Our Favorite Photography Locations in the San Francisco Bay Area

St. Mary’s College Moraga, California

St. Mary’s College offers a variety of beautiful backgrounds that are easily accessible in one session. Additional locations nearby include: Grove of redwood trees in back of campus. Grove of pine trees and wide-open hills and grasses.

KEY FEATURES:
Lovely architecturally rich background, white columns, archways, lots of trees and vegetation, fountain.

Cost and time to add one additional location to college campus session: $25 added to session fee, plus 30-minutes session time.

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Piedmont Park Piedmont, California

Piedmont Park is lovely with lots of different settings in a very manageable space. This location hosts many weddings, so the grounds are well cared for.

KEY FEATURES:
Beautiful versatile park, play structure, 20 ft. patina iron gates, Japanese tea garden structures, large climbable oak tree with branches that touch the ground, redwood grove, stairs, fountains, grassy knolls.

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Woodhall Park Orinda, California

The water element in Woodhall Park is unique along with the rolling hills of shaggy grasses that work well with posing groups.

KEY FEATURES:
Pond, flowers, trees, rocks along the pond, weeping willow trees, long shaggy grasses, fun hills, long limbed trees for climbing.

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Lafayette Reservoir Lafayette, California

Lafayette Reservoir's waterfront plays a major role in the location and the surroundings have a lovely woodsy feel. Placing kids in the row boats attached to the dock can add fun variety to the shoot.

KEY FEATURES:
Large reservoir, wooden and floating docks, lots of trees, water in background, winding paths, foothills, play structure.

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Baker Beach San Francisco, California

One of San Francisco’s most iconic locations with the Golden Gate Bridge as center stage. The beautiful ocean surf and beach provide amazing reflections.

KEY FEATURES:
Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, large boulders to climb on, several areas of elevation from the beach, fun walking path, cement steps, rusted worn doors around the Battery.

Wear pants that can be rolled up so you can venture into water’s edge. Predictable times of year where the fog will be present and may be chilly. Be aware that this beach is clothing optional. An additional travel charge of $100 will be added to the session fee.

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Borges Ranch Walnut Creek, California

The old buildings and rusted farm equipment at Borges Ranch add a variety of of textures. The lovely rolling hills are stunning during the golden hour, one hour before sunset.

KEY FEATURES:
Live goats, barn elements, farm equipment, rolling hills.

Additional travel charge of $50 added to session fee.

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Your Home

Having your session at home provides the opportunity to capture your family in a familiar environment connected with the memories of the life lived there. It offers the ultimate comfort and convenience during your shoot.

Additional travel charge of $25-45 added to session fee depending on the distance of the home from Orinda.

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excited by the possibilities Contact Us To Schedule Your Session

We hope these locations have sparked excitement for your own session. Terry would be happy to give you more information about any of these locations and additional options. If you have a special location in mind just let us know. We look forward to working with you.