The Best San Francisco Engagement Locations

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Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting up with E & L to go around San Francisco and to document their new journey together as fiances.

E had several locations in mind, and after our conversation, we decided to do a four stop route to some of San Francisco’s most iconic locations. After considering the lighting and timing of conditions, I decided that this route was going to be most optimal for the best photos.

So First stop, ALAMO SQUARE!

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Alamo square is a tough place to photograph because not only are there a bunch of people around, always, but it’s actually best for sunrise if you want the painted ladies in the background. But we definitely made it work!! I almost think of that bench & Sutro tower as THE unique and iconic shot you can get at Alamo now 😉

Next up on the list was Lover’s Lane. Luckily it was a weekday, so it wasn’t too crowded. I like to utilize the vine-y trees for a dreamy, fairytale look.

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Next stop is a San Francisco Classic, Palace of Fine Arts! There are always people around, but we were able to manage 🙂 It was right at the start of golden hour, so we were able to get a beautiful glow to our photos here.

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And of course, if we’re at the Palace of Fine Arts, the best place to end your shoot is always at the beach, no doubt! Crissy beach is less than a 5 min drive from the Palace. Beautiful spot to get a golden hour glow with the golden gate bridge in the background.

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Typically, my engagement sessions are 90 mins with two locations, but I am SO happy to customize something specific for you! E&L wanted an multi-stop engagement shoot, so here they got it! If you want something similar, use this link to get in touch with me!

Comment below your favorite location 🙂

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