Here is a stunning engagement session featuring Alondra and Roberto. Roberto and I used to work together at Lockheed Martin. This was my first job out of college. After my first few months I found myself pounding me head on the desk after 8 hours of staring at a screen. To get rid of some of this pent up energy I signed up for a company soccer league and met Roberto on the field. Roberto was always the guy that would give me crap, for not being able to run the length of the field 20 times, all while maintaining a massive grin on his face. After I left the “Big L” I kind of separated from that world, and was happily surprised when seven years later Roberto found me on Facebook and sent me a note. “Hey! Im engaged! Let’s take some photos!”
Not too long after that email, we sat down in a coffee shop and that is when I met Alondra. Immediately it was clear that Roberto was just enamored with her. I can remember him just talking about her, saying, “Alondra this, and Alondra that” even though she was right next to him. He just had an excitement about sharing her with me and the rest of the world. I walked away from that coffee shop just smiling about how happy he was.
Alondra lives in the mission district of San francisco and has come to love the murals which adorn the walls of little alley ways and buildings like the San Francisco Women’s building. Personally I had not taken the time to notice many of the murals during my outings in this Mexican mecca of the city. Yes, I’ve seen the murals over by Clarion Alley (Vallejo and 17th) however as we walked around the few block near her home I began to notice how many murals are scattered throughout this neighborhood. They are everywhere!
Alondra had also wanted to shoot at the Yerba Buena Gardens in SOMA, so we wrapped up our shoot there. That is one of my all time favorite places… to shoot, to lounge, to drink tea, to walk, its just an amazing little park right in the middle of downtown San Francisco. Its just full of different colors, textures, fountains, walls, stairs, walkways, on and on and on.
Clearly by the images below, Alondra and Roberto have a special love for one another. It was so fun to see Alondra’s expressions as Roberto his attention towards her. She just lights up!