Franchesca and Che Hashim celebrated their engagement with a photo shoot at the Conservatory of Flowers. (Photo by Jenn Emerling)

Engaged? 13 Magical Spots for Photo Shoots in the Bay Area

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You've decided to spend the rest of your days with the love of your life. Once upon a time, you might have shouted your happiness from the rooftops. But in modern-day San Francisco, you're most likely planning to flood your social feeds with shiny, mushy selfies (#couplegoals, #humblebrag).


Sure, your iPhone X can handle it, but why not go for gold and hire a real human to capture the moment for you—there are tons of wonderful pro photogs here in the Bay Area. You'll want to choose a location that fits your vibe as a couple; and if you're a real bridezilla, one that matches your wedding color palette (we know there are a few of you out there!). Luckily, there's literally no shortage of photogenic sites both inside the city and just a few miles away. See where these Bay Area couples said "We almost do!" for the camera, and perhaps find your own photographer along the way.

San Francisco City Hall

Take a spin at SF City Hall.

(Photo by Gillian Walsworth)

The Beaux-Arts corridors of San Francisco City Hall make for beautiful, airy shots. Arched windows, intricate carvings, and vaulted ceilings, and columns evoke a romantic getaway across the world.

Need help conceiving your perfect engagement photo shoot? Get 10 tips from wedding photog Vivian Sachs.

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