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San Diego’s Best Engagement Session Locations

Where is my favorite spots for engagement photos in San Diego? Chances are you probably have some place in your mind. There are so many wonderful spots to go in San Diego. I’ve been photographing engagement and wedding here in San Diego for over 7 years. For different people, they have different preference. From our almost perfect weather year round, San Diego is truly America’s most beautiful city. And there are tons of place to go in San Diego. So here is my top 4 engagement session locations in San Diego. Not in any particular order, just 4 locations that photograph well and produce beautiful results.


Balboa Park is a 1200 acre park thats sits just north of downtown and looks over the beautiful San Diego skyline. The park is lavish with open space areas, greenbelts, gardens, walking paths and historical buildings that have mostly become museums. The buildings have a Spanish Colonial revival architectural style with some hints of Mission revival scattered about. There really isn’t any bad areas to take a photo in Balboa Park and this makes it a popular attraction to visitors. It’s a spectacular place full of diverse backdrops and architecture. You could easily spend the entire day there and not see all that the park has to offer.


Downtown San Diego is a great location for your engagement photos. If you’re looking for that architecture or urban feel than downtown could be the place for you. What I suggest is to just park somewhere near East Village or the convention center and work your way around. You’ll surly run into some beautiful paths, buildings, and may even get some photos with our red trolleys in the back ground. Heck, if you know the right people you could even end up on the top of a skyscraper for sunset.

La Jolla Beach, scripps pier

La Jolla or “ the Jewel “ in Spanish, is know for it’s beautiful hilly terrain and 7 miles of unsurpassed coastline. This exquisite coastline is undoubtably home to some of the most beautiful beaches in San Diego if not the state. Almost any beach in La Jolla will provide you with the perfect backdrop to your engagement photos.


Coronado Island, which really isn’t an island at all, more like a peninsula with an island on the end of it, is home to one of the largest Navy bases in the western United States. It’s also home to the beautiful island Village of Coronado. It’s a vast array of beaches and of course home to the historic Hotel del Coronado. Coronado also offers some charming mid-century colonial and Spanish style architecture and beautiful views of the downtown San Diego skyline. Another wonderful place for an engagement session.



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