Five Engagement Photo Ideas in San Francisco for Nature Lovers

1. Presidio

The Presidio of San Francisco is a park and former U.S. Army military fort on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula in San Francisco, California, and is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

The park is characterized by many wooded areas, hills, and scenic vistas overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

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2. Sutro Baths

The Sutro Baths used to be a large, privately owned public saltwater swimming pool complex in the Lands End area of the Outer Richmond District in western San Francisco, California. Built in 1896, it is located near the Cliff House, Seal Rocks, and Sutro Heights Park. The building burned down in 1966 and is now in ruins, however, the remains of the structure and the ocean backdrop behind it are amazingly pretty and are a popular destination for engagement photo-sessions.

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3. Japanese Tea Garden

The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, California, is a popular feature of Golden Gate Park. The oldest public Japanese garden in the United States, this complex of many paths, ponds and a teahouse features plants and trees pruned and arranged in a Japanese style. The garden's 3 acres contain sculptures and structures influenced by Buddhist and Shinto religious beliefs, as well as many elements of water and rocks to create a calming landscape designed to slow people down.

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4. Twin Peaks

The North and South Twin Peaks are also known as "Eureka" and "Noe". The peaks form a divide for the summer coastal fog pushed in from the Pacific Ocean. Their west-facing slopes often get fog and strong winds, while the east-facing slopes receive more sun and warmth.
Twin Peaks is a must-see stop on your tour of San Francisco. Why? The view, the view, the view. This set of high peaks is located near the geographical center of the city, offering stunning 360-degree panoramic views of this beautiful city and the bay and ocean beyond.

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5. Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park, located in San Francisco, California and is the largest park in the city. Configured as a rectangle, it is similar in shape but 20 percent larger than Central Park in New York, to which it is often compared. With 13 million visitors annually, Golden Gate is the fifth most-visited city park in the United States after Central Park in New York City, Lincoln Park in Chicago, and Balboa and Mission Bay Parks in San Diego. There are plenty of things to do and see and even more beautiful nature backdrops to pick from for a perfect engagement session!

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