You guys, I am DEAD over this Jack London engagement session. Honestly, I could just end there… but I won’t. 😉 Ashley and Alex booked me for their session this spring and I was so pumped to photograph them there! I hadn’t been to Jack London State Park since 7th grade a full 17 years ago so I was excited to check it out again, since I only remembered bits and pieces of the park from back when. These two live in San Francisco, but Alex’s parents have a ranch nearby in Sonoma and they spend a decent amount of time in this area; so it was only fitting they wanted to do their engagement session here as well!
Because Alex is an architect, they wanted to incorporate some of the stone buildings and ruins in their photos. Um, don’t need to ask me twice! I’m a sucker for stone/rock anything (I was in heaven when Kseniya and Nathan loved the spot I’d picked for their ceremony among — you guessed it — a ton of rocks 😍). We wandered only a small part of the park’s grounds, but still managed to weave a massive amount of setting diversity into their photos! After we strolled through the iconic winery ruins, we headed over to a wide field lined with oak trees. I LOVE photographing in full sun (which might surprise you) so this was a real treat for me!
You’ll also see a lot of dance moves in these photos. Ashley told me they regularly have dance sessions in the kitchen (abandoned dishes and all) which I thought was the cutest thing; no surprise then that I kept asking for twirls and dance moves! The other super cool thing about these two is that Alex co-founded an INCREDIBLE company called Bivvi, which manufactures tiny cabins! People can purchase these for their own personal use or to develop into a campground. How amazing is that?! I’m linking their site because these cabins are so darling you’ll be dying to stay in one.
All in all, this Jack London engagement session was a perfect way to spend a Saturday morning, and I definitely will be drooling over these images for years to come. I’m telling you now, there’s a couple that literally look like I pulled them straight from a magazine ad for a wine country getaway. I hope you enjoy checking them out as much as I did taking them!!