Romantic San Francisco City Engagement Session by Kayla Yestal
While I sleep, I dream of you, and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart.
— Nicholas Sparks

It takes a special kind of love to withstand distance and time. To continue to grow and flourish together in the absence of each other. Strength and patience are the stones that build these relations and love the mortar. Love has taken today's couple across the globe and to San Francisco for their gorgeous engagement session captured by the incredibly talented Kayla Yestal. 

From the bride, Lysa: "Adam and I first met on New Years Eve of 2011, but it wasn’t until a full year later when I joined a group of friends to visit him in Boston (where he lived at the time) that our story even began! It took a huge leap of faith and plenty of failed attempts to win me over on his end, but eventually I succumbed to his irresistible charm and we have been in a long distance relationship ever since! All of our time together has been spent traveling to see each other. From Toronto to New York, Vancouver, Mexico, LA, and San Francisco, we’ve been by each other’s side through it all.

Adam currently lives in California, and on one of my more recent trips to visit him, we took a trip down the coast to San Luis Obispo where he surprised me in one of the most beautiful places by getting down on one knee right at sunset. He even continued to propose to me even though I kept pushing him away in disbelief that it was actually happening!

When it came time to think of a location for our engagement session, San Francisco City Hall was one of the first places that came to mind! We’ve always admired the beauty of the architecture and even considered getting married there despite our families being so far away. Having somewhere so sentimental to us as the location for our session was so important to us because it’s not only just a shoot but another milestone in our relationship together.

I think one of the best decisions you can make as a bride is to pick a location for your engagement session or wedding that really means something and allows you and your spouse to show your personalities comfortably! Our engagement session felt so calm and relaxing, and really just felt like us having fun more than shooting! We were able to be ourselves, goofy, relaxed, making fun of each other, but the pictures still turned out so romantic and meaningful to us."

Photography: Kayla Yestal | Dress: Forever 21 | Bouquet: La Lavande

Kayla Yestal is a fine art wedding photographer based in Fergus, Ontario. Specializing in weddings and elopements, she caters to couples locally as well as internationally. Using a combination of medium format film and digital formats, she creates soft, glowing images that not only make couples feel their most beautiful, but also most like themselves.
— Kayla Yestal