Engagement Photographer in San Francisco’s Lower Haight | Jake & Jay

Jake and Jay have a few special places in San Francisco’s Lower Haight, so it was obvious that we needed to hold their engagement photography session there.  We began at Miette, a charming bakery and confectionary just off of Hayes St., was one of Jake’s regular stops when she lived in the neighborhood.   We continued our session at Hotel Biron, where Jake and Jay first met while Jay was studying for his sommelier exam.  To wrap things up, the two got a little competitive over the remaining champagne and a game of croquet at Alamo Square Park.

I love it when the locations couples pick for their engagement photographs are so personal.  It insures that the images are about them, not just of them, and that they are preserving valuable memories.

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Jake & Jay, thank you so much for including me in an amazing afternoon.  I can’t wait for your wedding!

I have to recognize Jesus at Miette and Chris at Hotel Biron for their incredible hospitality and generosity by letting us take photographs inside their establishments during business hours.  Miette’s cupcakes are in a class all alone, and Hotel Biron is a must-try for anyone who enjoys great wines.  Everyone was eager to participate in something very personal for Jake and Jay, and they couldn’t have been more gracious.

If you enjoyed this San Francisco Lower Haight engagement session, be sure to check out these engagement photographs in the Mission District!

  • Those last few images in the park are incredible. They're all lovely, but those have so much emotion and feeling to them. Perfect!

  • Jessica Schilling said:

    Lovely! Great choices for atmosphere and their personalities and it all feels so warm and natural.

  • Mandy said:

    Cupcakes and booze?! These are my kind of people! These are awesome images, you really captured how happy they are! Great work.

  • Great shoot Gavin - looks like they had a lot of fun (aided by the champagne!)

  • Teresa K said:

    I love all the little activities that are special to them you incorporated into this session Gavin. Excellent work my friend!

  • Ameera said:

    You both look so beautiful Jake!! I LOVE your pictures!

  • Tara said:

    I ABSOLUTELY Love these photos!! There is soooo much love here, I am beyond happy for you Ms. Jakey!! Miss you sooo much!

  • Lynell Diane Greenda said:

    OMG ... they are all sooo precious that I can't even pick a favorite. Your happiness really shines through in your photos. Love them! All the best to both of you. :)

  • Zairina said:

    Beautiful pictures, and love the story as well!

  • Bobbie said:

    Stunning photos!! I LOVE every single one of them. Jakey & Jay, you two are a match made in heaven. Just beautiful <3