It all started with a pony tail. A pony tail, and a summer camp over a decade ago. It was one of those quick fleeting, almost trivial moments that could have easily been lost in time. Trivial, except that it would change everything for the rest of their lives. She had just casually pulled her hair back into a pony tail as she walked out of her cabin, but that was the moment that Josh looked up and saw Beth for the first time. Sure he had seen her before, but this was the first time he really *saw* her and knew his heart would never be the same. "It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen." Over ten years later, he's still saying the same thing.
Meet Josh & Beth. They are the amazing couple that brought us out on our little California adventure. Be prepared for a SERIOUSLY long post. The first time I edited these down for the blog, I still had 150 in the folder. So yea, just be prepared.
These guys live in San Francisco, so we started in the city on Sunday evening when we got into town. These are some fun shots around the "Ferry Building," where Josh & Beth spend a lot of weekends hanging out.
Seriously, how stunning is Beth??
A fun shot on the pier near the Bay Bridge
One of Justin's all time favorite portraits:
The next morning we started out at a park with an incredible view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Check out the yummy fog!
But as is so often the case, you go to a location for one thing and end up finding a ton of other cool stuff nearby. Like these awesome trees!!
And did I mention there was a wartime bunker?!?!
How James Dean is this shot? I think Dennis Stock would be proud.
Then it was off to Napa, where there were barrels...
and warm, buttery light. ahhhhh....
How beautiful are these two? They make it wayyy too easy!
Then it was time to get a little dressed up as we literally raced down the road chasing the last few minutes of light. A little trespassing was involved but it was WELL worth it! (We had already been chased off the Robert Mondavi estate by one very grumpy security guard. Geez dude, take a pill!)
Josh & Beth, thank you guys for everything. Especially the super yummy thai food! We can't wait to see you again in July!!