Legion of Honor Engagement | Mark & Yuri

This engagement session in San Francisco was so much fun. However, it was quite challenging as well. It started raining when I got close to San Francisco. As I was expecting a text from Mark & Yuri asking to reschedule due to the “triple trouble”: rain + cold + wind, they showed up, looked stunning and fashionable. There was no way we would let the rain ruin our day. Indeed, we turned it from being a challenge into an opportunity. How often can we do an engagement session under the rain?!? We got some cool shots under the rain with an umbrella.

It was so cold and windy that I could see how cold Yuri felt. Her arms turn red and got goosebumps. Even I, wearing 3 layers, still felt the cold getting through. However, they were holding up so well. In the end. we even got some ice cream. That was a great thing to end an engagement session with a sweet corn ice cream, especially their “ice cream bouquet”.

In addition, this is the first time I’ve seen a well-plan engagement session, all thanks to Mark. Below was how he actually sent me. Look how detail and organized it is. *Therefore, I think I’m going to steal that format from now on :)*


Legion of Honor 

  • 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
  • Attire – Formal
  • Style – Fashion/Photojournalism
  • Backdrop – French-inspired design, open space, granite, muted color scheme
  • Start – 1:00 pm
  • Time Limit – 30 to 45 minutes
  • Parking – Two lots available on the north and east side of the building
  • *Note – Site does not allow tripods on the main concourse

Golden Gate Park: Music Concourse

  • Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118
  • Attire – Business casual
  • Style – Candid
  • Backdrop – Greek-inspired design, open parkland, benches, tunnels, fountains, nature
  • Start – 2:15 pm
  • Time Limit – 30 to 45 minutes
  • Parking – South on Martin Luther King Jr Drive

FK Frozen Custard 

  • 791 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
  • Attire – Dressed down
  • Style – Portrait
  • Backdrop – Small ice cream shop, dark walls, colorful accents
  • Start – 3:20 pm
  • Time Limit – 10 to 20 minutes
  • Parking – Residential

So, that is how you can create a perfect plan for your engagement session. Also, don’t forget to check out our post about what you should bring to your engagement session.

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