As San Francisco natives, Christine and Ryan held their maternity shoot at various locations in San Francisco, starting atop Potrero Hill, then going to the Palace of Fine Arts, and finishing at Corona Heights Park a few blocks from their house. With Potrero Hill they hoped for a nice landscape of the City by the Bay, as well as highlight the blue balloon they brought along as a fun prop, which unfortunately was short lived as it accidentally got popped at the next location 🙂
The second setting was the Palace of Fine Arts where they brought out a few other props including a tank to signify Ryan’s nickname, as well as a children’s book that Ryan gave to Christine years ago, referencing one of her favorite books as a child to be able to read to their firstborn. After utilizing the great sunlight at the Palace, we drove and spent the most time for their Corona Heights Park maternity shoot, since it is nearby their house for a convenient final location. Not only does it have a great view of the City, but you can actually see their house atop the hill! I had never been there so it was great to see the City that I love from a different perspective.
After taking a few photos with a Mountain Man onesie, reflecting Ryan’s love of the outdoors, they then surprised me with a rainbow scarf, signifying the loss of their first child, which is something I didn’t know about them. It was a touching moment for us being able to pay tribute to the little soul.
Congratulations Christine and Ryan on your little boy! Can’t wait to meet him!