Love is Grand.
In Honor of San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade this coming weekend, I wanted to share a few shots from a recent portrait session with Allison and Ondine.
It was such a joy to photograph their wedding last October in Sausalito and document their evening celebrations with family and friends. As far as traditions go, its common to take engagement portraits before the big day. In their case, we waited until after. I planned to create dramatic black and white images in the studio with a focus on expression and emotion. I was inspired by an image I came across on Instagram and I kept in my favorites for reference. Sometimes what works for one couple doesn't always translate to another couple. After all, we are all unique in our appearances and personalities. As a Photographer, this is when its important to let go of pre-conceived ideas and be inspired by what's in front of you. I'm so glad that my couple were happy to roll with whatever I suggested. What started out as a bit stiff and static, shifted to embracing and celebrating their unique styles. Here are a few of my favorites from the session.