As Northern California engagement photographers, we’ve explored endless gorgeous locations for photo sessions. And let’s be honest, we couldn’t ask for a more perfect area to search! From the beaches in the bay area to the incredible rose garden at the capitol, Northen Cali has it all! But when Pao & Duane told us they wanted to explore a location with water, we knew exactly where to take them for the session of their dreams: The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco!
The Palace of Fine Arts has been on our list of dream locations to photograph for years now! We first discovered it when we saw some photos of it on Pinterest. We knew right away that we had to bring a gorgeous couple and our cameras here ASAP! And this stunning and elegant spot, especially in the summer, was the perfect backdrop for Pao & Duane’s love story!
The stunning architecture gave the whole session a totally romantic feel, and the breezy bay air added to the elegance, giving Pao’s dress the perfect natural movement. While I’m sure Pao & Duane could take incredible photos in any location, a setting like this one sure didn’t hurt!
We also loved the way they dressed to complement the location. We always advise couples to look up images of their session location beforehand to ensure perfect color choices, and these two definitely chose wisely! Pao’s yellow dress popped perfectly against the greenery of the grounds, and Duane’s blue gingham beautifully completed the look!
Finding the perfect spot to take couples photos isn’t always easy, but you better believe we’ll be returning to the Palace of Fine Arts over and over again! Congratulations, Pao & Duane on your engagement!
Are you planning a San Francisco engagement photo session of your own? Say hello ASAP so I can save your date and transform your love story into art!