Sessions at Stow Lake

Published on
October 2, 2023

When it comes to capturing unforgettable moments, location matters. And if you're searching for a place that offers diversity in every frame, Stow Lake is your answer. Nestled within San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, this enchanting spot boasts a myriad of settings that can transform a one-hour session into what feels like a journey to four different places.

A Versatile Wonderland

One of the most remarkable aspects of Stow Lake is its versatility. Regardless of the type of session you have in mind, this picturesque location has something to offer. Here's a glimpse of what makes Stow Lake so special:

1. The Dock:

Start your session at the tranquil dock, where the water glistens in the gentle sunlight. It's a place that exudes serenity, making it perfect for capturing moments of introspection or connection.

Kalani & Lex on the Dock at Stow Lake

2. Boats for Rent:

Want to add a touch of adventure to your photoshoot? Rent one of the charming rowboats and let the water be the backdrop to your love story or individual portrait.

3. Lush Greens:

The vibrant, lush greens that surround the lake provide a stunning natural backdrop. Whether you're planning a maternity session, a family portrait, or an individual shoot, these greens offer a vibrant and refreshing setting.

Esme & Legend surrounded by summer hydrangeas
4. The Bridge with Foliage:

The picturesque bridge adorned with foliage is a photographer's dream. Its unique charm and the interplay of light and shadows make for captivating photos.

Kalani & Lex sharing a tender moment on the bridge
5. Forest-Like Trees:

Step into a forest-like setting, where towering trees create a dramatic canopy. This location adds an air of mystique and enchantment to your session, perfect for creating timeless memories.

Nish & Sid strolling among the trees
6. The Waterfall:

The tranquil sounds of the waterfall serve as a soothing backdrop for your photos. It's a place where you can capture the joy and serenity of your moment.

Kalani & Lex in front of the waterfall

7. Adorable Wildlife:

Stow Lake isn't just about the scenery; it's also home to adorable baby geese and ducks that grace the waters every spring. They add an extra layer of charm to your photos, making for truly heartwarming shots.

Baby duck from the Spring of 2023

Endless Possibilities

I've had the pleasure of conducting a variety of sessions at Stow Lake. From maternity sessions that capture the anticipation of new life to individual portraits that celebrate uniqueness, from couples' sessions that tell love stories to engagement sessions that mark new beginnings, this location has been the canvas for countless beautiful moments.I can't imagine a session that wouldn't find the perfect backdrop at Stow Lake. Whether you're envisioning a quiet, intimate session or a lively, adventurous one, this versatile wonderland offers endless possibilities.So, if you're intrigued by the idea of a session at Stow Lake, don't hesitate to reach out. Let's explore the magic of this location together and create moments that you'll cherish forever.