{Cezanne + Forest} Lake Merritt Engagement Photography; Oakland, California

April 6th, 2017

There’s nothing like being in Venice, Italy but when you have access to a gondola ride right in your back yard…well, you take advantage of it!  So that’s exactly what we did for {Cezanne + Forest’s} engagement session around Lake Merritt in Oakland, California one beautiful day recently.  With Wendy’s sister having lived for many years a few blocks up from the lake I’ve spent a considerable amount of time running the loop and seeing these gondolas out there.  So again, all the stars aligned and everyone was on board so to speak, (including the weather and the fact that they were able to fit us on a tour!).  All I have to say is how awesome it was to see the area from the water; the calmness of being away from everyone I know was welcome by {Cezanne + Forest} as they sat in the back together with their dog to take it all in while the gondolier sang for us!  Here’s to such a great spur of the moment romantic interlude that worked out perfectly!  Congrats to you both and we look forward to your wedding in Sunriver this July.  Enjoy the images!!

Thanks to Gondola Servizio for a fantastic tour of Lake Merritt!