When it comes to picking locations for engagement pictures, I will ask the couple if there is a type of place that best suits their personality. Some people like nature, sometimes there are parks or cafes that are meaningful, other times they ask me to suggest some locations. Deb and Alfred knew exactly what they wanted: they are drawn to the industrial landscapes of Oakland and wanted that captured. Warehouses in Jack London Square, shipping containers, cranes and the demolition of the Bay Bridge were all on Deb's wish list. I absolutely love huge industrial spaces and was 1000% on board. No joke, I'm wearing my Oakland crane T-shirt as I type this. Needless to say, we got along great and they were one of my favorite couples of the year.