This past season was a whirlwind of amazing engagements for us here at Aaron Huniu Photography! We were able to capture so many incredible moments for our couples in the best local spots San Diego has to offer. These engagement session locations made our Top Ten this engagement season and here is why!
1. Balboa Park
A paradigm of San Diego history, Balboa Park encompasses everything you could imagine of timeless beauty and architectural spectacle. Like a step back in time, Balboa Park’s intricate sculpture gardens, tranquil water ponds, aviary, historic museums and exotic agriculture are only a few of the wonders of this 1,200 acre 147 year old urban cultural park. The versatility and landmark history of Balboa Park is exciting to our couples who are looking for that classic, vintage romance and have an appreciation for the ageless allure of this San Diego must-see site.
Small town charm and classic coastal views are what the town of Encinitas brings for our couples. Quaint, simple and community-centric, this neighborhood pays homage to the past but is more alive than ever with innovative architecture, up and coming restaurants and breweries and all-around San Diego sunshine.
3. La Jolla Shores
If you’re looking for the perfect beachside engagement session location, La Jolla Shores is one of the best! From the monumental Scripps Pier to the beautiful cliffs overlooking the sandy shore, this picturesque San Diego beach hot spot is the perfect backdrop for those classic sunset, wave-ridden shots for our couples.
4. Leo Carrillo Ranch Park (Carlsbad)
A historic working ranch built in the late 1930’s, Leo Carrillo Ranch Park combines the rustic beauty of adobe and wood architecture with the old California culture of Old San Diego. Our couples greatly enjoy the aged buildings and ranch houses with the farm-like openness that the park’s shrubs and agricultural landscape provide. With additional features such as an age-old windmill and roaming peacocks, this park is a beautiful remnant of San Diego history.
5. Marian Bear Memorial Park (Clairemont Mesa)
Beaming grassy fields and undisturbed forests of trees make this beautiful park in Clairemont Mesa a bewitching location for an engagement session. With canopied dirt paths and beautiful hillside trails, this park is the perfect location for our down-to-earth couples who enjoy the beauty of nature.
With a seamless blend of vast cityscapes of the Downtown San Diego Bay skyline with the fine white sand beaches looking out to the Pacific Ocean, Coronado is one of San Diego’s quintessential spectacles and one of the most popular locations for our San Diego couple engagement sessions. From the historic Hotel del Coronado built in 1888 on the West End, to the sunset reflections from the San Diego Bay & Coronado Bridge to the East, this San Diego Island encompasses vibrant city life and classic beach bliss for our couples.
7. Old Poway Park
This rustic San Diego park nestled in Old Poway is vintage charm at its finest. With aged wood buildings and bridges and a historic railway track, this park provides a natural, sunlit backdrop of endless trees, old railway cars and traditional San Diego history. Perfect for the couple who loves the simplicity of the outdoors and classic countryside.
8. San Pasqual Valley
Orange groves, grassy countryside and homegrown sunshine, San Pasqual Valley is the epitome of classic California country charm. For our couples, this San Diego spot is all about beautiful simplicity and nature-filled comfort. With endless warm sunlit trees and surrounding ranch-like hillsides, our couples are captured in the heart of San Diego countryside.
With miles of white sandy beach, surf and breathtaking views of the ocean from the historic Oceanside Pier, this San Diego beach town combines the best of traditional southern California beach culture with a thriving eclectic, art-centric community. With vibrant street-side murals and countless local hotspots, which include the Oceanside Harbor, Museum of Art, California Surf Museum, Heritage Park and Mission San Luis Rey, there are endless opportunities to capture your engagement amidst a lively art community, historic sites & parks, sandy beach waves and pier-side sunsets.
10. Pacific Beach
A town of boardwalk paths, cozy pier-side cottages and miles upon miles of sandy beach, Pacific Beach is one of San Diego’s prime beach hot-spots and San Diego destinations for our engagement session couples. A lively neighborhood of classic San Diego beach culture, restaurants and local favorites, PB sets a great setting for capturing those sandy shore moments for our beach-loving couples.