San Francisco and Napa Valley Engagement Session Ideas

I always get asked is an engagement photography session necessary and I would say a resounding YES! First of all it’s super fun and you get to connect with your fiance in a way you never have. And secondly, it really allows you to get to know your wedding photographer and the way they work. Then, on your wedding day you have that feeling of trust and, “Oh yes, I remember this!” It really helps you relax on the day of your wedding because you’ve done some of these poses and have seen the engagment session photos and know how it came out! So, Yes, Hire a professional wedding photographer for an engagement session before the big day! Here are some photos from engagement sessions I have photographed in the San Francisco Bay area, Napa Valley and Sonoma.

This engagement photo was taken at Fort Point right smack under the Golden Gate Bridge. It has spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay on the rooftop.

Fun and so in love is what this wedding engagement photo says and we took advantage of magic hour in the vineyards close to the Estate at Villagio in Yountville where they were getting married.

A Silhouette kiss under the Golden Gate Bridge when the sun is really golden is a perfect wedding engagement photo and one to frame for sure!

Finding a rustic barn with character and patina is perfect as a backdrop for a wedding engagement photo. I love the ease and casualness in this photograph.

Night time wedding engagement photography on a pier in San Francisco is so dramatic as the lights just add to the allure! I love this emotional engagement photo!

Posing at Fort Point in the many cozy crevices lends for a very creative and artistic wedding engagement photograph!

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Engagement Photography San Francisco Aime + Brian

Engagement photography sessions are such fun and it gives me and my clients to get to know each other before their wedding. I can give direction that might sound funny but after my clients see the photos they understand why I had them do it. Then, on the day of their beautiful wedding they remember what I said so there is a trust and understanding of how the process works. I had so much fun getting Aime and Brian to laugh and put their attention on each other. They have such a great love for each other and it shows in their engagment photos!

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Wedding and engagement photographer in San Francisco Bay Area, Sutro Baths. Mandi and Chris.

Mandi and Chris have great style and wanted their engagement photography session to reflect their artistic vision.  We took their engagement photos in shop windows on Fillmore, at Sutro Baths  and at cafes in North Beach.  I love being an engagement photographer in the San Francisco bay area as the places to shoot are endless and my artistic impulses go crazy!

Wedding and Engagement photographer at Point Reyes and Limantour Beach. Stacey and Matt.

This couple is adorable, and there could not be a more idyllic spot for an engagement than the Point Reyes seashore and Limantour beach in Marin County. See for yourself…