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Welcome to Localgrapher, your local photographer in San Francisco, California, United States, and other 1000+ destinations around the globe. This is your gateway to stunning memories captured in every frame! Read more

Dive into professional portfolios of handpicked photographers and book the one that matches your style the best for a solo photoshoot in San Francisco, a proposal photoshoot in San Francisco, a family photoshoot in San Francisco, or any other special occasion! Here, we transform your vision into reality.

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Style: Candid and natural. Likes: I love to meet new people and take candid, natural pictures. I love to travel and explore new places. And more then anything else I like coffee! Recommended places: The Palace Of Fine Arts Viewpoint Golden Gate Bridge Sutro Baths Downtown Alamo Square Park and… Read more
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Style: Film, natural. Likes: I like traveling, playing basketball, playing video games. Recommended places: Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Art, San Francisco City Hall, Baker Beach, Ocean Beach, Sutro Baths, Legion of Honor, etc. Languages spoken: English, Chinese. Read more

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Style: Lifestyle Photography. Likes: Travel, Music, Coffee. Recommended places: Downtown Sacramento, Boulder Ridge Park in Rocklin, Folsom City. Languages spoken: English, Ukrainian, Russian. Read more
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Photo Tour Guide Explore the best photo spots and learn how to make the most out of your smartphone or camera snapshots.
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Style: Boutique, Natural Light, Lifestyle, Portraits. Likes: I love to print my photography onto canvas and oil paint over the image creating a unique art print. I love spending time with my 4 yr old son who everyday teaches me how to be a better person. I love making people… Read more
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Style: My photographs are natural and candid. I am highly creative and I am always aware of composition and light. I love to create a connection with the people I am photographing in order to make them feel comfortable in front of my camera. Likes: I like to photograph strangers… Read more
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Style: Photojournalistic, portraits, lifestyle. Likes: Explore new locations, meet new people, self-developing. Recommended places: Sacramento is a such beautiful city in US and have a lot amazing places for photo session. Languages spoken: Russian, Ukrainian, English. Read more
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Style: Candid, glamorous, vibrants. Likes: Yoga to stay strong and flexible, travel to countries the are untravelled, off the beaten path, even the Middle East and Africa. Road trips with my dog, I love to explore weird places, ghost towns, and the desert. Recommended places: Sutro Bath: they are old… Read more
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Style: Photojournalistic, light and airy Likes: Coffee, painting, nature Recommended places: San Francisco: Ina Coolbirth Park Legion of Honor Coit Tower Lover’s Lane in the Presidio Palace of Fine Arts Battery Spencer Elk Glen Picnic area in Golden Gate Park Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park Marshall’s Beach City Hall… Read more
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Style: I would say my style is clean and fresh. Natural light in a beautiful environment. I love to work one on one with clients, helping them realize their personal visions. I have a passion for telling stories through photography and I feel that lends itself to capturing my clients… Read more

Our Clients’ Reviews of San Francisco Photographers

Don’t miss out on firsthand accounts and testimonials from clients who have entrusted us with capturing their most cherished moments in San Francisco. We believe that the best way to understand the quality of our service is through the experiences of those we've had the privilege to serve. From solo traveler and surprise proposal photoshoots to group portraits and corporate events, our clients' stories offer valuable insights into what sets our photography apart. Take a moment to explore their reviews and discover why so many have chosen us to document their special occasions with professionalism, creativity, and care.

  • Kami T.
    Family photoshoot
    I LOVE this site! Cannot believe how easy it was to find a GREAT photographer (Thanks so much Anna) and get some amazing shots while on holiday! This is a MUST do!
  • Aniruddha D.
    Proposal photoshoot
    I was looking for a photographer who can capture the beautiful moments and emotions of me and my girlfriend, while proposing. When I was searching on the net for the best and affordable option, a Localgrapher site popped up. Even though I was using such a service for the first time, starting from finding the right photographers at a specific date to getting the photos all are being excellently managed by Localgrapher. Overall, we enjoyed our entire session.
  • Jason E.
    Proposal photoshoot
    Very easy to navigate. Communication was organised and done in a professional manner. Amazing photos!
  • Helene C.
    Couple’s photoshoot
    I have nothing but excellent experiences with Localgrapher. Every photographer that I have used has been professional and delivered superb photos.

Top Photo Spots in San Francisco

San Francisco, with its iconic landmarks and breathtaking vistas, offers a treasure trove of picturesque settings that are perfect for a photoshoot with a private photographer. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the charming streets of the city’s neighborhoods, there’s no shortage of stunning backdrops to choose from.

