Golden Gate Bridge Wedding Photography in San Francisco
San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

Golden Gate Bridge Pictures - Bay Side or Ocean Side?

One of our favorite destinations to take our San Francisco City Hall couples is the Golden Gate Bridge. The problem is that there are so many great locations and angles into the bridge that you have to discuss with the couple in advance. Frequently, we will show our couples different photos we've taken at some of the various San Francisco locations. You can approach the Golden Gate Bridge from the Bay side or from the Ocean side. The best time to do one or the other depends greatly on what time of the day it is. I tend to like taking pictures from the ocean side of the Golden Gate Bridge when sunset approaches. Earlier in the day we opt for the Bay side of the bridge because the sun will be on it during that time of the day. Over the years, we have discovered that taking pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Bay side late in the afternoon makes the bridge look more like a silhouette and you do not see the golden color quite as vividly. The ultimate decision is always up to the newlyweds, but we give them as much advice as we possibly can so they can make a good decision. Some of our favorite locations for bridge pictures include Chrissy Field, Baker Beach, and Fort Point. The photo above mistaken at Fort Point, but at a new location that we recently discovered. It's a little farther away from the actual bridge, but the background is much nicer and we don't have to take pictures from the parking lot. We have discovered over our long time taking pictures in San Francisco that our international couples especially like pictures with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. This makes sense because aside from the cable cars the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic San Francisco destinations. Tourists from all over the world flock to see the bridge and walk on it. It makes a great backdrop for San Francisco wedding photography.