(Closed) Where do Bees in the Bay Area go for engagement session?

posted 8 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

woo! we’re doing ours… next week!!! FH and I met in China, so we’re going to start in Chinatown, then go to Golden Gate Park (Japanese Tea Gardens, Stow Lake & Conservatory of Flowers, weather and time permitting), and then end at Baker Beach.

You could also check out the Sutro Baths, Land’s End, and Muir Woods for outdoors-y places, but really I think GGP is going to be your best bet.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We did ours at the Ravenswood House in Livermore.  Beautiful old restored mansion.  You can also try Heather Farms in Walnut Creek.  Guess it depends on where you are in the bay area. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

oh duh, just read previous posts.  Golden gate park.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m not sure how far south you are, but we did ours at Point Reyes and one of the beaches out there.  If you click the link below you can see the two blog posts our photog did from our session.  The second one is in the town of Point Reyes, there were so many cool doors and old buildings, I think it made for some great pics!

http://www.jessicaburkephotography.com/tag/point-reyes

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Jaynee: aww i love your pics!!! Pt. Reyes is such a gorgeous place :]

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Entangled: that last photo? total money shot. your photographer really got some great pics!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@elliestan:  Thanks!  That’s my favorite too… I actually have it as the wallpaper on my computer at work.  I am convinced my photographer is the most awesome ever! 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@cutexkitty:  LOL.  Don’t worry about it.  It took me awhile after we moved out here to have any idea what was where.

And thanks!  Let me know if you do end up doing pictures around here… I call tell you where some of them were taken.

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

where are you in the bay area?

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

We did our first look at Sharon Park in Menlo Park, and it’s a great little quiet park with a pond, shady arbor and fountains. http://www.menlopark.org/departments/com/parks/sharon.htm, first look, and more pictures in the park

Pulgas Water Temple near Woodside off Highway 280 (I think it’s $150 to rent for 2 hours, and gorgeous) http://sfwater.org/mto_main.cfm/MC_ID/20/MSC_ID/177/MTO_ID/308

San Mateo Central Park (tea garden and rose garden, but crowded on weekends) http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/index.aspx?NID=718

Here are some photos I took and reviews at the above locations: http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/12/09/stop-first-looking-at-me-swan/

Shoreline Park (right next to the bay, if you wanted pictures next to the water, and there’s also a boating lake): http://www.shorelinelake.com/ 

Montalvo Arts Center (in Saratoga, not sure if you need permission for photos, but they have beautiful gardens and hiking trails): http://montalvoarts.org/programs/villa_grounds/

I think at Stanford University you have to get a photography permit (not sure if it costs or not), because I remember reading on here somewhere that a couple and their photographer got stopped in the middle of their session because they didn’t have the proper permission.

Good luck finding a shoot location for your engagement pics!

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