04.07.2011 Marielle

Vanessa & Silvio. San Francisco Engagements.

It was high school. They were on the swim team & at first they didn’t like each other. After all, Vanessa was stubborn & Silvio was bossy (their words-not mine!!). But…BUT in the summer of 1998, things changed. It was at the local YMCA where they re-connected as they worked as a swim teacher & a lifeguard. From there, they realized that when they were together, life was awesome. Fun. And that when they were together life was the best it could possibly be. Over time, they became the sweetest couple & the best of friends. They love traveling, cooking & just.being.together.

One evening as they were getting ready to take a walk, Silvio surprised Vanessa with a gorgeous ring & asked her to be his wife. She said yes!!! They are planning a wedding on the beach in September (along with a clam bake!). I am sooooooooooo excited to be able to photograph their wedding.

I knew the first time I met them that we would have a great time during their engagements. But oh.my.goodness. I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun we had! It’s been a long time since I’ve laughed that hard! We had a reallllly fun time hanging out by the De Young Museum & the Botanical Gardens. It seemed like the perfect light was everywhere we went & the weather was fabulous! I had the hardest time narrowing down their photos to my favorites because I love them all! I can’t wait for their wedding in September!!! If their wedding is anything like the two of them are, I’m positive that it will be filled with fun & lots of laughter.

I feel like every single one of these photographs is such a real reflection of just how fun Vanessa & Silvio are…

Love this one. Sooooooooooo much.

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Marielle Hi! My name is Marielle Hayes and I am a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to travel, bargain hunt and spend time with my husband, our daughter and our Boston Terrier. Enjoy my blog and leave me some comments to let me know what you think!

Comments (8)

  1. Jeffrey Loftin

    There is something about these in-motion shots that is somehow more complex and is the whole next level of awesome in your pictures.

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