Last week I got to shoot at the Golden Gate Bridge with Caila Quinn and her fiancé Nick during their time visiting San Francisco. We did a shoot in their hotel in the morning and then in the evening headed out for this engagement session at the Golden Gate Bridge (with our fingers crossed for good weather). You can read her travel blog for San Francisco here.

There are a ton of great spots to take photos in San Francisco to have the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in the background. For this shoot we decided to head just north of the city and shoot from the Sausalito side. The fog and clouds rolled in about an hour before we were supposed to shoot so I was pretty nervous but as we were driving over the bridge the weather started to clear and it ended up being so beautiful. We just had to deal with the crazy winds that we’ve been having lately. The weather here is unpredictable but it’s always beautiful, even in the fog.

Caila and Nick met through a mutual friend and are getting married this month! I’m so glad I got to meet and work with them during their time visiting San Francisco. They are so kind and sweet and a lot of fun to hang out with. They were also so easy to work with and it’s clear how much they love each other.

If you want more info about my engagement or couples sessions, you can visit my info page here. If you’re visiting San Francisco, you definitely need a shoot like this while you’re here!

Here’s Caila and Nick at the Golden Gate Bridge…


Aaawwwww….aren’t they the prettiest? This was very good work you did, Samantha!

Wow! I love the view! It’s so picturesque! Love the color of the OOTDs too

Congratulations to the engaged couple! Beautiful photos. Love how you were able to capture the emotion. I see so much love in these.

This photos are absolutly stunning! Ive never gone to the Golden Gate bringe, but have always wanted to. im not engaged yet, but if and when it happens, i will keep this idea in mind.


Wow, these photos are so beautiful and light. The bridge in the background is so gorgeous. One day they’ll show their grandchildren these pictures. So beautiful and historic.

What a beautiful photoshoot! The location is perfect, And that is the perfect dress for a shoot at that location. Great work!

The photos are beautiful! Love the location of the photoshoot. How nice it was to have the golden gate bridge as a backdrop.

What a lovely shoot. The location is stunning but the shots came out more beautifully. I love how you captured the couple’s emotions and I wish them a happy relationship.

This location is everything! you did an amazing job capturing this gorgeous couple.

Love the photos! I got engaged on the golden gate bridge back in 2003! Where were you when I needed you?

I absolutely adore your work! You have such an amazing eye. Your shots are so full of life and just all the feels.

Thank you so much Colleen!! 🙂


These are really great shots. i love the Golden Gate Bridge as the backdrop. it’s really cool.

Thank you so much, I do too!

Amazing photos and a beautiful place for such a special day.

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