San Francisco Engagement Photos



The San Francisco Bay Area is blessed with gorgeous places for engagement photos. Couples love lush green gardens, majestic ocean beaches and stunning forests. We can't wait to help you plan the perfect engagement or elopement!

Your story deserves beautiful photos you absolutely love.

San Francisco Engagement Photographer

We love engagements! Love, joy and romance fill the air! Sound Originals is the best engagement photographer in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Best Engagement Locations in San Francisco

1. Crissy Field
2. Don Edward Park
3. Halfmoon Bay
4. Hayward Japanese Garden
5. Japanese Tea Garden
6. Leo J. Ryan Park
7. Newhall Park
8. Palace of Fine Arts
9. Sutro Baths
10. Pigeon Point Lighthouse
11. Presidio
12. SF City Hall

Engagement Photos Bay Area

Sound Originals offers beautiful engagement photos for couples getting married in the Bay Area. Our California photography team knows the best spots for images that tell your unique story. We love helping engaged couples pick the best place to take portraits. Your engagement photos are a wonderful opportunity to tell your story as a couple. You can show your personalities and style. You can let your love for each other shine through! Before taking engagement pictures, we'll talk about location ideas in the San Francisco area.

How to Pick the Best Location for Engagement Photos in San Francisco
Where did you meet?
Where was your first date?
What are your favorite hobbies?
Do you prefer water or mountains?
Do you want engagement pictures in the spring, summer, fall or winter?
Do you want an elegant vibe, or casual and fun?

Crissy Field is one of the best places for engagement photos in San Francisco. Crissy Field is a public recreation area along the north shore of the SF peninsula. As a result, you'll enjoy dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge. We love the romantic feel of the beaches and mountains! Your friends and family will love your engagement photos from Crissy Field. It's especially perfect for out-of-town loved ones who'll appreciate the classic San Francisco Bay Area vibe. Crissy Field is part of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. As a result, couples enjoy beaches, picnic areas and tidal marsh overlooks. Bay Area engagement photographers know this spot for its natural beauty. Photographers also love its variety! Crissy Field is one of the best spots for engagement photos because it's a recreational paradise. After your intimate photo session, you might even decide to stay a while and have a fun picnic or a stroll along the beach.

Crissy Field

Don Edward Park is one of our favorite places to take engagement pictures in Northern California. Don Edward Park is officially called the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge was actually the first urban national wildlife refuge in the United States. As a result, it's a very special place for nature photographers. Couples love the open spaces, meadows and trails. It's also exciting to spot wildlife while taking romantic portraits.

Don Edward Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco is a stunning location, and easily one of the best spots for engagement photos in the Bay Area. We absolutely love the red bridge, arches and majestic architecture. This is a fabulous place to tell your story as a couple, ready to embark on your marriage journey! The Japanese Tea Garden is the first public Japanese garden in the U.S. It's located in Golden Gate Park. As a result, it's also a popular spot for tourists and visitors to California. 

Japanese Tea Garden

The Hayward Japanese Garden is a great place to take engagement photos. The trees and shrubs are beautifully designed. You can also rent the space for your wedding or intimate elopement. As a result, many engaged couples take their engagement photos at the Hayward Japanese Garden in advance of their wedding day. Some couples prefer taking engagement pictures at the same spot where they hold their marriage ceremony.

Hayward Japanese Garden

If you want to jump in the water, you should take your engagement photos at Halfmoon Bay!

Halfmoon Bay

Leo J. Ryan Park is located in Foster City, California. You don't always need to pick a famous location for the best engagement photos in San Francisco. Local parks can also be terrific options. Leo J. Ryan Park has a scenic boardwalk and plenty of options for great images. You can dance or twirl on the boardwalk and take romantic couples portraits!

Leo J. Ryan Park

Trees, gardens and open spaces make Newhall Park one of our favorite places for couples portraits and engagement photos.

