I am so excited to be photographing Joana + Roberts upcoming wedding in October. I met with Joana and Robert to talk about their wedding plans after their wedding planner Lindsy Hines recommended me. The first time I met with them, Robert did most of the talking and Joana was quiet and shy. Before we had our engagement session they wanted to meet up again to talk about what to expect. It seems they had lots of questions about what the engagement session would be like. We met at Sogno Di Vino which is an annex of their favorite restaurant in Little Italy Bon Appetito for a glass of wine and to talk about the upcoming engagement photos. A glass of wine turned into a bottle, and we talked for over an hour about their wedding plans, wine, work, how they met, and a little bit about the photo session. We decided on shooting in Balboa Park which is very close to where Robert works, and he often runs through the park during the days.
We met up by the Prado, and walked over to Alcazar Garden to start their photos. I love Alcazar Gardens because it seems to be off the radar for a lot of visitors to Balboa Park and is very beautiful. It’s a small area, but includes some of the great architecture that Balboa Park offers and is a quiet place to start portraits without all the people that you’ll find throughout the rest of the park.
From the quiet of Alcazar Garden and the front of the Museum of Man, Joana and Robert got changed and we attended a rally at the Spreckels Organ Pavillion … this was the exact opposite of the garden, I mean, there were literally hundreds of people around the pipe organ with someone screaming into a microphone to the point of being distorted past comprehension. Robert and Joana did great even though they couldn’t hear me, at this time, they were totally comfortable in front of the camera and gave me great looks for the photos.
The arboretum is another great location in Balboa Park and a spot Robert was excited to photograph around.
As the light faded in the park we were sad that the cafe lights that line El Prado, but we still took advantage of the fading light and got some great twilight shots on the main boulevard that travels through Balboa Park. I’m so looking forward to Joana + Robert’s wedding after their engagement photos in Balboa Park, and it’s coming up fast!