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Vivienne and Charles’ San Francisco Engagement Photos

I am so happy to share with you Vivienne and Charles’ San Francisco engagement photos today! I love this session; super cute couple and beautiful location!

We started in one of my favorite parts of San Francisco, a secret little spot I scouted out a bit ago in the Presidio. (We used this spot for photos during Nick and Meredith’s wedding, too!) I loved the light on this afternoon and we took full advantage of the beautiful setting. San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

These two are so happy and easy together and it really shows! Love these sweet kisses.San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

Vivienne actually made her adorable flower crown herself! I loved it the moment she put it on and it looked beautiful on her the whole entire session. It was definitely a lovely little prop to bring some extra color to their photo session.San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

I just couldn’t get over the light this afternoon! We had a beautiful San Francisco day and we were happy to take total advantage of it!

Don’t they look sweet together?San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

Happiness is being with the one you love. :) San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

These might be my favorites from the session (although it’s dang hard to choose!) San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

Here we are showing off her lovely, mint green dress. Vivienne’s style choice was the perfect compliment to Charles’ softer colors and the glow of the trees. Sharply dressed, you two! San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

Such a pretty little ring! Love the bling. San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

Of course, I had to get photos of the pretty lady on her own! She was a total natural in front of the camera and we had a lot of fun making these beautiful photos. I love how relaxed and happy Vivienne is!
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Girl, you are going to make a STUNNING bride! San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

And just as I had to get the lady on her own, I definitely had to get the gent on his own! Charles, thanks for “bringing it” to the photo session! Your relaxed and stylish outfit was perfect and you have such a wonderful smile! San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

One last one in the trees before we headed to the beach. Isn’t it perfect? I’m always surprised by how you can find such quiet, solo spots in San Francisco. Even the big city has some nooks and crannies. So cute, you two! San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

Before we got started at the beach though, I had to get a couple photos of Vivienne’s bling! Dang girl, such a pretty ring. Great choices, you two!San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comAnd another shot with the green of her dress as the backdrop.San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

A few solo portraits of the two of them on Baker’s Beach. I almost think Vivienne looks like a mermaid in these photos!San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

A couple of artsy shots on such a lovely, sunny day at the beach.San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

And then, of course, we took full advantage of the beauty that is Baker’s Beach and the view of the Golden Gate Bridge that you can get here. I cannot get enough of photographing at this spot (we visited here when I did Laura and Levi’s San Francisco engagement photos, too, although it was a completely different, very foggy kind of day!)San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

A glory shot of the lovely lady in red all by herself. *heart eyes* for San Francisco!San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

It was so much fun to play on the beach and I couldn’t be thankful enough that Vivienne and Charles weren’t afraid of getting in the water a little bit! With lots of golden sunshine and a beautiful sunset, it made for some unforgettable images!
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Cuties! xoSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.comSan Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

What a classic beauty. Love this image in black and white!San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

We had to! So fun.
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And then, to top it all off, we had an incredible sunset. Such a perfect afternoon!San Francisco Engagement Photos with trees and the Golden Gate Bridge // SimoneAnne.com

Vivienne and Charles, thank you so much for inviting me along to document your love! I had a wonderful time photographing you two and I cannot wait to celebrate your wedding with you this winter! xo

For more images that I’ve created see here and to browse all of the weddings that I’ve photographed and blogged, see here. I am available to photograph weddings in California and all over the world. For more engagement photos, see all of the couples sessions I’ve photographed here.

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