San Francisco has no shortage of photogenic locations, be they urban or natural, quiet or dynamic. Happily, the city by the bay is only 49 square miles, which makes it possible for intrepid couples to visit several during an engagement session…even when traffic from a Chinese New Year parade sneaks into the mix!
We started our afternoon with Jessica and Kyle at Lands End, which sits at the northwesternmost part of the city and boasts sun-kissed paths and panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge—perfect for hand-holding and snuggling. From there, we made our way across town to the Embarcadero, where our lovely couple braved vintage buses and energetic skaters, bicyclists, and joggers to re-create their first kiss in front of the Americano restaurant. (We got a bit teary-eyed just thinking about their wedding later this year!)
The Bay Lights, a Bay Bridge art installation that has been dazzling tourists and locals alike since 2013 (with a brief hiatus in 2015), typically lights up once darkness falls but inexplicably failed to do so when we first arrived. Luckily, we hung out long enough to finally capture its hypnotic dance, and then former SF Giant Willie Mays helped us end the night at AT&T Park. Whew! Here’s a look at our action-packed day.