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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Mandy and Tony, San Francisco Engagement Photographer

Mandy and Tony are special. And I kind of knew that from the first moment I saw them together. They balance each other out, and there's a quiet give and take that's a real pleasure to watch. We met at the Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park last week. As I may have previously mentioned, San Francisco summer evening weather was out in full force, so it was just a tad cold, but Mandy and Tony didn't complain. In fact, I think I probably complained more than either of them, and I didn't have to wear a dress.

Plus, did I mention that Mandy's a fabulous baker and you can get some of that deliciousness whenever you want? I highly recommend the churro cupcakes. That is all you need to know.

The roses are particularly fine this time of year.

They also brought the third member of their family with them, Oscar. He was a total picture champ, as you'll see.

The two of you are so cute together. It's beautiful to watch.

I know I posted this photo before, but I'm just in love with it.

This one is another favorite. Oscar, if I ever need a dog model, I will definitely give you a call!

Gorgeous. Were we lucky with the light or what?

They brought along a hat to keep Mandy's hair contained. (The San Francisco wind never sleeps.) Apparently the hat was originally Tony's but Mandy stole it. And I can see why. It's the perfect color to go with her dress.

Then again, Tony looks pretty fierce in it too.

We walked over by the de Young and found this great wild pool area. Oscar wanted to jump in and eat the water lilies or something, but we made him pose instead.

I really can't decide. I think this series looks fabulous in color or in black and white.

We finished off the shoot with a trip to some of the columns.

Tony, Mandy, thank you so much for being amazing on the shoot. Your wedding and the rest of your lives together will be something to watch. Oh, and your cupcakes are bomb, too.