When ever I meet my couples for the first time before they book me to photograph their wedding, I always ask them how they met. When I met Lindsey and Zach at Starbucks in Manteca I was trying to be funny and I asked them ” How did you guys meet? Did you meet on tinder or something?” and they started to laugh and they actually met on tinder. When We were choosing a location for their engagement photographs they really wanted to do some where outdoors and woodsy. Both of them like the outdoors and both of them like to hunt. Being a Bay area Engagement photographer I always shoot in San Francisco, or Napa Valley or Santa Cruz. So going the opposite direction for engagement session towards the snow was a new adventure for me. We decided to go to pinecrest. We were expecting a ton of snow but when we got there, there was no snow any where. We got some amazing photos near pinecrest lake, but I wanted to have a little bit of snow in my photos. We drove up to dodge ridge ski resort which is just a few miles away and I got the look I was looking for. This was a different look then I was used to. Normally it is the Sutro Baths in San Francisco, or the Presidio but now it was the great outdoors. I love being a top wedding photographer in the San Francisco bay area and being so close to the snow is awesome too. Enjoy the photos.