Willa and Lucas and I met over a glass of beer at a local San Francisco spot. I instantly felt that these two were something special, something different or perhaps just rare. You know that kind of love that makes you say, “yeah they’re def soulmates” that was my impression. This would feeling would permeate their entire wedding. Every aspect of their day was a reflection of them, from decor to the obvious location and the connection between their closest friends.
They invited me to not only capture their day but also stay the weekend in The Yosemite Valley. I camped in the woods for the first time, which was more like glamping, no complaints here! Every morning was crisp and the smell of the pine welcomed me to seize the day. Not typically a morning person, this trip helped me see why morning people wake up with the sunrise.
Not the day after their wedding but 2 days after, we all woke up at 4am to begin our “Day After Session”. It was incredibly important for Willa and Luke to be 100% present for all of their guests during their wedding so deciding to have their newlywed photos done a couple days after was an obvious solution. We were able to spend 2 hours together chasing the sunrise, creating beautiful imagery and hanging out as friends. This was my first Day After Session and I hope it isn’t the last! To focus on my craft and being present for my couples without the pressure of a timeline was an unforgettable experience.