When planning for engagement sessions, I usually tell couples to think of locations that are meaningful to them or places that represent things they like to do. If you have your session in a place where you're naturally comfortable, that ease will show through in the photos and make the whole experience more enjoyable. So, to me, they're reasoning makes perfect sense. And if you couldn't tell by the photos, they were definitely enjoying themselves!
This session was really more of a tour of AT&T Park for all three of us. Shortly after arriving, we were greeted by our tour guide who took us immediately to the first stop on our tour - the Giants dugout. The lovebirds were beyond giddy at this point, and it was only the beginning. Besides taking in the views from nearly every angle imaginable at the ball park, we were also able to tour the batting cages, the Visitors' clubhouse, and the media room, among the many other nooks and crannies of the stadium we got to explore. The World Series memorabilia and Commissioner's Trophies were icing on the cake.
But, of course, the session wasn't just about the tour. It was about Erica & Corrie, experiencing something new and exciting and so very them, together. Throughout our time at the park, the two reminisced about their favorite game highlights and cherished moments at the park together. There were lots of "remember when. . . ." and "oh my gosh, that reminds me of. . . ." peppered in the talk of team history and game stats and wedding planning. The two have made many memories here at AT&T Park and I have no doubt there will be many more to come. Someday soon, they'll come to a game as Husband and Wife and sit amongst the crowds while reminiscing about that time they had the whole park to themselves. And some time after that, they'll come to a game as Mom and Dad, to share the experience with the new members of their family and tell stories about that time, oh so long ago, when they toured the empty stadium on the most beautiful Bay Area afternoon. And maybe after that game, they'll go home and get lost in the photos all over again, with a smile on their lips and love in their hearts.