I always encourage my couples to choose a location that is special to them for their engagement session, so Rebecca & Min chose Shoreline Park in Mt. View as the backdrop. They were friends of a couple, whose wedding I photographed a couple years ago, but I had not met them before this day. My goals were to make sure they felt relaxed during our shoot and to document the amazing chemistry they had together. It was funny because right away I had found a cool area where the weeds were way over our heads. Rebecca and Min thought I was nuts to drag them down this ravine surrounded by dead grass. I just gave them a big ‘ol smile and said, “The lighting there is beautiful, so that’s where we need to be.” After everything was said and done, we ended up with some super fun photos with a bunch of different looks.