One of the hardest parts of this pandemic was not knowing if my business would survive. It was incredibly stressful and heartbreaking. All I wanted to do was to be able to photograph love again. After fifteen months I finally got the chance with Liv and Hunter. To say I felt out of practice is an understatement. I arrived at the San Francisco Ferry Building early to scope out locations and help get my nerves under control. Panic started to creep in every so slightly when I realized just how crowded it was around the building. It was also on the early side and the light was pretty bright. I found one section in front of the building that was in open shade. It was also an area of the building that nobody was using. I checked my camera settings and started to relax. If there is one thing this San Francisco Ferry building session taught me it’s that you don’t need multiple locations and backdrops to make a shoot interesting. Find a solid location that works and let your subjects take center stage.
Liv and Hunter arrived and were so full of warmth and excitement. They made my job insanely easy. I was able to step back and truly capture their authenticity and love for one another. It was a beautiful thing and I am so incredibly grateful for our time together. I left feeling elated and excited for the rest of this year. Hopeful that I’ll be photographing love and weddings with a newfound appreciation. Never taking hugs for granted.