Geoff grew up in Marin County, so when we were deciding on a location, an Mt. Tam engagement session was a no-brainer! I met Geoff, the groom, back in college when we were both attending CSU, Chico (go Wildcats!). Funny enough, Katelyn, the bride, also went to Chico, but it wasn’t until AFTER we had graduated that we all became connected! Katelyn and Geoff met on a dating app, and I met Katelyn when they reached out about wedding photography. If you went to Chico, you will understand the instant connection you feel whenever you spend time with a fellow Wildcat!
We started our shoot in the redwoods just a few hours before sunset. One of the things I LOVE about Mt. Tam is how many different spots there are to shoot – you can shoot in the redwoods, on a cliff, in an open field, AND at the beach, all in one single afternoon. For us, we wanted to get a little bit of the redwoods but then move to open space that showed off the expansive view of the gorgeous pacific ocean. If you live in or near the Bay Area, you are no stranger to fog, which is always a risk when doing an engagement session near the coast. Although fog can (and typically is) really beautiful in photos, you do lose that glowiness and POP that only captures during golden hour. Lucky for us, it was a perfectly clear day, so we could see out into the endless pacific ocean with hardly any clouds in sight.
Once the sun began to set, the sky exploded in color, providing the most picturesque backdrop! It was one of those sunsets that didn’t seem real – how is it possible for the sky to be THAT beautiful?! Lucky for us, we have photo proof of what we witnessed and Katelyn + Geoff have the most gorgeous sky in the final set of their photos!
This Mt. Tam engagement session will forever be a special one to me. Now the countdown begins for Katelyn + Geoff’s November wedding!
March 3, 2020