Greetings sweet readers,
As a Northern California native I couldn’t help but connect to this engagement session by the amazingly talented Wendy K Yalom. I really admire when a photographer can capture the ‘in between’ and ‘oh so sweet moments’ with a couple. Destinee and Seth are so cute and relaxed together. Ferry Building Plaza Marketplace is the perfect location for a spring engagement shoot in San Francisco… if you ever visit check out Hog Island Oyster Co….Yum! For now, live vicariously through these photos.
From the Photographer:
“Spring has… kind of unofficially spring in San Francisco with a week of make the East Coast Envious 70 degree sunny days and a city full of bursting cherry blossom trees. Pablo Neruda’s words having been coyly running through my head- I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees. With love, sensuality and spring running through the air, it was the ideal week to visit The San Francisco Ferry Building Farmer’s Market with Destinee and Seth for a Madly in Love Portrait Session. Madly in Love portrait session are totally unique to each couple and it was Seth and Destinee’s shared love of great San Francisco food and style that decided the Ferry Building and Hotel Vitale. It is always an honor to capture people in Love and particularly a couple that so radiantly and intentionally prioritizes pleasure and truth. As you enjoy, I hope you are blown open to love as the cherry trees are by the Springtime.”
From the Bride and Groom to be:
“Seth surprised me by showing up at my office on Friday at 6pm (when we were
suppose to meet downtown) in a private car. I thought something was up but
he surprises me occasionally with romantic dates so it could easily been
one of those. The driver headed to the freeway and before I knew it, we
were to the Oakland private airport!
Now I was getting really excited. As we got ready to get into the
helicopter, Seth opened the trunk to reveal packed weekend bags! Unknown to
me, he had cancelled our weekend appointments but left them on the calendar
to help in the surprise.
The helicopter ride took us through the city, over to Golden Gate bridge -
we even went UNDER the bridge, and over to half moon bay. We even spotted a
whale just prior to landing! According to the pilot, that only happens once
every 7-10 years.
We were greeted by a driver from the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay at the
airport. Of course, now I knew something was up but didn’t know how it was
all going to unfold. Upon arriving at the front desk, they informed us that
our room wasn’t ready for another 30 minutes. I thought that was strange
(this is the Ritz, after all!) and even stranger that Seth wasn’t bothered
at all by it (he expects top notch service).
Seth asked where the beach was and we headed down the pathway to the
After walking in circles for a little bit (he told me later he was looking
for a bottle in the sand, but couldn’t find it). he took out a piece of
paper where he had written what he wanted for us in our relationship months
ago. This is one of my favorite notes that I keep by my bedside. He shared
he wanted all these things for us, for the rest of his life and dropped to
his knees and asked me to marry him. I started crying, and crying and said
yes. There were others on the beach that started clapping!
He then pointed to a woman sitting on the beach and revealed that she was
our photographer, who had been capturing the entire thing. I immediately
took off my coat, stopped crying, and we posed for some additional shots on
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, Seth shared that we had a
oceanfront suite for the entire weekend, with massages the next day, and
club access! When we arrived at our room, there were rose petals, champagne
with chocolate covered strawberries, photos of us in frames throughout the
suite, with one of songs (Daft Punk) playing.
It was a beautiful, romantic weekend and a woman could not ask for a more
elaborate, special engagement.”
Congratulations you two! To see all the sweetness head over to Wendy’s blog here.
Photographer: Wendy K Yalom Location: Ferry Building Plaza Marketplace