Daniella and I grew up in the same town, swam together on the local swim team, went to the same high school. And while we didn’t run in the same social circles or get to know each other all that well during our formidable years of adolesence, I was always a big fan. She has this sweetness to her that’s magnetic and delightfully authentic, and she may seem shy and timid at first, but she has fiery side and a wicked sense of humor that unveils itself once you get to know her a bit. I love it. And apparently, so does Ryan. After a fireside chat at a friend’s bon fire, the two of them hit it off and found themselves smitten with each other from then on. And when weeks of hiking in the Sierras, playing on the lake, cheering on the ducks and drinking German beer turned in months and those months turned into years, Ryan proposed and asked his beloved to stay by his side for life. She gleefully obliged of course.
You can tell they are met to be just in the way they make each other laugh and in the way she looks at him. You can see their contentedness in simply being together…in the everydayness, in the between, in the adventures and the lazy Sundays at home doing absolutely nothing. I love that about them. They are a no-fuss, easy going couple the you could literally spend the whole day watching leaves fall off a tree and have a grand old time! Haha. So needless to say, when Isaac & I found ourselves wandering through Golden Gate Park, sipping Sangria, and sharing jerk chicken and fancy rice and beans together, we had ourselves a blasty-blast. And of course, we documented their beautiful love and connection along the way. Here are the stills from our afternoon together shooting their engagement photos in San Francisco…enjoy.