A black and white engagement portrait.

Romantic Balboa Park Engagement | San Diego Wedding Photographer | Iris & Kurt

A walk through Balboa Park is one of my low key favorites for an engagement shoot. As long as it’s on a weekday, you will have several opportunities for intimate photos, in popular locations, all to your self.  Some of my favorite locations for a Balboa Park engagement would have to be the secret cactus garden, Japanese Friendship Garden, Alcazar Garden (when it’s blooming), and the gardens at Friends of Balboa Park.  If you are looking for something unique and the Japanese Friendship Garden truly is incredible.  It will set your romantic Balboa Park engagement session on fire.  The best time to visit would be in the spring during the cherry blossom season.  Keep in mind that engagement shoots at the garden will be a little pricier due to the admission fees and photography fee/license.

For this particular reportage Balboa Park engagement shoot, the couple had a few areas they liked, so the day prior I visited the park and mapped out a path that would highlight each area at the perfect time.  I’ve lived around the park for a few years, and ride bikes there often.  My boyfriend and I, have spent a lot of time scouring the area on our bikes searching for secret locations.  There are many spots in and around Balboa Park that not many people are aware of, as most visitors stay centrally located where the museums and zoo are located.  A few other locations that I love; palm canyon trail,  Mingei International Museum, Casa del Rey Moro Garden, and the Spreckels Organ Pavillion.  Balboa Park really is a great place and everything everyone says it is.  It’s perfect for getting lost and exploring and has SO much to offer. So please enjoy this very romantic Balboa Park engagement.

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