Erica is from Dayton and Chazz is from Oakland. They met while going to school in Florida. Chazz first spotted Erica playing on the basketball court (she had a full-ride basketball scholarship and was living out her dream). But it wasn’t until they innocently started studying together that their friendship grew. Before they knew it, they had a deep, spiritual connection and love. Which led to Chazz proposing to Erica at his MBA graduation party (I’ve seen the video and it is one of the sweetest, most heartfelt proposals I’ve ever seen). Work took them back to the San Francisco area, where they currently reside. By chance, I happened to be in San Francisco, so we planned to do their engagement shoot an afternoon I was out there. And it was dreamy.
Chazz is such a gentleman. I love the way he loves Erica. I had to smile as he anticipated her thoughts. And Erica is genuine—she loves Chazz with such sincerity and thoughtfulness. Their relationship is comfortable, yet filled with respect and admiration. As Chazz drove us around the city, his sense of pride for his hometown was evident. He and Erica pointed out cute little neighborhoods, the smell of eucalyptus, and the best brunch in Haight-Ashbury. In the short time we spent together, I felt as if I’d known them all along. I really admire their ambition for life. They truly experience it and live it to the fullest. I get the feeling that these two are starting an endless adventure of love and excitement—together. I am truly honored to document their love.