Engagement Photo Locations in the San Francisco Bay Area


Here is a short and certainly incomplete list of 

Engagement photo locations in the San Francisco Bay Area



– Golden Gate Park –

It has various neat areas with benches and fountains.

Find it on Google Maps:  Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA

– Baker Beach –

Not the whitest sand and often crowded but the infamous Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

Find it on Google Maps: Gibson Rd at Bowley St, San Francisco, CA

– Legion of Honor Museum –

If you like columns and old European-style architecture the Legion of Honor might be a good spot.

Find it on Google Maps: 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

– Palace of Fine Arts –

Beautiful architecture and a small park nearby.

Find it on Google Maps: Lyon Street at Palace Drive, San Francisco, CA

– Cliff House –

It’s not about the Cliff House itself, but the adjacent Sutro Heights Park provides some nice views over Ocean Beach and the Richmond/Sunset neighborhood.

Find it on Google Maps: 1090 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA

– Henrik’s Point –

Some old World War II structures and a postcard view on the Golden Gate Bridge. Close by is the Cavallo Point lodge with its Presidio-style buildings.

Find it on Google Maps: Conzelman Rd at Kirby Cove Rd, Sausalito, CA

– Fort Mason –

Last century industrial-style kind of location.

Find it on Google Maps: Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

– Downtown San Francisco –

Embarcadero, Ferry Building, the Piers, Cable Cars etc. If you like a downtown feel for your engagement photos I highly recommend it.

Find it on Google Maps: The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA

 – San Francisco City Hall-

Beautiful architecture and works even when it rains – because it’s indoor. Only open Mo-Fr until 8 PM.

Find it on Google Maps: 1 Doctor Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA



– Fort Funston –

Amazing nature location on the southwest border of San Francisco. It has a rich diversity of beautiful landscape, pathways, beach, WWII structures and more.

Find it on Google Maps: Fort Funston Road, San Francisco, CA

– Montara State Beach –

One of the many deserted beaches along coastal highway 1.

Find it on Google Maps: 8150 Cabrillo Highway Montara Beach, CA

– Pigeon Point Lighthouse –

Beautiful beach and an old lighthouse. The lighthouse is fenced off but there are some buildings (hostel) around it.

Find it on Google Maps: 210 Pigeon Point Road, South Coastside, CA



– Berkeley University –

Nice campus, old buildings.

Find it on Google Maps: University Ave at Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA

– Piedmont Community Park –

A gem for photography. It is a very neat park area with a little fountain. In late March-early April there are cherry blossoms.

Find it on Google Maps: 711 Highland Avenue, Piedmont, CA

– Mission San Jose, Fremont –

Beautiful old building and some nice park/nature area surrounding it.

Find it on Google Maps: 43300 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA



– Capitola –

Beach, wharf, railway tracks – Capitola has it all.

Find it on Google Maps: Capitola, CA

– Santa Cruz –

Capitola plus the Boardwalk.

Find it on Google Maps: Santa Cruz, CA

– Santana Row, San Jose –

Nicely decorated shopping complex in San Jose.

Find it on Google Maps: Santana Row, San Jose, CA



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