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Love conquers all

May 23rd, 2009


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It was late morning. Our absolutely adorable couple, Karen and Joe were waiting for the makeup artist, Tiffany to finish up Karen’s look. We were headed out for their engagement session, a few spots that I photographed a mere few days ago. Legion of Honor, Palace of Fine Arts and Baker’s Beach. Déjà vu. Karen loved the image I took above for Jen and Matt, and wished to recreate it for themselves. It’s usually not an issue, weather permitting.

That was the beginning of the problem. Fog rolled in and covered every inch of the beach and especially the Golden Gate Bridge. The 20 minutes hike to the location began to look rather pointless. Neither the sunset nor the Golden Gate Bridge was visible. Even the path just 100 yards in front of us began to disappear.

I turned to Karen and said, “We’ll not catch the beautiful sunset and the Golden Gate Bridge today. However, we’ll capture amazing mood in our imagery that no other couples has!!!” Though skeptical, they did brighten up and continued the hike. When we reached the beach, I placed Karen and Joe peacefully on the exact same rock that Jen and Matt were standing a few days ago and I changed my angle completely. Their beautiful tranquil look were surrounded by angry waves that swirled and splashed around them like a perfect storm.

Same rock, different mood. I named the image, “Love conquers all”


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– Michael Soo

  1. May 24th, 2009 at 00:37 | #1

    great shot!!!

  2. June 14th, 2009 at 08:38 | #2

    Beautiful shot Michael. I'm thrilled that my brother Joe and my sis-in-law Karen hired you to capture the beautiful moments of their wedding.

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