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Alamo Square

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Map:

Parking:

There is street parking surrounding Alamo Square. Ideally, park near Steiner & Hayes as we will likely start on that side of the park.

What to Wear:

The background varies from urban city to green grass. Navy blue and any bright colors work really well here! We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate.

Time of Day:

This location can get very sunny mid-morning, so it’s best to shoot in the morning (8:00am or 9:00am) or late afternoon (3:00pm or later depending on the time of year).

Cavallo

 

Cavallo Point: Sausalito

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Map:

Parking:

Free parking is available in the lot by the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

What to Wear:

The background varies from tan sand to ocean blue to green grass. Navy blue and pops of fuschia or red work really well here! We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate.

Time of Day:

This location can get very sunny mid-morning, so it’s best to shoot in the morning (8:00am or 9:00am) or late afternoon (3:00pm or later depending on the time of year).

China

 

China Beach

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Map:

Parking:

Free parking is available in the parking lot, then walk down the large set of stairs (no strollers, please!).

What to Wear:

The background varies from tan sand to ocean blue. Navy blue and just about anything colorful work really well here! We will be on sand, so either sandals or no shoes are appropriate. You may opt to end the session with the family having fun in the waves, so if you’re open to getting wet – I am all about it!

Time of Day:

This location can get very sunny mid-morning, so it’s best to shoot around 8:00am or 9:00am, or late afternoon (3:00pm or later depending on the time of year though the sun is setting in your eyes at that point).

Crissy

 

Crissy Field: Warming Hut

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Map:

Parking:

Free parking is available in the lot behind the Warming Hut.

What to Wear:

The background varies from tan sand to ocean blue to forest green. Navy blue and pops of fuschia or red work really well here! We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate.

Time of Day:

This location can get very sunny mid-morning, so it’s best to shoot first thing in the morning 8:00am or 9:00am or late afternoon (3:00pm or later depending on the time of year).

Downtown

 

Downtown SF

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Map:

Parking:

Free parking is available in the lot behind the Warming Hut.

What to Wear:

The background varies from tan sand to ocean blue to forest green. Navy blue and pops of fuschia or red work really well here! We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate.

Time of Day:

This location can get very sunny mid-morning, so it’s best to shoot first thing in the morning 8:00am or 9:00am or late afternoon (3:00pm or later depending on the time of year).

Embarcadero

 

Embarcadero: Cupid’s Span {aka Bow & Arrow}

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Map:

Parking:

There is street parking along the Embarcadero, but please allow for extra time.

What to Wear:

The background varies from light gray to ocean blue to grassy green. Navy blue and pops of color work really well here! We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate.

Time of Day:

This location can get very sunny mid-morning, so it’s best to shoot first thing in the morning 8:00am or 9:00am or late afternoon (3:00pm or later depending on the time of year).

Ferry

 

Embarcadero: Ferry Building

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Map:

Parking:

There is street parking along the Embarcadero, but please allow for extra time.

What to Wear:

The background varies from light gray to ocean blue to grassy green. Navy blue and pops of color work really well here! We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate.

Time of Day:

Other than mid-day, we have a lot of flexibility around time of day at the Ferry Building!

Botanical

 

Golden Gate Park: Botanical Gardens

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Map:

Parking:

There is free street parking along MLK Drive, but please allow for extra time. There is also a paid lot under the DeYoung Museum / Academy of Sciences. We will meet at the FRIEND GATE by the Arboretum North Bathrooms and walk in from there. SF Residents receive free entry with proof of residency (license, Comcast bill, etc).

What to Wear:

The background varies grassy greens to a variety of colors from the flowers. Navy blue, grays, khakis and pops of color work really well here. We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate. Strollers are welcome.

Time of Day:

Though I love to shoot in the early morning or late afternoon, this location has a lot more flexibility in terms of time of day for best light because there is so much shade to help us.

