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Top SLO County Locations for Couples’ Photoshoots

Are you looking for a place to get some beautiful photos taken? Whether it’s to celebrate an engagement, or an anniversary, or just love itself, couples’ shoots have become very popular in the last few years. There’s great to share with your family and friends and to commemorate your relationship. You could either ask a photo-inclined friend to take some photos for you, or get them professionally done from a photographer. Either way, you’ll have to pick a great spot to take photos, which thankfully is easy to find in San Luis Obispo county. These spots are filled with natural beauty, great lighting, and are perfect for a couples’ shoot.

Montana De Oro

The best kept secret of California’s state parks, Montana de Oro is gorgeous, diverse, and generally uncrowded. You can choose to take photos on the beach, up among the many tall, sheltered trees, or up on the sand dunes. The beauty of Montana de Oro is its diversity, and you’ll be sure to find a gorgeous spot that works for you both.

Bishop’s Peak

Bishop’s Peak and its surrounding areas are an essential part of the SLO culture. Plus, there’s a lot of different areas throughout, making it possible to take photos on the same day that look like they’re in entirely different locations.

Downtown SLO

For the couple that doesn’t necessarily want to be in a wide open space, downtown SLO is a great choice. The red brick walls, quaint architecture, and river nearby downtown create plenty of photo ops for a great shoot.

Avila Beach Pier

Head to Avila Beach for another great coastal location for romantic photos. The pier is a landmark that’s a great photo op, especially near sunset as the light filters in between its pillars. If you want a change of scenery, nearby Bob Jones trail offers another great photo location, often with views of the ocean on the windy trail above the coast.

Terrace Hill

Terrace Hill is another popular photo destination that is popular with locals; tourists just don’t know about this place! You can enter through Bishop street, a little southeast of downtown San Luis Obispo. Terrace Hill is a one mile, easy looped trail, and you can stop off at various places for great views of San Luis Obispo and two of the nine sisters (link to recent blog).

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