Mount Tamalpais, or Mount Tam as the locals call it, is one of my all-time favorite spots for photography – especially a Mount Tamalpais Couples Session.
Why, you ask?
Well, for starters, it offers breathtaking views without the need for a super hard hike. And if there is one thing you should know about me, it is that cardio and I are pretty much enemies.
The easier and more convenient routes are a bit more my style. So, anything that combines a quick walk with stunning vistas instantly becomes a favorite in my book.
Recently, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Sydney and Niko at Mount Tam. What made this session stand out from the rest was the genuine and relaxed vibe these two brought to the table.
They were so comfortable in each other’s presence, and their authentic interactions made it so much fun to capture.
One of the things that truly warms my heart during sessions is when couples let loose and enjoy themselves without a care in the world.
And guess what?
Sydney and Niko did just that.
With music playing softly in the background, they started to groove, dance, and simply have the time of their lives, free from the worry of judgment. After all, your photo session is meant to be fun, and that’s exactly what they had – a blast!
The basis of a good photoshoot lies in capturing how you feel at that very moment.
That’s why I always encourage my couples to connect with each other during their session. While we’ll definitely get those classic shots where you’re looking at the camera, I don’t want your photos to feel like a chore.
Let’s ditch the formality and use this time to hang out, be candid, and be your authentic selves.
Service might be a bit spotty, so it’s a good idea to coordinate with your photographer in advance to choose a reliable meeting spot. There are plenty of places where you can pull your car over for stunning views, so don’t worry about missing out on great shots.
It’s all about cute but comfortable shoes. Mount Tam’s terrain isn’t exactly flat; there are often slight slopes, and the last thing we want is for you to twist an ankle.
On a good day, the clouds and sunset at Mount Tamalpais Couples Sessions are nothing short of spectacular. I’ve been here countless times, and it rarely disappoints. The views are simply magical.
If you’ve been dreaming of capturing those stunning photos of you and your partner in your wedding attire, Mount Tam is an excellent choice. The backdrop is simply stunning, and you won’t need a permit or pay an entrance fee to take photos here.
If you’re ready to create some magical memories at Mount Tamalpais with Grace Thao Photography, fill out my inquiry form, and let’s make it happen!
Your love story deserves to be captured in all its authentic, carefree glory.