Best Photo Locations in San Diego

This is a guest post written by Lindsey at George Street Photo & Video. If you are planning a San Diego wedding Lindsey has suggested some of the best photo locations in the area to consider. If you haven't picked a location as of yet San Diego is a fabulous choice! Out of all the places I have traveled and lived San Diego truly has the best weather!

Best Photo Locations in San Diego

Rugged mountain ranges, sparkling seascapes, miles upon miles of beautiful beachy goodness...there’s a reason they call San Diego ‘America’s Finest City’! Every inch of this SoCal paradise is as pretty as a postcard — and covered in pretty spectacular photo locations.

From the surf and sand to the scenic walking trails, scope out a few of the spots that should have a place on your San Diego shot list.

La Jolla Shores Beach: Close your eyes and picture the most perfect destination, filled with dozens of gorgeous features fit for a tropical oasis. That’s La Jolla Shores Beach, one of the most popular spots in San Diego. When the tide is low and the sun is just glistening over the sand, head on over to Scripps Pier and let your photographer snap away!

Mission Trails Regional Park: Vast canyons, natural greenery and forests as far as the eye can see, this sanctuary is peace and tranquility at its finest! If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city crowds, be sure to make a stop at Mission Trails Regional Park. And feel free to take a spontaneous hike while you’re at it!

Balboa Park: Museum aficionado? Filled with incredible landmarks like the San Diego Aerospace Museum, Balboa Park — also known as the ‘Smithsonian of the West Coast’ — offers visitors stunning architecture and some of the most beautiful views of San Diego. And, due to its close proximity to the Aerospace Museum, don’t be surprised if you encounter a few jet planes soaring above as you pose for shots!

Torrey Pines State Reserve: Speaking of striking city views, Torrey Pines is also known for its magnificent spread of the San Diego cityscape. The best part? The reserve offers so much location variety — just a short hike through the natural backdrop, and you’ll be privy to gorgeous ocean scenery and over 2,000 acres of pristine coastal bluffs! There’s truly nothing like it.

Cabrillo Point: Two words — sheer beauty! Home to the Cabrillo National Monument, once of the most beloved landmarks in San Diego, you’ll find this spot right at the top of Point Loma Peninsula. Not only do you get prime views of the San Diego Bay and sprawling Pacific Ocean, but you get a front-row seat to the skyline and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, a local gem. Stunning!

I know, I know — some of these locations are so beautiful that you couldn’t possibly imagine picking just one! That’s why it’s important to chat with your photographer and develop a plan for locations, which will make the process so much easier. And don’t forget — it’s your photo session! So, let go, have fun and let the beautiful Californian backdrop take you in! For more information on wedding photography and videography, please visit George Street Photo & Video today!


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