06.04.2011 Marielle

Jen & Alan. Tilden Park Engagements.

She knew it wouldn’t work out. Even though she & Alan had the best conversations on the phone & sooooo much in common, she just knew that their geographical differences would make it impossible to have a relationship. Of course, she didn’t tell this to Alan who had plans to meet her for the first time in person over the 4th of July weekend. But the minute that she & Alan met face to face, she knew that it would work out. That they (as my friend Tim Gunn on Project Runway says) would make it work. That despite the fact that she lived in California & he lived in Oregon, they could definitely be a couple. After Alan left after his short weekend trip, they had already planned the next trip when they’d see each other again. And again. And again. And thus began their long-distance relationship-every two weeks they flew to see each other, learning more about each other & having a blast together. Despite those pesky geographical differences that Jen had worried about in the beginning, they feel deeply in love. Needless to say, love will find a way to make things work when it’s meant to be.

On a trip to visit Jen, Alan proposed to Jen at Hakone Gardens-the place where they will be getting married next month! Finally they will be able to live in the same state together-starting a new chapter in their lives without having to take flights to see each other! Jen & Alan are a darling, sweet couple who both have the kindest spirits & the biggest hearts. I am always so lucky when I have clients who I feel are my friends-and I definitely feel this way about them!

We had planned on taking their photographs in San Francisco but the location was closed for construction throughout the month. So we ended up in Tilden Park & I’m so glad we did because I think it suited them perfectly…

DYING over this one..

In love with this one…

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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!

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  1. Meghan

    Such a beautiful location! Love the ones in the wheat field–such great warm light too!

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