San Francisco Engagement | Tim and Trish

A recreation of their amazing first date - a romantic French restaurant with a walk on the pier.

She wasn’t used to gentlemen or opened doors. She had never tasted caviar or sipped a great glass of wine. At first glance, she was a rebel urbanite that thrived on San Francisco nightlife, but on the inside she’s always been a sweetie-pie that can’t wait to raise a family with a Volvo in the suburbs. So when a town car showed up at her door and brought her to a french restaurant for her first date with Tim, she couldn’t help but feel her inner soccer mom tug at her heart and wonder who in the world this guy was. Was he rich? Was he high society? But throughout the night, she didn’t let the unfamiliar atmosphere throw her off and she held her own as this boy wined and dined her until the sun sank low.

But here’s the thing about Tim. Just like Trish’s streak of girl-next-door within her city rebel, he’s one of those uber-stylish renaissance men that could easily fill the role of Most Interesting Man in the world, but his inner-nerd will win you over every time. While he can hang with the best, in his heart he’s a simple guy too. He’s just knows how to respect his mother, say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, and treat a girl like a queen. And when it came to this girl of urban contradictions, he knew that he had to do anything in his power to lock her down.

Tim and Trish decided to relive that crazy romantic first date for their San Francisco engagement session by shooting at the french restaurant at which they dined, Absinthe, and the pier to which Tim brought Trish for a walk under the stars. We began at the pier and I’m not kidding when I say that these two have some serious style!



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