They met through dance. After months of performing, rehearsing, dancing together, they slowly got to know each other, and eventually, they started dating. It was in a crowded restaurant that Lee got down on one knee and proposed in a chocolate syrup message written on a dessert plate. If there is one thing that strikes you about Janey and Lee right away, it’s that they do everything with heart. They share a sense of passion, all the while honoring each other’s individuality.
For their engagement session, we met on Treasure Island, the man-made Island that sits right in the middle of the Bay Bridge running from San Francisco to Oakland. Treasure Island used to be a military base, but has long since turned into abandoned buildings with the occasional church or warehouse where people hold events. I loved the idea of abandoned buildings, and it created a great backdrop for an urban, unconventional engagement shoot. Perfect for Janey and Lee.
This next one might be my favorite:
Abandoned gas station.
The shot of the Bay Bridge on the left was taken by my assistant Sammie. She just held the camera out and shot straight up into the sky. Awesome.
San Francisco skyline.
And a one more, not so serious, for kicks.
Here are two Instax shots we did at the end of the shoot!