06.05.2011 Marielle

Vanessa & Neil. San Francisco Engagements.

When I asked them about their relationship, Neil said it perfectly…that he & Vanessa are like two puzzle pieces that are jagged & crazy on one side, but that they are two puzzles pieces that fit together perfectly. He & Vanessa met long ago in school & re-connected again through Facebook. Vanessa had friended him but had forgotten how they had originally met. When Neil reminded her who he was-and what class they had together in High School, it all clicked. HE was the kid who sat in the back of class who was funny & mischievous. HE was the kid who made her laugh. They met up for a first date & the rest was history. Now they are a fantastically FUN couple who are absolutely hilarious together. They are planning a wedding next month at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.  It’s a total understatement to say that I am SO excited for their wedding! If their engagement session was any indication of what their wedding will be like, I know I’m in for an exciting & fabulous wedding!

When I first met up with Vanessa, I knew that I wanted to be her new BFF. She is energetic, fun, exciting & has the best wardrobe I’ve ever seen. When I asked her what Neil is like, she told me about how awesome he is-and she was right! They are literally the perfect match and their engagement session was a total blast. They brought their own props-and even brought along their darling dog Beefcake. We.had.so.much.FUN! I am so excited to share these photographs with you all-so here they are!

We started out in San Francisco where it was sunny & gorgeous…


Neil wasn’t too excited about holding the flowers…obviously!

Once we got down to the Embarcadero, it was pouring rain!!! Vanessa & Neil were total champs, though & I love how the photos in the rain ended up!

We took a dinner break while it poured rain outside & when we finished eating, the light outside was perfect….and the rain was gone!

This photograph perfectly shows just how much fun Vanessa & Neil have together-I LOVE it!

Vanessa’s mother gave Neil this awesome wrestling mask for Christmas-these photos were so much fun to take-we were all laughing so hard!!

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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 (4)

  1. Difficult to select a favorite, because these are all so good, but I really, really like the first one where they are walking across the street with The City in the background! The image with the green wall, and their dog looking at them is priceless, as well. Your angle of the bow and arrow with the bridge in the background is very artistic, and a great, impressive shot. You are a fabulous photographer!

  2. This really looks like you guys had the time of your lives. I love the personalities captured, and that dog! Oh my heck. Very lovely composition and choice of locations. Excellent work. 🙂

  3. Oh mY! These are so much fun and wow on variety!!!!
    My hubby and I are coming to San Fran this fall and I’m so tempted to get a session!!!

  4. Sue Wiscombe

    ADORABLE (as always) but that pooch looks ticked off at the world! It is hilarious in the pictures!

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