Tennessee Valley Beach | Vanessa + Shane

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I met Shane and Vanessa through church, and we had chatted just a few times here and there, but this past Saturday, after spending several hours hiking together, I really feel like I got to know them.

We met up in the Richmond and rode up to Marin together. After an initial small hiccup with finding the beginning of the trail, we finally arrived at Tennessee Valley trailhead. Thanks for sticking with me, guys, even though my poor planning led us to the wrong place at first! 

When we left, Karl the Fog had already blanketed the city and laced the Golden Gate Bridge, and I was really happy to see him greeting us on the trail. The entire hike was beautiful, but Karl added the extra touch of romance.

I consider myself a pretty laid back photographer, but Shane and Vanessa's easy-going personalities put me at ease and made me forget that I was there to take pictures. I felt like I was just on a fun hike with friends! These two high school sweethearts kept a long distance relationship going throughout college, and eventually moved out to San Francisco for work. As a married couple now, they can't see themselves living anywhere else!

And, I have to agree, San Francisco inspires so many of us.

Thank you, you two, for spending the morning with me and exploring a place none of us have been to before.

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