Hey, I'm Codi! A western luxury wedding photographer in Northern California. Traveling near and far for love, I'm available for intimate destinations, elopements and more!





San Francisco Engagement Session | Charlie + Chandler

winter engagement photos in san francisco, california capture right on the coastline of the pacific ocean. photos taken by Codi Baer Photograpy

Need a sign that you should book your engagement session on the California Coast? Look no further than Chandler and Charlie’s adorable San Francisco Bay engagement photos. Shooting in San Francisco has a special place in my heart, and I know all the best spots to capture that perfect moment. Just as important as the location is what you decide to wear. Chandler and Charlie opted for neutral styles that looked great at every location we chose and are truly timeless.

picture of a couple holding hands and showing engagement ring during engagement photos in san francisco. photo taken by Codi Baer Photography

Coastal San Francisco Engagement Session

One of my favorite parts about shooting in San Francisco is actually the unpredictable weather. Rain can roll in at any moment, bringing moody clouds and dense fog that makes for some pretty amazing photos. The next moment, the sun could pop out to glimmer on the ocean providing a whole new landscape. Even brisk winds make for sweeping romantic shots. While we stuck to the coastline for this engagement photoshoot, the city has endless location options for more of a downtown aesthetic. But no matter what, you always have to get that iconic Golden Gate Bridge shot!

a couple gazes out at the ocean during their fall engagement photos in san francisco

Neutral Engagement Photo Outfits

During their session, Chandler and Charlie went for two different engagement photo outfits. One a bit more formal and bridal inspired, and the other a perfect fall couple look with chunky sweaters and boots. I love when my couples go for two completely different styles during their shoot. It allows you to embrace different vibes and gives you so much variety in your photos to really maximize your photoshoot. Just like Chandler and Charlie, I always recommend you go for a dressier option as well as something more casual. Can we also talk about this stunning emerald cut three stone dainty engagement ring?! Such a unique and timeless style that paired beautifully with her neutral manicure. Perfection!

Posing Tips + Tricks

There’s no denying that getting in front of the camera can feel a bit awkward. Especially if it’s your first time doing a professional photoshoot! My photography style is very authentic and interactive. I’m here to help you find the perfect lighting and poses so you end up with a gallery full of stunning shots. Most importantly, in a way that feels natural and comfortable. I might tell you to whisper something in your partner’s ear or pick them up for a kiss. Gaze out at the water with your arms around each other or touch your hands together for that gorgeous engagement ring shot. Some of my couples find having props helpful during their engagement session as well. Consider bringing a portable speaker if you think music will help you get into the mood! Popping a bottle of champagne is a fun touch for your photos and even have a few sips to help take the edge off! No matter what your style or what you hope to accomplish during your session, I’m here to help make that happen.

coastal beach engagement photos in the fall. Photo taken by Codi Baer Photography.

Looking for more beach engagement photo inspiration? Check out this session on the beaches on Oahu! And of course, check out the full gallery from Chandler + Charlie’s romantic San Francisco engagement session below…

A couple looking at one another during a romantic engagement photo session in san francisco. Photo taken by Codi Baer Photography

A photo capturing the Pacific Ocean in san francisco california. a couple touches hands during their winter engagement photos. Photo taken by Codi Baer Photography

romantic outdoor winter engagement photos in san francisco. the couple embraces in neutral outfits. Photo taken by Codi Baer Photography

winter engagement photos, neutral engagement photo outfits, san francisco engagement photo locations, winter beach engagement photos. Photo taken by Codi Baer Photography

romantic couples photos taken in san francisco california for winter engagement photos. Photo taken by Codi Baer Photography

Seaside engagement photos and romantic couples photos. Photo taken by Codi Baer Photography.