Best San Diego engagement photo locations

With fall in full swing, there is no better time to plan for your engagement photos. Living in San Diego we are exposed to perfect weather all year round, but October and November has to be our favorite. Cool temperatures in the mid 70’s and beautiful sunsets to go along with a slight change in color of the trees, were taking a look at some of the best areas to schedule your engagement photos in San Diego.

Mission Trails – This location is headed toward Santee, if you live a little more inland in San Diego and looking for a local engagement photographer we would love to head to Mission Trails to capture your engagement. The trails are endless and lead through the giant canyons while passing massive trees. Mission Trails picks up the amazing fall colors more so than any other place in San Diego in our opinion and is one of the best engagement locations for photos in San Diego.


Marian Bear Park – Living in Pacific beach, this is our go to location for beautiful scenery. If you are looking for a field with huge colorful trees, this is the location for you. It is an easy drive to Scripps Pier which makes for an awesome opportunity to have two engagement locations. As La Jolla engagement photographers and Pacific beach engagement photographers we love the ease and access this park offers.


Scripps Pier – As mentioned above, Scripps Pier is just minutes from the beautiful field at Marian Bear. If you are from out of town and looking for a destination engagement photographer, and going for more of a beach vibe, we strongly recommend Scripps. The symmetry of the pier and giant cliffs that hug the coastline make for one of the best engagement locations in San Diego. There are so many great beaches for engagement photos however, this has to be our favorite for beach engagement photos in San Diego as well as San Diego beach wedding photos.


Palomar Mountain – Just an hour east from San Diego is one of the best mountains in Southern California. If you are a local and looking to escape the beach we recommend scoping out Palomar Mountain. Mountain engagements with large forests are in right now and we want to take full advantage of nature’s beauty. We have shot a few engagement photos up here and would love to head back up or hit any of the new nearby mountains. There are endless options for San Diego engagement photography ideas, make sure to hit us up for a few photo shoots we have recently done here.


San Elijo Lagoon – Encinitas is one of the top ten surf communities not only in San Diego but the world! Once again, if you are digging the boho inspired look and looking for a bohemian engagement photographer in San Diego we would love to work with you. The lagoon offers different paths throughout the marsh with different birds and natural scenery. After taking photos here for a bit we love to head to the coast and catch sunset.


Have any of your own San Diego engagement ideas? Message us! We are always open for new spots to shoot and to create amazing pictures. From the beach to the mountains we are up for new opportunities and why we love destination wedding photography. We also offer engagement videos to capture the entire shoot. Videos arnt only for weddings, we love hearing the story of how you both met and incorporating that into a short video for the both of you. As San Diego wedding photographers and videographers we want to make sure we provide the best service for you to making sure you have the best videographer in San Diego. There are so many beautiful locations to elope or get married at here in San Diego, we are located along the coast and love being able to consider ourselves beach photographers in San Diego. From the cliffs at Sunset Cliffs to Encinitas there are so many incredible beaches to explore, if you are searching for a beach engagement photographer or videographer in San Diego we offer affordable wedding photography that can will fit your needs. We help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, and have fun while exploring. That’s why we love engagement sessions as it is a time to work with each other, for more tips on photo ideas, check out our recent post. We look forward to hearing from you and connecting soon!