Jen and I met Sara last January. We attended a bridal faire at the Claremont Hotel in Oakland, and she and her mom perused by once or twice. We hit it off quickly, and I had a good feeling.
Long story short, a few weeks ago we started plans for a time to meet. Eric, her fiancé, joined us for a cup o’ tea and a little portfolio review. Some days later I got a call that I was hoping for, and pretty soon after, we headed down to Santa Cruz’s Boardwalk for an engagement session.
The boardwalk is such a great place to photograph due to all the colors, action, and perspectives. Plus, you can grab a Deep Fried Twinkie whenever your heart desires. Unless, um, your heart seizes up from too many said Twinkies. So grab your snack of choice, take a minute, and browse for a bit.
When you go to the amusement park, you just have to play Skee Ball. It’s a given. And just doing this brings out the child, and the competitive side in all of us. Eric went for the big money ball in the upper corner. Sara played in more conservatively. Who would win?
Sara was graceful in her victory, and gave her tickets away to a little girl watching the action. She received the gift with great joy, and I am sure the 20 tickets, added to her already substantial handful, would almost certainly get her a Boardwalk Pencil or the like.
Right about here, our light started to fade, and the fog rolled in. We headed out to the pier and made the most of it. But I gotta tell you, crispy chicken tacos were sounding really good at that point.
Eric and Sara, once again, it was a pleasure. Thanks for your patience, willingness, and amazing skee ball skills. I can’t wait for the wedding at Stanford… gonna be magic.
See you down the road.