Best Locations for Engagement Photos in California

December 15, 2023

My top locations for engagement photos in the California

  1. Sutro Baths: This is such a unique location. It used to be a swimming pool complex, and what’s left are its ruins. The water in the baths and the walkways create a special imagery that you can’t get anywhere else. Behind the baths is the beach, so Sutro Baths doubles as a beach where we can take photos on the shore!!
  2. Oceano Dunes: Get epic engagement photos in the dunes. Your photos will be unique and stand out for sure! 
  3. El Matador Beach: A beach with the most gorgeous hues featuring beautiful red rock and arches. Blue hour photos here are so so pretty.
  4. SJ Municipal Rose Garden: Golden hour hits different in the rose garden, especially in the summer. There are so many colorful flowers, leafy arches, and little pathways you and your s/o can romantically stroll through. Not to mention there is also a gorgeous fountain and several magnificent redwood trees!
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I’m here for the lovers who are wildly in love with each other and with the world around them. Couples who believe in living life to the fullest, who crave adventure and new experiences, and who want a wedding that reflects that. I’m here for the couples who want to do things their way, with intention.

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