One of the things I love about living in the Bay Area is its endless beauty! From rolling hills with spectacular views to beaches and glowing sunsets, and of course the famous Golden Gate Bridge. With so many options how do you choose the best location for your dog’s photo shoots?

There may not be a right or wrong answer but to help you out we have put together a list of our favorite locations and why.

Fort Funston – Stick me on a beach and you have made my day, but stick me on a beach with tons of dogs and I am in heaven. This might make me biased but from a photographer’s perspective this location is excellent because of it’s versatility. You have beach views, aloe-covered hills and plenty of trails to get lost in.

Baker Beach – Baker Beach has several winning factors including its fantastic view of the Golden Gate Bridge! So if you’re looking for an iconic San Francisco shoot, this is the place to go. Not only does this location offer great beach shots but if you venture up the hillside the redwoods make for great scenery as well.

Bernal Heights – Bernal Heights is a winner for its immaculate 360 view of San Francisco. If this is your preferred location, be sure to check the visibility for the day of your shoot – you don’t want Karl the Fog ruining your shoot.

Albany Bulb – Looking for something a little different? Albany Bulb might be your spot. This peninsula just to the west of Berkeley, CA is known for it’s grungy (but not dirty) atmosphere filled with concrete slabs featuring beautiful street art and rolling waves from the Bay.