A Tale of Two Cities | A Charmingly Spirited Engagement Session in San Francisco and Vancouver

I suppose it goes without saying: Every engagement session is special, reflecting love stories as colorful as the couples that live them.

But a little while back, I took on a client I knew would be one of the more special ones - my little brother, Tim and his then-fiance Cristine. In more ways than one, it proved to be an experience I’d cherish for years to come.

Tim and Cristine were based in Asia and wanted a West Coast destination for their engagement session.  Vancouver and San Francisco seemed like the perfect combination. And so we got straight to work. It was an enjoyable process planning the different spots that would become the picture perfect backdrop for the shoot, especially when you’ve got two breathtaking cities to work with. The journey was just as fun as the destinations, particularly because I had the chance to wear different hats for this shoot -- a photographer, beauty consultant, stylist, location scout, and tour guide all rolled into one!

There’s also a lot more to appreciate about couples who are eager to try just about anything to bring your and their vision to life! From waking up at dawn to catch a good sunrise, to braving the rain, to hiking trails, and standing on cliffs - the session felt like a metaphor of love’s unrelenting spirit, one that showed through Tim and Cristine.

These are the photos we ended up taking, and a video I had put together of that session.

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