This San Francisco engagement photo from Lori and Todd’s session recently won an engagement photos award! The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) is an international organization that connects brides and grooms with wedding photographers. It also showcases photographers’ work through photography contests. The Diamond Award, in particular, is given for “creative environmental or on-location engagement portrait photography.”

Although I am based in Lake Tahoe, I will travel anywhere to photograph a wedding. Because Lori and Todd’s wedding was in San Francisco, it made sense for us to shoot their engagement photos in San Francisco as well. Photographing couples surrounded by lakes, mountains and pine trees is always fun. But I love the change of scenery when I get to meet couples in other locations!

We visited several iconic locations for Lori and Todd’s San Francisco engagement photos. This photo is from the Lover’s Lane trail. This is one of the oldest foot trails in the Presidio area. In fact, it may be the oldest travel corridor in San Francisco. During the late 1700’s, this path was the easiest and most logical route between the Spanish Presidio and the mission. In 2010, Andy Goldsworthy installed his second work of art in the Presidio. He named it “Wood Line.”

The Eucalyptus trees that make up “Wood Line” came from local tree-removal projects. When you walk this path, you really feel surrounded by the beauty of these tall and majestic trees!

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