San Francisco Engagement : Gladys + Chris

Photography

It was the first thing he said to her. And neither of them have forgotten it. Nice legs, Chris said the first time he saw Gladys. Coming from a complete stranger, it should’ve been awkward, but Chris possesses humor and charm, and when he quickly followed up with complimenting the animal-print tights she wore, Gladys simply laughed and struck up conversation with Chris. He was introduced to her by a mutual friend at church and they spent the evening chatting about his recent stint in Asia teaching english.

Gladys simply thought it was a chance meeting, but she later discovered Chris noticed her from around the world. On Facebook. She was in a picture with one of his friends and she popped from the screen. Chris thought she was beautiful and made every effort to fall in line with her view when he returned to the US, months later. His efforts paid off that day at church and when she sat next to him and offered him some of the almonds she snacked on, he knew he was in.

In the weeks that followed, Gladys and Chris planned dates around their favorite San Francisco spots, laughed at each others’ random jokes, and–soon enough–changed their relationship status to “Engaged” on the very thing that brought them together: Facebook. Gladys loves how much Chris pushes, encourages, and loves her…Chris loves how Gladys makes him laugh, see the world, and listen to what he says in between the lines. I’m honored to be shooting their wedding in Sonoma later this year, especially after getting to know them in San Francisco for their engagement session…here are a few of my favs…

We started in their new apartment, where gorgeous light peered in from the San Francisco streets…

The great thing about classic architecture is the overabundance of windows and light…

Ring, ring…

Before we headed out, we had to have some fun in their old school elevator…

Just a few streets away is Gladys’ favorite cupcake bakery…no, really, she’s addicted. We paused for a bit before getting our sweet on…

She’s tasted every cupcake flavor at That Takes the Cake and knows just how good sugar should taste…she’s even planned to have these at her wedding…awwww, yeah….

We then drove to Majestic Forest in San Francisco…and the light was ahhhh-mazing…

Glad, you’re fierce…and boy oh boy do you know how to SMEYEZ! (For those who are confused, ‘smeyez’ is smiling with your eyes)

Love…love…love…one of the best things about this couple is that they’re San Francisco wedding photographers, and they sure know how to have fun behind and in front of the lens!

And your shoes? Yes, I’ll take a pair for myself…

To view more of Gladys and Chris’ San Francisco engagement session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!