What is more romantic than a Sailboat Elopement on the San Francisco Bay? Imagine being on a gorgeous 15 foot boat sipping a glass of champagne, looking into your person’s eyes, and feeling so swept away. The summer breeze blowing through your hair, the warm light reflected in his or her eyes, the sounds of the waves, and just the two of you, on this amazing boat. I remember when designing this shoot I felt like the love could sweep us all away….it was one of those experiences that you feel like you are in a dream that you so desperately did not want to wake up from.
This was the dream I had and wanted to recreate it in my works. Everything that day was absolutely perfect. There was no clouds in site and the weather was actually warm on the Bay! Can you believe it? I decided I wanted to recreate the images from my mind in a way that would look like a romantic dream or a painting. I brought on Jennifer, from Blue Daphne Events, to help design and style the shoot. She was such an amazing help, designing the florals and table settings, bringing on the models, and creating that whimsical, light, and airy vibe, which was exactly what I had in my head…..
We were super excited the shoot was published in 100 Layer Cake! See blog post The photographs are a hybrid of both film, shot on a Pentax 645, using a 55mm and a 75mm lens, and digital. Laif flew the drone to capture epic aerial shots of the boat and the view. Everything was amazing that evening. We set sail leaving from Sausalito on Heather’s boat from A Fine Day For Sailing. Heather was brilliant! She allowed us to be creative and free on her boat and provided us with a smaller speed boat to chase the sailboat for wide shots! It was the one warm day we had in San Francisco all year, and it felt exactly like I remembered it in my dream.