Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rosa and Richard's Portrait Session, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, California

Rosa and Richard had a beautiful wedding at the San Jose Museum of Art last May. I truly enjoyed photographing it, and they were thrilled with the photos. However, we hadn't had a chance to do engagement photos, so they jumped at the opportunity to do a portrait session together. Rosa was the very first person to contact me when I posted the Free Portrait Giveaway blog! It took a while for us to find a sunny day where we were all free, but we lucked out and got a classically gorgeous San Franciscan spring day for the shoot.

They recently moved to downtown San Francisco (and I'm so jealous of the fun they're having there!), so we decided to meet at the Yerba Buena Gardens area and wander around for our shoot. First we had tea at Samovar, which was awesome (and which will appear in another blog post soon). Then we walked around the various nooks and crannies of the Gardens, and had so much fun playing!

I had a really tough time narrowing down my favorites. These guys have so much personality and fun in front of the camera! They're also not shy about being affectionate, and the combination makes for fantastic lovey-dovey portrait sessions.

It's not all smooches, though - here we get a little sassiness too (love it!):

I had never been on the carousel at YBGardens before, but these are some of my favorite shots from the day, so I'd love to go back:

I was ready to finish up but Richard saw these gorgeous spring blossoms and asked if we could arrange a few shots there - and these ended up being some of my favorite shots. Thank goodness he asked me to stop. It's funny - you can't see it from this shot, but just a few feet to Rosa and Richard's right were people sitting down to tea on the Tea Lounge's patio - and people were walking down behind them. It's all about cropping and timing!

What a lovely day! Thank you, Rosa and Richard, for always being so fun to hang out with and to photograph. I loved hearing about Rosa's Morrissey dream :) and various crazy escapades... I think you guys will be really happy with the outcome from our shoot.

Here's the slideshow:

PS - I'm trying a new, bigger photo post size - what do you think?


Rosa Lee said...

Beautiful, just like I knew they would be. Such a fun day and you got all the best moments. You're the best!

Richard Lee said...

I might be a little biased about this set, but I like how much life you were able to capture in these photos.

Your strength is capturing moments, not merely images.