In this guide, we’ll take you on a journey through the top 10 photo spots in San Francisco where you can make the most of your photography session. Whether you’re a traveler looking to capture your visit or a local seeking to showcase the city’s beauty, these locations are sure to inspire unforgettable moments and remarkable images.

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We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we decided to offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. If you don’t like your online gallery once we deliver it, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back. Find more details in our Terms.

How Much Do San Francisco Photographers Charge?

Here, you’ll find our comprehensive guide on San Francisco photography services and pricing. Whether you're seeking stunning portraits, captivating event coverage, or any other photographic need, we've got you covered. Below, you'll see a breakdown of typical rates for our photography services in San Francisco.

Bronze Package
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  • best for solo travelers
  • 30 minutes
  • 20 edited hi-res photos
  • 2 years backup
  • 4 work days delivery
$250 USD
Silver Package
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  • best for couples
  • 60 minutes
  • 35 edited hi-res photos
  • 2 years backup
  • 4 work days delivery
$350 USD
Gold Package
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  • best for groups
  • 100 minutes
  • 60 edited hi-res photos
  • 2 years backup
  • 4 work days delivery
$500 USD
Video Package
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  • 60 min of filming
  • 60 sec Full-HD video
  • 2 years backup
$450 USD
Photo + Video Package
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  • 60 minutes
  • 35 edited hi-res photos
  • 60 sec Full-HD video
  • 2 years backup
$750 USD
Instagram Photo Tour & Workshop
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  • 90 minutes
  • trendy photo spots
  • local photographer’s tips
  • private tour
  • use smartphone/camera
$220 USD
Pro Photo Tour & Workshop
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  • 180 minutes
  • top photo spots
  • local photographer’s tips
  • private tour
  • use camera
$390 USD
Niche Photo Tour & Workshop
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  • request your own tour
  • great for teambuilding
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Custom Package
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  • build your own package
  • photo, video or both
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Baby-Smooth Skin
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  • Photoshop wrinkles/zits out
  • Get a beauty upgrade
  • Any RAW pic
  • Done by professionals
  • Price per 1 photo
$15 USD
One Size Up/Down
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  • Photoshop body shape/size
  • Look your best
  • Any RAW pic
  • Done by professionals
  • Price per 1 photo
$15 USD
Make Them Disappear
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  • Photoshop people/objects out
  • Get the desired result
  • Any RAW pic
  • Done by professionals
  • Price per 1 photo
$30 USD
Bronze Package
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  • best for solo travelers
  • 30 minutes
  • 20 edited hi-res photos
  • 2 years backup
  • 4 work days delivery
$250 USD
Silver Package
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  • best for couples
  • 60 minutes
  • 35 edited hi-res photos
  • 2 years backup
  • 4 work days delivery
$350 USD
Gold Package
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  • best for groups
  • 100 minutes
  • 60 edited hi-res photos
  • 2 years backup
  • 4 work days delivery
$500 USD
Photo + Video Package
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  • 60 minutes
  • 35 edited hi-res photos
  • 60 sec Full-HD video
  • 2 years backup
$750 USD
Custom Package
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  • build your own package
  • photo, video or both
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Video Package
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  • 60 min of filming
  • 60 sec Full-HD video
  • 2 years backup
$450 USD
Photo + Video Package
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  • 60 minutes
  • 35 edited hi-res photos
  • 60 sec Full-HD video
  • 2 years backup
$750 USD
Instagram Photo Tour & Workshop
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  • 90 minutes
  • trendy photo spots
  • local photographer’s tips
  • private tour
  • use smartphone/camera
$220 USD
Pro Photo Tour & Workshop
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  • 180 minutes
  • top photo spots
  • local photographer’s tips
  • private tour
  • use camera
$390 USD
Niche Photo Tour & Workshop
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  • request your own tour
  • great for teambuilding
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Make the Most out of Your San Francisco Photoshoot

Are you ready to capture the essence of San Francisco in stunning photographs? Whether you’re a visitor looking to document your trip or a local seeking to commemorate a special occasion, there’s no better way to make the most out of your San Francisco photoshoot than by hiring a private photographer.

In the heart of this iconic city, you’ll have the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime, all while exploring its picturesque landscapes, vibrant neighborhoods, and unique cultural landmarks. Join us as we delve into the world of private photography in San Francisco and discover how you can elevate your photo session to an unforgettable experience.

