Muir Woods Engagement Photos
Teresa and Mike’s Muir Woods engagement session was so much fun! We photographed the two of them in the beautiful forest area that is Muir Woods and on the bluffs of Marin, above a stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge. With both the trees and the ocean, with some stunning views and beautiful light, and with the sweetest couple ever (and a few beers!), this session was SO much fun.
We started on the pathways of this beautiful forest, the trees stretching tall above us. Love the old growth redwoods here.
Being cute, surrounded by the quiet of the redwood forest.
Love this one in black and white.
Even though we shot these during the early afternoon, it tends to be a bit darker in Muir Woods, nestled among the hills and deep in the trees. These images were taken in a little clearing, right above the river. Such a pretty little spot. Love the way Teresa’s dress catches the light!
Beautiful smiles. :)
Her necklace goes perfectly with her dress. Love a good statement piece in an engagement session.
Stuuuuunning ring that these two picked out. I absolutely adore it! Close up shots to come.
Little people in a big place. Such scale.
A quiet moment.
And then a kiss. Well… almost. An almost kiss.
Then we headed over to one of my favorite spots in Marin for beautiful Golden Gate Bridge engagement photos. Holy WOW, that’s a good view! Insane, with the city behind. So beautiful.
Some sweet kisses. <3
Pretty in black and white, too!
Such a classic California setting. You can just see Rodeo Beach in the distance behind them.
Happiness is marrying your best friend.
This simple, stunning shot of Teresa is one of my favorites. So perfect.
And this one, too.
Okay, back to that dreamy BLING. Absolutely adore the color and shape. So beautiful! Against the grain of wood looks beautiful, too.
A couple shots of Teresa looking stunning.
And a few of Mike, looking handsome and happy.
But can’t keep them separate for long! Loved this spot, with the perfect golden sunshine.
This adorable image is one of my favorites from the whole session.
And this one, too. Cuties!
Wow! What an incredible view.
Checking out the ocean with your sweetie is bliss.
And then heading over to the bridge as the sun got lower. Love the way these two look against the whole of San Francisco and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Incredible.
Beautiful in black and white, too.
Mike and Teresa both grew up away from the San Francisco Bay Area, so their families are all flying in to celebrate with them. Even though they are both now based in San Francisco, for all their guests, this is a bit of a destination wedding. They wanted their engagement photos (and therefore their Save the Dates) to have the San Francisco feel of where they call home now and help remind their guests what an awesome location they are heading to for their wedding. Love it!
Dreamy. Another favorite, for sure.
So beautiful. How sweet is love?! The greatest gift.
… And then we busted out the beers. hah! Love that these two brought a little drink. At first it was planned so that they could relax a bit in front of the camera. But we easily got relaxed and (almost) totally forgot about the beers. As the sun set and we finished up the session, we broke them out. I love love love the fun personality in these images. Too good.
And then a candid one, as they had a drink and watched the sunset over their city. Too perfect a way to end the day.
A couple less candid ones that I completely ADORE. How beautiful are these!?
Teresa and Mike, thank you both for having me along for an absolutely phenomenal San Francisco engagement session. I love the images we made in Muir Beach and in Marin, above the ocean and along the cliffs. So beautiful. I cannot wait to celebrate your wedding with you soon! xo
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