(Closed) I need help finding an engagement shoot location!!

posted 11 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We did ours at the now closed Fort Ord.  The pictures were beautiful and fun.

Post # 4
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Ralston Hall Mansion

How about Hakone Gardens or Villa Montalvo in Saratoga?

Post # 6
47 posts
  • Wedding: May 2008 - Zen Garden in the East Bay w/ reception in a floor-to-ceiling window Atrium with views of the Zen Garden

Hi SweetKate,

I’m not too familiar with the East Bay but one location that we did take pictures in when we got married there was at Lake Meritt, absolutely gorgeous. My other recommendation would be to explore the East Bay together since you’re not short on time, drive around and pull over when you find a unique spot, you never know what you might find that isn’t your typical "traditional" epic location. Go out to Jack London Square maybe? and explore the area.

If you’re considering SF, I wrote a post a long time ago of possible locations where we took pictures and also another after we had done our e-session of the places we did hit up.

E-Pic Destinations…

Sookee Sookee Yeah Yeah YEAAAH!

Good luck – hope that helped.

Best – Mrs. CB

Post # 7
44 posts

You could try Tilden Park.   We did ours at Baker Beach.

Post # 8
825 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’d suggest the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/

located in the Berkeley hills. Bonus points if you pose with a Venus Flytrap! 🙂

Post # 9
2 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am going to take my engagement pictures in less than a month. I told my fiance where I wanted to take our pics 3 weeks ago and he was sort of on the fence about taking our photos in the spots that I have chosen but he seemed like he would be ok with it.

Yesterday I brought up the engagement photo locations  again and he said that he did not want to take them at any of the locations that I had chosen. I wanted to take our photos at the Japanese tea garden, the palace of fine arts and the marin headlines. My fiance thinks that all of the pictures will come out really dark because it might be an overcast day. That and he hates the city.

Is there any where in marin or in the peninsula where I can take pictures that will still look like they have character? I need help.

Also, what colors can or should I wear when taking my engagement photos? I bought the most adorable black skirt and black top from Bebe and cannot bring myself to return it if I cannot wear it in the photos. My photographer thinks that if we take photos in an outdoorsie area that the pictures will not pop as much. I can exchange the top for the red one but I think that the black top goes with it more since the skirt has crystal accents on it. What should I do? Wear all black or get another outfit?


Post # 10
354 posts
Helper bee

East Bay:  I haven’t been but I think one of my officemates mentioned hers were going to be taken at Morcom Gardens. 

Peninsula 1:  It pains me (as a Cal grad) to say it, but I know a lot of people take pictures at Stanford. 

Peninsula 2:  Pulgas Water Temple


Post # 11
354 posts
Helper bee

Marin: Angel Island?

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