Beach Engagement Photo Ideas for Indian American Couples

Wandering the woods of Presidio and beaches of San Francisco for an engagement shoot with this Indian American couple

 Lover's Lane in Presidio is kind of a hidden gem but offers a perfect location for your casual style photo shoot.

Lover's Lane in Presidio is kind of a hidden gem but offers a perfect location for your casual style photo shoot.

The story started many moons ago when I had just moved to Bay Area and I was frightened by the thought of having to drive on American roads. Yes, it’s kind of different story than you expected as the groom-to-be in these pre-wedding pictures happens to be my driving guru & photography mentor. I knew instantly that this friendship will sail for long. Now nearly 4 years down the line he is tying the knot and asked me to photograph the engagement session in San Francisco. In my opinion, it’s an honour especially when a photographer friend asks you to capture his surprise proposal. I was absolutely jumpy even though we have shot many weddings together. I wanted to do my extra best and capture the engagement pictures that he would really love.

Monty & Suneet are tying the knot in August this year and as you can tell this couple is truly and madly in love. For the pre-wedding shoot, we started at Presidio’s lover’s lane, had pizza in Broadway before heading to Bakers Beach in San Francisco for the sunset. A scorching day turned in to a super chilly evening as expected in SFO but Suneet braved the winds like a true warrior in her pretty outfit. So thank you both for trusting me and letting me be your personal photographer for the day.

 Multiple exposure couples portrait pose- It is kind of my new go-to technique so remind me if I forget during your shoot.

Multiple exposure couples portrait pose- It is kind of my new go-to technique so remind me if I forget during your shoot.

 Cues are very important to create effortless couples poses.

Cues are very important to create effortless couples poses.

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 Classic looking straight in to the camera is always a keeper for the album.

Classic looking straight in to the camera is always a keeper for the album.

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 Beautiful Indian American Couple Portraits at 

Beautiful Indian American Couple Portraits at 

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 The zig zag wood logs in lover's lane forms an amazing pattern to incorporate in your forest inspired photo shoot.

The zig zag wood logs in lover's lane forms an amazing pattern to incorporate in your forest inspired photo shoot.

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 Sunset shoot at Baker's Beach Engagement Photography

Sunset shoot at Baker's Beach Engagement Photography

 Silhouette poses have always been there but making a strong come back in  modern lifestyle photography.

Silhouette poses have always been there but making a strong come back in modern lifestyle photography.

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 Baker's Beach Parking Lot is equally stunning location for couples photography. Believe it or not it was right next to a trash can:-)

Baker's Beach Parking Lot is equally stunning location for couples photography. Believe it or not it was right next to a trash can:-)

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 Sometimes the most scruffy place is the spot for your finale picture.

Sometimes the most scruffy place is the spot for your finale picture.