on a quiet tree lined street in northern california sits a beautiful home filled with love, and the sound of little paws scurrying across a hardwood floor. in the backyard there is a garden, designed from the heart, and buzzing with life. ahren and chienlan opened up their home and their hearts to us. as we strolled through the garden that chienlan designed it did not feel like this was the first time we met ahren, chienlan, and sadie the wonder dog in-person. i love that their engagement photo session began at their home, in their garden, where their love grows more every day.
after cultivating some sweet shots in their garden we took a short ride and continued their engagement session in san francisco. let me just pause right here and say, we LOVE san francisco! it is such a fun place to be, and shoot. having ahren and chienlan there to model for us at some of the sites that hold special meaning to them made it even better.
first stop was the place that started it all for ahren and chienlan, building three. sure, it may not have quite the sex appeal as building two or the sizzle of building four, but it is where they first met. it will always have that, and that makes it the best building in the world.
next stop, a must whenever you’re in san francisco, was union square. it never disappoints. there are always some pretty interesting characters walking around the square. my favorite from this trip was the gentleman that walked up next to us and yelled “effin try it!” to no one in particular, then walked away.
with the sun speeding toward the horizon we bailed out of union square with the quickness. according to google maps we should not have made it in time, but ahren and chienlan employed some of their traffic tricks and got us from union square to the beach in about 6 minutes. we all sprinted through the parking lot and got to the sand just in time to catch a few shots of ahren and chienlan near the golden gate bridge in the warm glow of the day’s fleeting light. it was a perfect end to an awesome san francisco day.
while we were shooting, ahren and chienlan informed us that they only had about 7 photos of them together. we pretty much destroyed that figure for them in one afternoon, and their wedding is still to come. we can’t wait! the bad news is we have to wait 2 more months. the good news is there will be more ahren and chienlan cuteness posted this summer!
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