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Windy Engagement Session at Crissy Field in San Francisco

Adventure Session, Engagement + Couples

May 18, 2022

San Francisco will always hold a soft spot in my heart. It could be that I spent one of the best weeks of my life there celebrating my graduation. Or, it could be that no matter how many times you visit there is always something new to see or do. Also, it has some of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. Oh, and it’s a photographers dream with endless places for engagement photos much like this engagement session at Crissy Field.

Crissy Field is one of my favorite San Francisco engagement session locations for multiple reasons. It could be that it has an amazing view of the Golden Gate bridge with the sun setting behind it. However, for me, it’s the fact that within one location you can get a variety of sceneries all which scream San Francisco. Plus, the amount of different textures from the water, Golden Gate bridge, shrubbery, California Palm tress, and the San Francisco sky line….talk about drool worthy.

Now, if you’ve been to San Francisco you know that near the water no matter the time of year, it’s going to be cold and can get pretty windy. This day was absolutely no different. I was freezing in the middle of June. Don’t let that detour you from using Crissy Field for your engagement photos. Here are some of my tips to make the most of your engagement photos if it’s windy and cold.

Tips for Windy Engagement Photos:

Embrace It.

Wear something that is more flowy. It will add extra natural movement to your photos that are absolutely dreeaaaaaammy. Also, it’s your engagement photos. What a better time to snuggle up together! I’d much rather be affectionate when it’s cold rather than 110 degrees outside.

Trust Your Photographer.

Oftentimes, I know that my brides (and sometimes even my grooms) prefer to be photographed on one side. I get it. I’m the same exact way. However, trust your photographer if they’re switching sides up. When it’s windy, I’ll often put my brides to the side where the windy is blowing their hair away from their face. That way instead of looking wind blown, it just adds to the natural movement. Win win in my book.

Get Silly.

One of the best things about wind during engagement photos is the natural movement it adds. It’s also great when doing more movement based posing because the wind will add depth. It’s a perfect time to add even more movement based poses such as twirling, picking up and spinning, and piggy back rides.

Be Flexible.

You’ll notice towards the end of this engagement session at Crissy Field, my bride decided to put her hair half up. We wanted to use a specific part of the beach which had her hair blowing into her face instead of away from it. Instead of nixing the idea, she changed up her hairstyle. Don’t be afraid to throw your hair up or even in a braid.

Crissy Field Engagement Photos:

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If you’re loving the dress M wore during her engagement session at Crissy Field, you’re in luck! This is a part of my client closet, and as an KAP client, you get exclusive access to use it for your session.

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