Where to take Photos in the San Francisco Bay Area | TerrificShot Photography

February 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

What are the best places to do portrait photography in San Francisco Bay Area ? 

One of the main aspects of portrait photography is to select a suitable location. 

Below is a short list of our go-to places we love doing our photo sessions (such as headshot,  family portrait, maternity, Engagement or glamour).

Because we are familiar with these locations, we know what lighting and props to take, or which clothes the client should wear.

In the case of the client has chosen a location, such as his family home, or a special place with memories where they’d like to be photographed. We will ask questions about it while confirming the shoot. We don’t want to find out that we need extra equipment.

 

Cuesta Park, Mountain View

This our favorite park.  It offers great diversity of background.  The lighting is beautiful any time of the day and we barely use our flash. We shoot what we call "open shade". It is easy to park during week ends.

Address : 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View

 

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Shoreline Park, Rengstorff  House, Mountain View 

Address: 3070 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

Well, the place does not offer a lot of shaded area except around the Rengstorff house. The best time to go there is early morning or late afternoon when the light is soft. we May need to call before there are no other events such wedding at the Rengstorff house.

 

Shoreline Park, Mountain View
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Vasona Park, Los Gatos
 

Address: 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032

This location can be very crowded on weekends. For best results, we recommend weekday session.

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Gamble Gardens, Palo Alto

Address: 1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

(We may check before to be sure no other events are happening)

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Baker beach, San Francisco 

Address: 1504 Pershing Drive,  San Francisco, CA 94129
On sunny weekends, be prepared for crowds and parking congestion. 
The weather can be unpredictable. But it is such a great place with Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

Baker Beach, San Francisco
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Crissy Fields, San Francisco

This is not too far from Baker Beach.  It also gives great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco 

Address: 3301 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123

This is place is loved by Wedding photographers.  Very crowded on week ends.

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Lovers' Lane, Presidio - San Francisco

Address: Lover's Ln, San Francisco, CA 94129

It can be difficult to park but this is a wonderful area with trees and shade.  Kids enjoy the area.

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Stanford University, Palo Alto

Address: 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

it is required to have a permit.  We recommend to go there on week ends.
 

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Half Moon Bay by Ritz Carlton

Address: 1 Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
We ask our clients to park at the coastal trail parking just before the Ritz Carlton.

The trail leads to a nice wooden bridge and to the beach. Golden Hour is the ideal time to go.

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Your own BACKYARD!  

Address: you tell us :)

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