Musical

 

Golden Gate Park: Musical Concourse

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Map:

Parking:

There is free street parking along MLK Drive, but please allow for extra time. There is also a paid lot under the DeYoung Museum / Academy of Sciences. We will meet at the Spreckles Temple of Music (big band hatch shell/amphitheater).

What to Wear:

The background varies grassy greens to a variety of colors from the flowers. Navy blue, grays, khakis and pops of color work really well here. We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate. Strollers are welcome.

Time of Day:

Though I love to shoot in the early morning or late afternoon, this location has a lot more flexibility in terms of time of day for best light because there is so much shade to help us.

Temescal

 

Lake Temescal {Oakland, CA}

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Map:

Parking:

There is either free parking or nominal parking in the lot.

What to Wear:

The background varies grassy greens to tans and browns from the trees. Navy blue, grays, khakis and pops of color work really well here. We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate. Strollers are welcome.

Time of Day:

Due to the lack of shade and open areas, I highly recommend early morning or late afternoon for this location.

Sutro

 

Land’s End: Sutro Baths

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Map:

Parking:

There is free parking in a large lot at Sutro Baths (by the Land’s End Lookout).

What to Wear:

The background varies grassy greens to tans and browns from the trees. Navy blue, grays, khakis and pops of color work really well here. We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate. Strollers are welcome.

Time of Day:

Due to the lack of shade and open areas, I highly recommend early morning or late afternoon for this location.

Eagle

 

Land’s End: Eagle’s Point

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Map:

Parking:

There is free (and ample) street parking along El Camino Del Mar / Lincoln Highway.

What to Wear:

The background varies grassy greens to tans and browns from the trees. Navy blue, grays, khakis and pops of color work really well here. We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate. The trail is narrow, so strollers are best left in your car.

Time of Day:

Due to the lack of shade and open areas, I highly recommend early morning or late afternoon for this location.

Palace

 

Palace of Fine Arts

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Map:

Parking:

There is complimentary parking / street parking all around the Palace of Fine Arts.

What to Wear:

The background varies from golden hues to pinks, tans and browns. Navy blue, grays, khakis and pops of color work really well here. We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate. Strollers are welcome.

Time of Day:

Due to the many options for shade and open areas, we can shoot at almost any time of day for this location.
 

Letterman

 

Presidio: 1 Letterman Drive

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Map:

Parking:

There is free parking up to 30 minutes when you say you are going to Starbucks. There is also free parking along Lyon Street or a paid lot under the Letterman Center (the security guard will assist you). We will meet at the Starbucks and walk around the area from there.

What to Wear:

The background varies grassy greens to tans and browns from the trees. Navy blue, grays, khakis and pops of color work really well here. We will be on solid ground, so any shoes are appropriate. Strollers are welcome.

Time of Day:

Due to the lack of shade and open areas, I highly recommend early morning or late afternoon for this location.

Lane

 

Presidio: Lover’s Lane

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Map:

Parking:

There are about 6 free parking spots on West Pacific Ave just after you turn from Presidio Blvd (depending on the direction you are driving). In addition, you can park in the surrounding neighborhood and walk in. Strollers are very difficult within the woods and should be left in the car.

What to Wear:

The background is quite dark in the woods and bright colors look GREAT.

Time of Day:

Though the trees give us cover, I do prefer early morning or late afternoon to give us the greatest variety of locations within Lover’s Lane.

Spire

 

Presidio: Spire

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Map:

Parking:

You can park for free at the Presidio Golf Course (enter through the Arguello entrance). Strollers are very difficult within the woods and should be left in the car.

What to Wear:

The background is quite dark in the woods and bright colors look GREAT.

Time of Day:

We have plenty of shade to utilize in this location, which allows us to shoot just about any time of the day. Sunrises and sunsets provide gorgeous light at the Spire.

Sonoma

 

Sonoma / Napa: Wine Country

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TBD based on exact location.

Parking:

Parking is quite easy in wine country.

What to Wear:

The background, depending on time of year, will be golden colors to greens to light browns.

Time of Day:

Early morning (8am, 9am) and late afternoon (4pm, 5pm) are ideal for wine country!

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