Patrick proposed to Kathryn at Alta Plaza Park in San Francisco, and its such a lovely park so why not do some engagement photos there! When I met Kathryn several years ago, I knew she was such an easy going and fun person to hang out with and it was great to spend a day with the two of them. Since they are both originally from the East coast and now call San Francisco their home together, we had to end the day with some photos of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in the background. I am so happy to be shooting their wedding in Sonoma later this year and I know that it is going to be a lovely wedding!
I have been to Hawaii several times but this was my first time on the island of Kauai and it was excellent. The scenery is so amazing on this island. We took a helicopter ride to enjoy the sights that include the Waimea Canyon, waterfalls, and the Napali Coast. Majority of the island is still on private property and is also inaccessible to vehicles so a helicopter ride is highly recommended if you want to see the gorgeous views that this island has to offer. It was no wonder why this island is a popular favorite among the other islands.
Views from the helicopter above Kauai are amazing.
There is a really cool phenomenon called Redtide which is when a huge concentration of algae bloom takes place causing a discoloration in the water. The phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum contain photosynthetic pigments causing the Ocean waves near Pacifica and Linda Mar to turn a neon blue. The color is the most obvious when there is a lot of movement, so it mainly shows up during the waves. Not sure how long this will last, but it started occurring last week. Unfortunately, it is not as obvious with the human eye but it does look really cool in photos. These were done with around a 2 second exposure.