Engagement photos

My FI and I are taking engagement photos in San Francisco in October and I have no clue as to WHERE we should take the photos. Does anyone have any recommendations on good areas? I was thinking in and around the Palace of Fine Arts might be nice because of the architecture but on the flip side I don't want them to be too iconic/SF related.

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 1:22 am
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we're doing ours here in TX and also in SF right before the wedding...i want to go to the beach where the golden gate is in the background....we actually want something distinctly SF....otherwise it could be in any hotel in any city....if you don't want it too SF-ish...maybe just find a nice park or beach...

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 2:26 am
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OMG I would totally go to Alcatraz. That place is great! I mean it is a jail, but not anymore. I think it would be very artistic. I thought it would be funny if I you had your FI in the jail cell and you on the outside with the keys!

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 4:31 am
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I've seen some great pictures in the Ferry Building - and the Embarcadero generally is a cool place for photos.  There's also Fort Mason and the Presidio (for more nature-y photos), and the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park.  I'd recommend looking at Augie Chang's photography website - he does a lot of engagement photos in the city, and by flipping through, you might find some very nifty locations.  That's actually how we decided on our engagement photoshoot locations in the Peninsula.


P.S. Totally off-topic, but FI and I are honeymooning in Sydney :)  Any recommendations for places to go, restaurants at which to eat?

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 4:42 am
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Thanks for all the great suggestions! We're getting married in the Presidio so we'll have some shots done there during the wedding but I like the idea of the Ferry Building and Alcatraz could be a lot of fun and have a lot of good back drops but I'm not sure we'd have the extra time for travel.


Also, good point Jackie. It would be good to have some SF related pics but I figure that we'll get some of these done on the wedding day so I don't want to do exclusively SF pics for the other photos.


JDWeddingDay - I'll PM you later with some recommendations on Sydney. There are sooo many good restaurants and fun things to do. Will you have any time for side trips? There are a lot of nice places to go for a night or two with easy reach of Sydney.

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 2:12 pm
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Woohoo - thanks, Aussie :)  We haven't set anything in stone yet for our stay in Sydney (we'll be there for about 5 days before we head for Cairns, and I've set aside 2 free days in Sydney).  Any recs would be awesome! 

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 5:05 pm

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