Incredible Coastal Engagement Session at Rodeo Beach | SF Photographer

Jenna and I have known each other through Instagram for well over a year now, so I was thrilled when we finally got a chance to meet up for this incredible coastal engagement session at Rodeo Beach. Jenna was just as sweet and beautiful in person as she is online! We started the session at their charming apartment in SF, but we wanted to finish the session on the beach at golden hour. I suggested Rodeo Beach, which is just across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin. There are a ton of beautiful locations in San Francisco, like Sutro Baths and Baker Beach, but I have a soft spot for Rodeo Beach because there are rarely other people on it, making it feel like your own private beach.

Jenna and J were so much to hang out with! We chatted about everything from their upcoming wedding in September to our mutual love of Harry Potter (we’ve both re-read the series many times!). In their apartment, they showed me their favorite card game, cuddled in bed and danced in the kitchen. I also /had/ to take a photo of Jenna’s bookshelf which was arranged by book color!

After spending time in their apartment, we drove over the Golden Gate Bridge to Rodeo Beach. Jenna changed into the prettiest flowy blush dress and topped it with her mom’s fur jacket to keep warm. I love Rodeo Beach because not only is it never crowded, it has the most incredible light. Just like the last time I was there, the light was absolutely magical, creating a stunning backdrop for Jenna and J. I have a soft spot for beaches on the California coast, but Rodeo Beach is definitely one of my favorites… if only it wasn’t such a far drive from the South Bay! It was worth every minute of the drive though, as you will see in the photos. We even got an absolutely gorgeous cotton candy sky at sunset. Jenna and J were both laughing at me because as we made our way back to the car, I kept on looking back at the sky… and wanting very much to take just “one last photo”. They were super sweet and indulged me, and I am so glad they did because some of my favorites were the very last shots!

Rodeo Beach coastal engagement session Jenna Rose Colored Glasses Rodeo Beach engagement session with blush maxi dress and golden light couple kissing on the beach at sunset

I can’t believe it is already November and we are getting into engagement season! I am only looking to take on a handful more weddings for 2019, so if you’re looking for a photographer for your coastal engagement session, please contact me or email me at alice@aliceche.com soon!


Alice Che is a San Francisco Wedding Photographer based in the Bay Area specializing in intimate, emotional wedding, engagement, couple and boudoir photography. Serving the South Bay, Peninsula, and East Bay: San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, Burlingame, Los Altos, Milpitas, Union City, Fremont, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas. She is available for destination weddings and engagement sessions! Contact her for more detailed pricing.

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