Hiring a photographer from out of town can be an uneasy feeling. Questions immediately race into your mind like, will they show up, are they in fact a real human being, how do I know they will be on time and ready for what I envision? For Brianna and Travis it was having the trust and confidence in my abilities as not only an artist, but as going on a journey together through this time in their lives. I am so grateful when I get couples that are fearless when it comes to geographic location and going after what they really want.
It was a very long day for me, hoping on a 6:00 am flight out of Palm Springs and into San Jose by brunch time. Brianna + Travis toured me around San Jose, took me to local eateries, and just talked out hearts out. Being able to spend an entire day with a couple is definitely a luxury! So I am so humbled that they gave up so much of their time off to open up their hearts to me.
From rolling hills, backyard barns and horse corrals, to walking the streets finding a place to eat. Being able to have that much time together really allows to get comfortable with each other and in front of the camera. So when the big wedding day comes, it’s as if friends seeing each other after a long time apart. No awkwardness, no “who is this person with a camera in my face” nervousness, just hanging out and being who we really are in our natural state.
By nightfall we found ourselves walking the avenues at the famous Santana Row in San Jose. Filled with boutique shops, nightlife, and restaurants. We ended up eating at a new location called Roots and Rye. With concrete walls and wood overhangs, it was a industrial style tapas place. Really unique, filled with conversations, and creating a friendship that goes just beyond the surface.