Crystina (Kaylene) + Nick


Crystina is a good friend, she also happens to be my dental hygienist. I got excited to do this Engagement shoot when she told me she is engaged. Crystina and Nick are a great couple, a lot of fun to work with.  
While planning for the E shoot she asked me about some hints to prepare for the shoot. I shared the information based on my experience. When I asked her where they would like to go for the shoot, she told me this, "MP , I am not sure, but I totally trust you, pick up the places you like and think would work for us". Its an amazing feeling when a client trusts you absolutely for everything. I picked up two of my favorite places in San Francisco which I thought would also go with their personality, Battery Mendell and Baker Beach. Along with trust also comes responsibility. The vagaries of city's weather concerned me, what if the weather is not favorable to the pictures on the day of the shoot. And on the day of our shoot it did change from one extreme to another. In fact the whole shoot had some extreme contrasts - from the dark grungy backgrounds of Battery Mendell to the bright open sky, and from a bright sunny backdrop  to the overcast foggy sky. The day concluded with a gorgeous and colorful sunset. Sometimes, to make the shoot fun,  the photographer has to suggest some poses/actions which are out of the comfort zone of the couple. But Nick and Kaylene were totally at ease with everything and were happy to try all the ideas. 
An amazing couple who trusts you absolutely, thats when the magic happens !
Thanks Crystina & Nick for trusting me and for the opportunity to capture these moments for you.