My Five Favorite Spots for San Diego Engagement Photos!

January 30, 2019

San Diego County offers some of the most amazing locations for an engagement shoots! I’ve photographed hundreds of engagement sessions in San Diego and here are my five favorite spots for San Diego engagement photos!


The village of Coronado offers so many different looks in a small area. It’s perfect for photographers like me who like multi-location, multi-wardrobe engagement sessions. The village area along Orange avenue is a killer mix of new shops and old Coronado charm. There’s also the iconic Hotel Del Coronado, but watch out for crowds in the summer and on weekends! Finally, the amazing beach is one of the only beaches in San Diego that faces due south, so the lighting is amazing!

La Jolla

Like Coronado, La Jolla a great spot to mix in a bunch of locations and wardrobe changes within a small area and timeframe. The village of La Jolla combines its beach-village history with a bustling shopping and dining scene. The beach’s amazing cliffs, tide pools and coves are perfect for a beach engagement session.

Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines State Reserve is a 2000-acre state park made up of a plateau with cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean and a gorgeous lagoon that empties into the ocean to the north. Words cannot do it justice; it needs to be experienced first hand!

It’s a great spot to mix in a bunch of different looks. Looking to the south you can see the towering cliffs that run right to the sand. To the north you can see an amazing vista towards Del Mar. The plateau area is a wonderful mix of trails with amazing trees, plants and textured cliffs.

Balboa Park

With Alcazar Gardens, the Museum of Man and the Laurel Street bridge, what more can be said? So many locations to choose from and they are all beautiful and unique in their own right.

North Park

I bet you didn’t see this one coming! It’s my little secret spot when for my couples who want something a little different for their San Diego engagement shoot.

Vibrantly colored walls and a wonderful mix of old and new make North Park one of my favorite spots for San Diego engagement photos!

north park san diego engagement photo

Looking for more inspiration? Check out these amazing Carlsbad and Solana Beach engagement shoots!

Considering a wedding in Balboa Park? Check out this wedding at The Prado!

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