Find me something more perfect than a Russian Hill couples session at golden hour. I’ll wait!
But seriously, wandering around the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco with these two was a dream. I am all for the iconic San Francisco locations, but sometimes it’s nice to get away from the tourism and crowds for a quiet evening.
Russian Hill has stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, but unlike other neighborhoods, it’s pretty calm. You don’t have to worry about people getting in your photos. That plus the warm glow of sunset made for a perfect evening.
For this Russian Hill couples session, I really wanted a “couple in love, wandering around the neighborhood” vibe. I know how much Monet and Michael love their neighborhood, so I knew this was the perfect spot for their session.
Fun fact: Monet + Michael have been together for over a decade. The two met in high school and “just kept dating” until it was time to get married. They didn’t make a huge deal out of being high school sweethearts – they just happened to find each other when they were young. It’s always a treat to spend time with couples who have been together for half their lives. You can tell how well they know each other just by hanging out with them for a few hours.