This couple is leaving San Diego in the spring and they are both SD natives (a rarity). All I could imagine was photographing them together with a quintessential San Diego sunset so they could have a magnificent memory and perhaps a grand metal print made and take a piece of San Diego off to Idaho with them. We arrived at Mission Bay Park and y'all, the sunset was flat - pitifully flat. We captured what we could and the images are nice, but it wasn't the amazing San Diego sunset I had in my mind.
As a photographer, it's my job to provide people with not only what they know they want, but also anticipate what will meaningful to them later. So fast-forward to me laying in bed awake thinking about how I can get them this quintessential photo I wanted them to have so badly, and then Gasp! I remember that I have the most gorgeous sunset photos taken from the exact.same.spot. and I am a photoshop genius! Seriously- I even have my own YouTube channel teaching the latest and greatest photoshop techniques! Anways, the finished image turned out amazing! I hope they love it as much as I do! Heck, maybe it wasn't important to them to have a quintessential SD sunset, but I know I feel better knowing this portrait exists!