E & J | San Francisco City Hall Photography

It takes a really incredible blend of persistence, commitment, and of course love to survive an international long-distance relationship through a pandemic, when you are each locked down in your country and completely unable to even visit one another. And that is exactly what E and J have done, between here and Australia. They are completely down-to-earth souls who have finally journeyed across oceans to be together for good.

On what started as a sunny day in San Francisco, I met up with them and both sets of parents for their beautiful ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. Later that evening, we planned to meet at Sutro Baths for another photo session, but upon arrival I found it to be so comically fogged over (I couldn’t even see the trees in front of me), I called for a last-minute pivot, and we headed over to the Presidio for some stunning portraits amidst the moody backdrop. E and J were of course so kind and accommodating to this detour. And really, what could be more on theme for this couple than to gamely take on the detours of life and go on merrily loving each other? It was a true honor and delight to spend time with these two on this special day.

Part two, in the foggy Presidio, while the city glowed on in the far background.

A misty eucalyptus grove at Lovers Lane.

Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco, California. She combines a “fine art” aesthetic, with a photojournalistic approach to beautifully capture the moments of a wedding day, sun or fog. Follow her daily adventures on instagram and view more of her work at annawu.com.