It all started with being neighbors. Talk about a small world, Wendy Tobar’s and Luis Montes de Oca’s parent’s house are literally next door so they grew up next to each other without ever knowing each other. It wasn’t until Luis’s brother married Wendy’s sister did they first meet each other. It was until later that romance sparked and a couple years later, Luis proposed to Wendy, knowing she was the One.
How did he propose to her? Every year for Christmas, they light the big Christmas tree in Union Square and every year, Wendy and Luis would get a photo in front of the big Christmas tree. And as it was tradition for them as well, they would go eat and celebrate at the Hard Rock Cafe. Well this particular year on Dec 21, Luis had put the engagement ring in her Mango Margarita and Wendy didn’t see it at first and was drinking from it, and she was starting to get a bit tipsy an decided to take one last drink and that’s when she saw it. And you know what’s even extra cute, they celebrate their anniversary on every 21st of the month! Nothing fancy, but some dinner and date night to let one another know they care. That’s love.
So we started off photographing the e-session at Baker Beach. The weather was beautiful with sunny blue skies and warm without being too warm. I just snapped some casual photos around the beach and then on the beach:
With a couple so in love, I rarely find I have to give much direction, just let them be and let the magic unfold. Afterward, we made our way down to the Embarcadero and Pier 39 to get some more shots.
And here’s a fun shot taken in front of the Hard Rock Cafe, Brenizer Method style night time shot (43 photos stitched):
What a great couple; we had a blast! Certainly looking forward to their wedding in November! Thank you to Eric Lee for the lighting assist.