Engagement sessions are a good way to get to know the couple. We spend a good 2 hours with them with our typical San Francisco portrait session. Some of the more popular places to take our couples include The Palace of Fine Arts, the Legion of Honor or yes, even San Francisco City Hall! There are so many other places withing the city limits to take great engagement photos. Some of the other places we have gone include Russian Hill, North Beach and Baker Beach. It all just depends upon what the engaged couple wants. We feel that when it comes to choosing the right place, it is important to choose the type of location that speaks to you. You need to feel comfortable in the environment and enjoy the actual portrait shoot. We do everything to make that happen for you. Some of our best engagement portrait sessions have occurred when the couple dresses casual and relaxed. We actually prefer it, but still let your dress however your prefer. One of the reasons we prefer the casual approach is that it allows us to put the couple in more natural poses and become more at one with the environment. For example, it is hard to climb around and pose on Rocks if you are wearing a suit and a dress. Our logic is that you will dressing up for your wedding so this is the time to be more comfortable and more like yourselves!