Choosing Your Engagement Photo Location in Southern California

When choosing your engagement photo location, you want to figure out a few questions first. Where are you getting married? What is the theme of your wedding? What will you be using your engagement photos for? Let’s break down some of these questions and why they are important when deciding where to go for your Southern California engagement session!

How to Choose Your Engagement Photo Location

Engagement photos are used for lots of different things. They are used for save the dates, wedding invitations, and engagement announcements! Your engagement photos can also be used as a guest book at your wedding, photos printed throughout the wedding, and the list goes on.

When you have tackled down what exactly these photos will be used for, we can talk about your engagement photo location! Sometimes, couples simply want to go back to the place they met or had their first date at for engagement photos. However, sometimes couples just love the ocean and want to pop some champagne in celebration. If you are looking for epic photos then there are locations like the sand dunes which is a jaw dropping location.

Engagement Photos at the Sand Dunes | Southern California Wedding Photographer

My Biggest Tip for your Engagement Session

I usually suggest booking a two hour engagement session. This is so that we have enough time blocked out to have two engagement photo locations and two outfits. I suggest having a casual outfit and a formal outfit that is more dressy! This gives you so much more variety in your final gallery and all my couples are always so glad they did this. Also, you can check out my blog post on outfit choices for help in that realm by clicking HERE! When you book with me, I have outfit guides and am always one text away to confirm outfit choices. I am here to help you!

San Luis Obispo County Engagement Photo Locations

If you are trying to brainstorm ideas in San Luis Obispo for you engagement session, here’s a cheat sheet for you of some of my favorites!

  • Sand Dunes
  • SLO Mission
  • Paso Vineyards
  • Downtown SLO
  • Johnson Trail
  • Madonna Trail
  • Terrace Hill
  • Avila, Pismo, or Shell Beach
  • Montana De Oro
  • Los Osos Oaks

Santa Barbara County Engagement Photo Locations

If you’re searching for an engagement photo location in Santa Barbara County, here are my favorites!

  • Lompoc Mission
  • Santa Barbara Courthouse
  • Bluffs
  • Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens
  • Ritz-Carlton Bacara
  • East, West, Butterfly Beach

Let’s plan your dreamy engagement session together!

Are you searching for an engagement photographer who will create an experience you’ll love?! Look no further. I help you choose the perfect location for you, the best outfits, and a unique experience to make your photos feel like YOU! Fill out my contact form here, and I can’t wait to hear from you!

See more of Jaylen and Devin’s engagement session, below!