One of the things I love about San Francisco are the places you could go to take great pictures. It was our first time hanging out with Alex & Sara to take their engagement pictures in preparation for their wedding day. We decided to go to the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park to capture their special moments together. Even though the cherry blossoms weren't in bloom during that time, the park was green and flourishing despite the cold winter season. Also it was a crowded day at the park but we managed to get by and take some intimate photos of the two as we walked around the area. What was great was the joyful spirits Sara and Alex had during our shoot. We all had a great time walking around the park. After which we did a few stops at the De Young Museum before the sun hid behind the clouds. We were so hungry by the end of the afternoon that we all had dinner at a local Japanese restaurant that i've never been to before (Sara was amazing about finding some good eats in the neighborhood). We got to know Alex & Sara more during our dinner with them (and the great sushi made it even more enjoyable). On our last shoot, we took them to a site which Violeta and I scouted during our previous trip and decided to share with our new friends. There they had the ultimate backdrop of San Francisco unlike any other! The weather cooperated with us and we got a gorgeous view of the city. Violeta and I are very grateful to have spent a good amount of time with Sara & Alex and we look forward to your wedding day in July 2014 over at Viansa Winery!