Adventures in San Francisco

In the beginning of January, we decided to take a mini vacation with my two brothers and their significant others to San Francisco! My brother Andrew’s girlfriend’s family lives right outside of the city and they generously hosted us while we were there! We could not have asked for better hosts or better tour guides! This was my first time to San Francisco so I obviously took tons of photos.. cell phone, instax, and of course my “real” camera!. Here are some of my favorites from the week! (cell phone & my “real” camera are all mixed in together!)
First up was Coit Tower! The view was absolutely gorgeous! This was our first real view of the Golden Gate Bridge!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (1)PINITThe pretty San Francisco skyline!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (2)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (3)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (4)PINITAndrew & Solveig!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (5)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (6)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (7)PINITThey stamped our hands as our ticket to the top!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (8)PINITAlcatraz from Coit TowerSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (9)PINITTreasure Island!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (10)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (11)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (12)PINITNext up: Driving down Lombard Street!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (13)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (14)PINITThe view from the bottom!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (15)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (16)PINITThe Painted Ladies! Aka, the houses famous for being in the opening credits of Full House!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (17)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (18)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (19)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (20)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (21)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (22)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (23)PINITThat night, I was looking at my countdown app and realized it was our 1000th day of dating. Our (hilarious) hosts decided it would be so funny to put candles in our pie. 😉San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (2)PINITThe next day Ryan & Brooke arrived and joined us!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (25)PINITThat’s San Francisco below us!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (24)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (26)PINITMe: “Hey Zach, let’s lean towards the camera and laugh.”
Zach: “Okay!” *makes that face* hahaha
He did eventually agree!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (27)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (28)PINITOh Solveig, you are so stunning!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (29)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (30)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (31)PINITSan Francisco wins prettiest City Hall. Hands down!
Cell phone panorama:San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (3)PINIT
Obsessed with this photo. Like so so so obsessed. I think I want to live in San Francisco City Hall.San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (32)PINIT
Even their doors are beautiful!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (33)PINITSolveig’s friends, Kami & Grant, joined us as our expert tour guides 🙂San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (34)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (35)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (36)PINITSutro Baths was gorgeous! I could have photographed here all day!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (37)PINITUm. Way to be perfect, you two. San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (38)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (39)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (40)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (41)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (42)PINITI feel so artsy with this shot! hahaSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (43)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (44)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (45)PINITI was pretty excited about this cave!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (81)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (46)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (47)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (48)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (49)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (50)PINITWe arrived at the Palace of Fine Arts right around dusk. As a photographer who LOVES night photos, I definitely could not pass up a few night photos here! I mean, swoooon. San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (51)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (52)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (53)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (54)PINITZach & I never get night photos, so this was awesome to get some of our own! The lighting really shows off that frizz though!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (55)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (56)PINIT
We headed from there to Can’t Fail Cafe, right outside of Pixar headquarters! (We also drove past Pixar but no photos, womp womp). This cafe was so neat because every table had a different theme and 99% of them were super weird. (but kind of in a cool way?) This table had chutes & ladders and baby dolls.San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (4)PINIT
The next day we headed to a nice rainy day in Napa! I’m not a huge wine drinker. It’s just not a huge deal to me, but the actual wineries were pretty incredible!
On our way, we stopped at In-N-Out Burger. It was my first time trying In-N-Out so I was mildly excited to see if it lived up to the hype! (it was pretty good.)San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (5)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (6)PINITThen on to Napa!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (10)PINITMore hand stamps for our ride up to our first stop: Sterling Vineyards!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (9)PINITWe took cable cars up the mountain to get to the tasting!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (8)PINITOh hey, handsome!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (11)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (7)PINIT
Next stop: a castle. In the middle of Napa Valley. Castello di Amorosa!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (57)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (58)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (59)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (60)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (61)PINIT
The next day we headed to the Golden Gate bridge for part of the trip that I was SO excited for.. bridge pictures! I had a big pink poofy dress so we got a lot of weird stares since I was in a pink poofy dress but also I was the one taking the photos. I’m pretty sure a lot of people had a hard time figuring that out.San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (13)PINIT
Ryan & Brooke. Total models!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (62)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (63)PINITSTAHPPPP. So cute!!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (64)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (65)PINITRyan may have completely freaked out over that dog as it walked past. The owners stopped to let him pet the “mini lion” (aka the pomeranian) and I took Ryan’s picture with the pup. It was so funny. I love that the dog looks so happy!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (66)PINIT
Andrew & Solveig. Perfection.San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (67)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (68)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (69)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (70)PINIT
Ahh those smiles!!!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (71)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (72)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (73)PINITNext stop: Chinatown!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (74)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (75)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (76)PINITSan-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (77)PINIT
You guys. I know this is a bad cell phone picture, but that is jelly fish. I ate jelly fish.San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (14)PINITThen, on to Muir woods! If it looks like the Forest Moon of Endor (think Star Wars Episode VI), well that’s because this is where it was filmed!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (78)PINIT
That night we drove back to Fisherman’s Wharf for one last meal in San Francisco and we checked out this pier, at the recommendation of a friend! We were rushing so we actually took this photo on self-timer in about five minutes and I LOVE it! I love the view of the San Francisco skyline behind us!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer-Kaypea-Photography (79)PINITFlying home…San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (17)PINITSo many good memories!!San-Francisco-Wedding-Photographer (15)PINIT

  • Norman Pollack - February 4, 2016 - 7:13 pm

    I was stationed at Travis AFB, Fairfield, and never saw much of SF. Pics are beautiful.ReplyCancel

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