Saturday, June 5, 2010

Katie & Josh {Vacaville/San Francsico/Napa engagement}

Last weekend was so much fun because Josh, my soon-to-be brother in-law's family came to visit. (wow that's the first time I've typed that I'll have a brother in law! weird I'm not used to that haha!) Josh's dad, Jim Rector, is an awesome photographer! So put the two of us and what do you get? A weekend filled with photoshoots! :)

We traveled all over Northern California taking picture after picture because Katie and Josh didn't have a choice were so willing! ;) Just kidding they were fantastic! I think between Jim and I, we took more engagement pictures than some people have wedding pictures! That made it tricky to narrow down but here are some of my favorites.

We started close to home, in the Vacaville hills... We didn't have much daylight left when we started but what was left of it made for some beautiful golden light.

The next day we headed over to San Francisco! We had the goal of getting some shots on the beach with the Golden Gate in the background. But the weather had other plans... Afternoon fog rolled in and there was no bridge to be seen! Instead we got a lot of shots around Fort Mason. It didn't have your typical 'city scenery' but I'm not complaining because it sure was fun to shoot there!

Loved this door! And the wall! Okay, and the couple too :)

Who would have thought that this garden-lke setting was steps away from the heart of SF!?

We made a quick stop at the Palace of Fine Arts - such a beautiful building!

Katie, you are so gorgeous!

And before wrapping up the day, we paid a visit to my other sister working at Brix in Napa,CA. I could shoot here FOREVER! Love it...

A little spin move? Yes please! :)

Don't they look good together? That's a rhetorical question, because of course they do! :)

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  1. Beautiful! You're so good with natural light. Jealous. LOL. I like the second one at the Palace of Fine Arts. Katie's eyes really "pop" in that one.

  2. they look so natural and happy! What gorgeous pictures Shan!!! Katie and Josh you guys look great together!

  3. Love them! How special that you got to do their photos, so exciting :)

  4. Love the venue love the models and love the shots. Great JoB!

  5. You are so incredibly talented; these are beautiful!

  6. Love the pics, they really turned out great!