Newhall Park

We love the Palace of Fine Art. It would be on any San Francisco engagement photographer's list of best places for pictures in the Bay Area. The architecture is gorgeous. The trees provide unique backgrounds.  You can take pictures alongside the stately pillars and columns. Engagement photographers are always searching for unique places for pictures. The Palace of Fine Arts is one of the treasures of Northern California. Your photographer will show you all the hidden alcoves and secret locations within the area. As a result, you'll enjoy a wide variety of engagement photos.

Palace of Fine Arts

Sutro Baths is a top choice for engagement and wedding photography in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sutro Baths has many of the features that couples and photographers love. You'll find trees and forested areas along with a rugged coastline and Pacific Ocean views. As a result, many engaged couples ask their engagement photographer to have their portrait session here. Sutro Baths used to be a large swimming pool in the Lands End area. Today, it's park of the U.S. National Park Service.

Sutro Baths

Pigeon Point Lighthouse earns a spot on our list of the best places for engagement photography in San Francisco. It's especially great for couples who love water, the ocean or a nautical theme. Pigeon Point Lighthouse is known, of course, for a huge lighthouse towering over the Pacific Ocean. The large lighthouse looks wonderful in the background of your engagement photos.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Engagement photographers in San Francisco love taking couples to the Presidio for their portraits and romantic photos. 


Need we say more about SF City Hall engagement photos? They're amazing. Couples love the gorgeous architecture and grand staircase. City Hall presents a dramatic backdrop for your engagement photos. As a result, it's also a wonderful place to take wedding photos or even get married! Be sure to check out our guide to getting married in San Francisco City Hall. You'll be able to learn more about reservations, pricing and ideas for an intimate wedding or elopement in SF City Hall.

SF City Hall Engagement Photos

San Francisco Wedding Photographers

Sound Originals is the best team of San Francisco Wedding Photographers. We'd love to be considered to capture your special day. Many couples hire the same engagement photographer to also photograph their wedding. As a result, you'll be familiar with your artist. You'll be comfortable with his or her photography approach and technique. As wedding photographers in the Bay Area, we help couples plan engagement sessions at beautiful parks, beaches and forests. There is so much diversity! Your engagement photography captures a very exciting and special time in your life. It's a chance to relax and have fun. As wedding photographers, we know planning a marriage can be overwhelming. That's why we strive to make your engagement photography session as casual and relaxed as possible. You'll love it!

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Discover why couples across the Pacific Northwest trust us to capture their wedding memories with gorgeous photos and videos. You'll be so glad you chose us as your wedding photographer or videographer.



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Oregon Coast Wedding Photographers

Sound Originals has a photography team in California, Oregon and Washington. We can also help you plan an elopement in Oregon! The Oregon Coast is a national treasure. You'll love the rocky beaches and hidden coves.

San Francisco Wedding Photos

San Francisco wedding photos are truly special. We love the natural beauty of the Bay Area. Northern California has glorious mountains, beaches and forests. Your photos will be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can take your engagement pictures in any month you want. The important part is working with your engagement photographer to pick the best place for your photo session. What season do you prefer? If you want sunshine and flowers, consider taking your photos in the month of April. If you prefer a winter vibe, you should take your engagement photos in the month of January. We'll help you plan the perfect season and time of year.

What month do you take your engagement pictures?

You choose an engagement shoot location by working with your professional wedding photographer in San Francisco. We'll help you! We ask couples some basic questions during the planning phase. What are your hobbies? Where'd you meet? Where'd you propose? What vibe or style of scenery do you like? As a result, we'll help you pick an engagement shoot location in Northern California that tells your love story.

How do I choose an engagement shoot location?

You can take wedding pictures in the Bay Area just about anywhere you want. You have so many wonderful choices. As the best wedding photographer in San Francisco, we'll help you pick the perfect locations for stunning and romantic wedding photos.

Where can I take wedding pictures in the Bay Area?






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