I met Sam about two years ago when I photographed his brother’s wedding (flashback to Nina and Peter HERE ). It’s wonderful to see families come together, people growing up (though it does make me feel older), and it’s even better to have the chance to spend time with wonderful and kind people who can brighten anyone’s day. That must be one of Sam’s biggest talents, and he seems to have met his match with Elise. The pair met at Stanford where Sam is now finishing up a Masters and preparing for medical school. The two will be getting married in Salt Lake City, but took a quick break to come and join me in San Francisco around the Golden Gate Park and Sutro Baths for their engagement shoot. It was a classic overcast foggy day, which made for some bright colors and easy shooting. We had a ton of fun, only got a little wet in the waves and found several new secret spots in the midst of some of my favorites.