Top 5 Spots for Engagement Photographs in San Diego

Snappr's favorite spots to take that essential pre-wedding photo in San Diego.

California's beach city, San Diego, has a lot to offer when it comes to selecting a romantic spot for taking engagement photos. Year-round good weather, and picturesque locations, make this city a favorite choice for engagement photos. Its beauty also lies in its versatility, for there is something to be found for every type of couple. Whether they are beach lovers, or they prefer nature shots, they can take their pick among stunning locations. From white-sand beaches to lush green parks, San Diego's local spots give you a variety of stunning backdrops to choose from.

Balboa Park

One of the most versatile and gorgeous locations to be found in San Diego. It gives off a timeless beauty vibe, and is perfect for couples who seek out a romantic, vintage spot, that takes them back in time. The nostalgic allure of this cultural and historical park, draws us with beautiful Spanish architecture, calming water ponds, rich-in-detail sculpture gardens, museums, and many other attractive sites. It is a photographer's dream, as it allows for many distinct options within one place.

La Jolla Shores

For the perfect engagement photos on the beach, head towards La Jolla Shores. This beach is well-known among locals and tourists, and it is said to be a surfer's paradise. It is the ideal spot for couples who want that perfect "sunset on the beach" photo. The golden coastline is the home of some the most beautiful beaches in San Diego, if not in the entire state. Also, the monumental Scripps Pier is a popular photographing object, located in these shores. The breathtaking pier makes for a picturesque backdrop for engagement photos. 

Marian Bear Memorial Park

Couples who love nature, will enjoy the remarkable natural landscapes that Marian Bear Park has to offer. Undisturbed, rich forests and glistening fields of grass, are what makes this park a charming location for down-to-earth couples who appreciate nature's grandeur. If you know your way around this dreamy park, you can even find wildflowers (if its their season), to make your photographs even prettier. 


The island of Coronado is one of the most popular places for engagement photos, and also one of the most versatile. There are multiple locations to choose from. From pristine beaches to skyline photos, the island provides a mix of urban city life, and a relaxed beach vibe. The only place where you can be photographed in front of the San Diego bay and the skyline, is the Centennial Park. 

Downtown San Diego

For engagement photos that have a more urban feel, downtown San Diego offers a wealth of opportunities. Modern buildings, historic architecture and quirky statues, make for a nice backdrop for an engagement photo with an urban edge. Capture the vibrant city life, and visit the most popular locations for downtown San Diego engagement photo shoots: the Gaslamp district, the Convention Center, and the Santa Fe train station. Make use of the outstanding street views that you can find at almost any corner, and make your photos unique.