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Niles Canyon Couples Session at Sunset

All week long leading up to this session I was hoping for some wildflowers down at Niles Canyon. If you have never heard of Niles, it’s a little historic suburb near Fremont, CA. I highly recommend taking the Niles Canyon Railway train through!

Anyway, back to the photo session – we started off the evening at the staging area. We walked down the path a little, and got some photos by the Alameda Creek. As the sun set, we hopped across the highway to Vallejo Mill Historical Park and found just what I was looking for! The little patch of yellow was perfect even though it was small. I am so glad we drove over to check it out right at golden hour.

Alyssa and I first met over 10 years ago when we went to high school together! I hadn’t seen her since graduation, but I knew her back then as a fun, genuine person. During this session I was happy to find that she is still as kind and fun as I remembered. I hadn’t yet met Justin, but having seen Alyssa’s posts on Facebook of all the fun things she and Justin have done together, I was so excited going into this session! They plan surprises, hang out with their families, and seem to have a fun relationship. All this despite living across the Bay from each other, so I knew they’d be a joy to work with! I love how Justin looks out for Alyssa’s best interests. You can see how much he cares for her in these photos.

Thanks, Justin and Alyssa, for allowing me to take your photos! I hope you enjoy looking through them as much as I do!

The Photos

Couple on a trail at Niles Canyon near the staging area
Couple on a trail at Niles Canyon near the staging area
Couple on a trail at Niles Canyon near the staging area, standing in front of yellow foliage
Couple at Vallejo Mills Historical Park near Niles Canyon, standing in the wildflowers
Couple on a trail at Niles Canyon near the staging area
Couple laughing at Vallejo Mills Historical Park near Niles Canyon, standing in the wildflowers
Couple on a trail at Niles Canyon near the staging area
Couple on a trail at Niles Canyon near the staging area, standing in front of the water
Couple on a trail at Niles Canyon near the staging area, hugging in front of the water
Couple on a trail at Niles Canyon near the staging area, holding hands and walking near the water
Couple on a trail at Niles Canyon near the staging area, hugging in front of the water
Couple laughing together on a trail at Niles Canyon near the staging area, overhanging trees on the pathway
Couple on a trail at Niles Canyon near the staging area, overhanging trees on the pathway
Couple walking together on a trail at Niles Canyon near the staging area
Couple smiling near the water at Niles Canyon
Couple holding hands walking away near the water at Niles Canyon
Couple at Vallejo Mills Historical Park near Niles Canyon, standing in the wildflowers
Couple at Vallejo Mills Historical Park near Niles Canyon, golden light sunset with fields of grass and trees in the background
Couple at Vallejo Mills Historical Park near Niles Canyon, standing in the wildflowers

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  1. Mary Kate Anthony

    April 29th, 2019 at 7:24 am

    They seem like such a sweet couple! I love how beautifully you captured their relationship and their joy! Great job!

  2. Caitlin

    April 29th, 2019 at 8:09 am

    They’re so happy & joyful!! I love how you were able to capture their personalities!!

  3. kristalbean

    April 29th, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Such a sweet session! They both look like they are so full of personality – and you captured so much happiness! Nice foreground shots too 😉

  4. Mandy

    April 29th, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Such a joyful session Amber!! Great job.

  5. alissa2093

    April 30th, 2019 at 2:21 am

    Such a fun & adorable couple 🥰 great job capturing their genuine emotions & character!

  6. Liz

    April 30th, 2019 at 5:48 am

    I love the layering you do! Those yellow flowers are perfection!

  7. Krista

    April 30th, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    I love all the JOY on their faces in these photos!! You did an awesome job of making them feel comfortable and I’m so glad the wildflowers were out! They add so much to the photos! Great composition with them 🙂

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