A Stern Grove + Fort Funston Engagement | Amanda + Michael | San Francisco, California

As much as I love traveling for weddings and engagements, it is SUCH a treat to stay close to home, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that we live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. While many San Francisco engagement sessions feature the crowd favorites – majestic, modern and man-made buildings and bridges, it’s truly the raw, native elements of the city that are my favorite backdrops.  So naturally, (see what I did there? 😉 ) I couldn’t have been happier with the locations that Amanda + Michael chose for their engagement photos!  We began our session in Stern Grove, an amazing respite tucked inside the city, and also, the very place where these two will tie the knot next April! Surrounded by beautiful redwoods and lush, green hills, we wandered the grounds behind their energetic (yet incredibly well behaved!) Great Dane, I.O.! Amanda + Michael even scaled a hill for me, all in the name of a good photo (which was TOTALLY worth it, as you’ll see!) To wrap up the evening, we headed to Fort Funston, one of the couple’s regular hiking spots since it’s SUPER dog friendly, coupled with the fact there are breathtaking views at every turn. It was the perfect way to end this spectacular session! Thanks to Amanda, Michael + I.O. for giving me the grand tour – it was my first visit to both locations, but certainly not my last! After seeing these gorgeous results of our “engaging” evening together, I am even more excited to share their beautiful wedding photos when these two make it official in 2019! The countdown is on!
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