Sharon and Andrew | Rodeo Beach Engagement Session

Sharon and Andrew’s engagement session was at Rodeo Beach in Sausalito, California. Their wedding is this Saturday, so I figured there’s no better time to share these photos than now!

San Francisco has no shortage of beautiful locations for engagement sessions: Sutro Baths, Golden Gate Park, Lands End, Baker Beach, Marshall’s Beach, to name a few. For this one though, it was exciting to explore outside the city, past the Marin Headlands but before hitting Muir Woods. I always ask my couples if there are locations that are meaningful to them and we usually choose spots based off of that. If they’re torn, I ask them if there’s a particular vibe they’re going for or a feeling they want for their photos. From that I’m able to recommend various spot throughout San Francisco or in the surrounding area.

Sharon had been to this exact location for a company retreat not long before, so she knew exactly where she wanted to photograph her engagement session. We started on the beach where she wore the cutest red, off-the shoulder dress. I loved the contrast of her red dress with the rocky scenery. Sharon and Andrew were both so adventurous and were so eager and excited to climb the rocks and play in the water. Even though it wasn’t sunset yet, the sun had already set past the cliff on the far right side of the beach, so we had the most beautiful sunset-esque light.

For their second location, we followed a path up a hill that took us to a tree tunnel and then to the side of the bluffs. Sharon’s light green dress was a perfect compliment to the golden grass. The sun from up here was quite different and dramatic, which fit perfectly with the dramatic landscape and view.

Photographing Sharon and Andrew’s engagement session was a blast. I know their wedding is going to be even more incredible and I can’t wait.

Are you interested in doing your engagement session at Rodeo Beach? Reach out through my Contact page! Can’t wait to be in touch!

Janine Licare