16 Sonoma County Locations for Lovely Engagement and Marriage ceremony Photographs

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16 Sonoma County Places for Beautiful Engagement and Wedding Photos

Paradise Ridge Winery: This romantic and picturesque winery in Santa Rosa offers panoramic views of the wine landscape. (Suzanne Karp Photography)

The iconic “LOVE” sign at Paradise Ridge Winery is a perfect backdrop for photos of the happy couple or the entire wedding celebration. (Suzanne Karp Photography)

Jack London State Park: Popular for hiking, horseback riding, and other outdoor pursuits, this historic Glen Ellen ranch has the entire Sonoma County package: rolling hills, lush forests, beautiful vineyards, and life-changing sunsets. (Holly B Rose Photography)

The Russian River: Who doesn’t love the Russian River? While we usually opt for a day of tubing or splashing around, why not make this Sonoma County’s favorite the spot for your wedding photos? This couple chose to shoot on the water, but there are plenty of photo opportunities on land and in the sand too. (Holly B Rose Photography)

Seashell meadows: This coastal town on the Sea Ranch offers beautiful vantage points over the Pacific Ocean. Shell Beach Trail is one of six publicly accessible trails on the Sea Ranch, all of which offer beautiful locations for a wedding photo shoot. (Jana Contreras Photography)

Petaluma car park: As the sun sets, climb to the top of a parking garage in Petaluma for golden views of downtown buildings and the hills in the distance. Try the Keller Street parking garage or the theater district for unique city photos with a splash of color from the landscape behind you. (Jana Contreras Photography)

Trentadue Winery: Another winery with beautiful landscaping is the Trentadue winery. Whether you’re kissing your honey among the vines or posing in front of the Italian-inspired winery, you can’t go wrong at this Geyserville winery. (Suzanne Karp Photography)

The terrace of the Trentadue winery in Geyserville. (Courtesy of the Trentadue winery)

Outdoor Catholic Church of Saint Colman: This outdoor church in Cazadero, surrounded by sequoias, is available as a wedding location. The tall trees and the feeling of being outdoors are perfect for nature lovers who want an intimate wedding and photos. (Holly B Rose Photography)

St. Francis Winery: A stunning deck, lush landscaping, and expansive outdoor space add to the natural beauty of Sonoma County at this Santa Rosa winery. (Suzanne Karp Photography)

St Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa. (Courtesy St Francis Winery & Vineyards)

Vine Hill House: Located on the O’Connell Vineyards and Apple Orchard Estate in Sebastopol, this venue has all of the wine country vibes heightened by lush greenery. (Suzanne Karp Photography)

Timber Cove Resort: Head to this luxurious Pacific coast hotel for a dramatic setting for your wedding photos. The rustic resort sits on 23 hectares and offers panoramic views of the ocean and the majestic sequoia trees nearby. Toast a successful photo shoot with a glass of wine in the hotel’s Coast Kitchen restaurant. (Holly B Rose Photography)

Beltane Ranch: With rolling hills in the background and beautiful gardens, this wine growing ranch in Glen Ellen is the setting for an idyllic photo shoot with you and your loved one. (Ashley Wexler Photography)

Olympia Valley Estate: If you are looking for a rustic farm feel for your wedding photos, this outdoor location in Petaluma is for you. (Ashley Wexler Photography)

Bodega head: Visit Bodega Head for panoramic views of the Sonoma Coast. The earthy hues of the foothills create a wonderful backdrop for every couple. You can choose to take photos from the top of the cliffs or go down to the sandy coves to walk near the waves crashing on the shore (just remember to be careful). (Jana Contreras Photography)

The bodega head. (Shutterstock)

Downtown Occident: This engagement photo, taken outside of the Occidental Lodge, is a perfect mix of urban and natural vibes. This Sonoma County town has tall trees, ancient buildings, and more interesting backdrops to explore with your photographer. (Jana Contreras Photography)

Healdsburg Square: Complete with a pavilion, the Healdsburg Plaza is an enchanting place for photos. There isn’t much more Sonoma County than this place. (David O’Brien Photography)

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park: This park contains the headwaters of Sonoma Creek and has a 25-foot waterfall after winter rains. There are also 25 miles of hiking trails that you can explore after photo spots. (David O’Brien Photography)

The waterfall in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. (Chris Hardy / Sonoma Magazine)