Session Locations (Bay Area)

Can’t make up your mind on where you want to shoot your session? We have ideas for you!

Check out our cool map and guide to locations in San Francisco here.

While we have great locations listed below, many places originally came as personal suggestions from couples, as their “favorite hangout” – so don’t feel obligated to follow what other couples have done. The best is when you make it your own, and take us to a place we’ve never been.

Click below to view location ideas!

NOTE: Locations further than 30 miles from your lead photographer’s residence are subject to a travel fee.


1. What time will the outdoor session be?

For outdoor sessions:

On a sunny day we generally begin shooting 2 hours before sunset.

On a cloudy day, do not fear! Lighting is actually soft and beautiful, but we do need to start earlier (appx 3-4 hours before sunset).

(Check your the sunset time for your shoot here)

2 What happens if it rains?

We can shoot through it! However, your shoot will be required to start 2-3 hours earlier than originally planned, as the skies are darker on rainy days. Some of our cutest photos have been created on a rainy day. However, if you do not like being wet or worry about your hair in the rain, then we can reschedule. However, the soonest availability may not be for over 4 weeks, as we book out in advance.

We check the weather at the 7-day point before every shoot to estimate the weather. However, forecasts can be very unpredictable until 24 hours before the session. We recommend waiting to make any decisions about the shoot until 24 hours before a session to know the most accurate forecast for weather. NOTE: Your hair and makeup artist will need advance notice if you are starting 2-3 hours earlier, so we advise notifying them as soon as you see the potential rain on the horizon and ensure they will be available earlier.

3. What should I wear? Should I bring props?

We recommend 1-2 outfit changes for a 90 minute engagement session. One outfit for 45 minute family session.  Plan to have hair and makeup complete 30-60 minutes before you plan to depart for the session, to give you time to drive without stressing in possible traffic.  Read these tips on how to prepare!

Looking for a hair and makeup artist for your shoot? Here are our favorites

FYI on outfit changes: Many couples change in their car during our sessions if there is no bathroom nearby. Some bring a large blanket and change behind that if there is no bathroom! 🙂


Fields + Hills



Alleys + Murals + Rooftops

If you have access to a rooftop at your residence or workplace and permission to shoot there, let’s do it! These locations were all privately provided by the couples below:




Beaches are generally great right at sunset, so we recommend an alternate starting location, and ending at the beach.

AN IMPORTANT HEADS UP! Beach sessions are often very windy, and can be overcast and cloudy! Though we have sun occasionally below, plan to have clouds as well, it’s extremely unpredictable on the coast. This weather makes for great photos, see an examples: of a windy shoot and a cloudy/rainy shoot. Messy, beachy hair can be so sexy!!




Food Focused

Cozy Home Shoots