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The Best Time of Year to Visit San Francisco, California

San Francisco is one of the most romanticized cities in the world. The climate is just right, the winds are strong and lustful and the sun is often shining over the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge. It certainly won’t be difficult finding an incredible photographer to photograph your surprising adventures all around San Francisco.

Each season in San Francisco has something very special to offer its visitors and locals alike. It’s nearly impossible to visit all of the ongoing attractions during just one visit, but you can certainly do your best to try! Here’s what to expect during each season in this world-famous city.

Solo photoshoot by Masha, Localgrapher in San Francisco

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Visiting San Francisco in Summer

Unlike most major cities in the world, San Francisco has relatively mild summer temperatures. You certainly don’t want to make the mistake of skipping out on packing a jacket and sweater to this breezy city, because even though it’s in California, it’s up in the north where the wind certainly has some gust and presence. On the plus side, this means you won’t get overtired from excess heat and you’ll be able to wear versatile outfits during your photoshoot around the major hot spots in San Francisco.

In the summer months, you have the option of going kayaking around the bay or you can explore the plethora of street fairs happening all over the city such as the Gay Pride Parade & Celebration, Union Street Festival or the Haight Street Fair. 

If you’re traveling with your family, then you’ll want to hire a San Francisco photographer to photograph your family day at the Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can ride the carousel, eat and drink trademark San Francisco food and beer and enjoy the fantastic view of the bay. Your San Francisco photographer will be sure to capture the sunset bay in the background of your photoshoot.

And finally, with or without the family, hike Lands End. Lands End is one of the most famous trails in San Francisco and has several attractions to keep you entertained all along the trail!

Couple's photoshoot by Masha, Localgrapher in San Francisco

Couple’s photoshoot by Masha, Localgrapher in San Francisco

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Visiting San Francisco in Autumn

If you’re a wine lover, then San Francisco in the Autumn is the ideal place for you. You can plan a few days around the Harvest Celebration and visit different vineyards to sample the incredible wine selection. Many vineyards open up their gates to new incoming guests and offer delicious dishes and vibrant music to set the mood to bliss. Now’s your chance to hire a proposal photographer in San Francisco and plan your romantic escape to the North Coast American Viticultural Area where all the vineyards are all set up to celebrate your bright future together! 

During your trip in Autumn to San Francisco, you can listen to free music with the locals in Golden Gate Park, plan a trip around the various parks to see the stunning fall foliage and shop in the unbelievable farmer’s markets for the best produce. If you’re in San Francisco this October, then treat yourself to a full evening’s affair at this year’s Oktoberfest with limited edition brews straight out of the bay area!

And finally, go all out and indulge in the pumpkin season, where you can visit pumpkin patches, sip pumpkin-flavored lattes and maybe even find the most delicious pumpkin pie you’ve ever tried. Don’t forget to hire an affordable San Francisco photographer to capture you and your family, or you and your best friend, in a corn or hay maze!

 

Proposal photoshoot by Joss, Localgrapher in San Francisco

Proposal photoshoot by Joss, Localgrapher in San Francisco

Tip #4

Visiting San Francisco in Winter

If you travel to San Francisco in the wintertime before Christmas, then expect to witness some above and beyond celebrations to welcome in the holiday season. Just after ThanksGiving, Christmas season begins in full swing, which means you can attend tree lighting ceremonies and view life-size gingerbread homes!

There are plenty of professional photographers to choose from in San Francisco, so it’s best if you book one well in advance to make sure they are available during both Christmas and New Year, especially if you’re thinking about hiring a proposal photographer during this merry time of year.  

Some of the popular tourist sites all year round in San Francisco include Alcatraz, an incredible ex-federal prison, San Francisco’s impressive Chinatown and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. While you may not want to bring a personal photographer to the island of Alcatraz with you, you will absolutely want them to photograph you in Chinatown and close to the Golden Gate bridge.

Your photographer can also send you your best photographs for you to upload to your own Instagram account! And if you’re a big wine drinker, don’t miss the annual Chronicle Wine Competition, if you’re in San Francisco this February, where you’ll have the chance to try over 500 award-winning wines.

Proposal photoshoot by Joss, Localgrapher in San Francisco

Proposal photoshoot by Joss, Localgrapher in San Francisco

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Visiting San Francisco in Spring

In the Springtime, San Francisco hosts an abundance of festivals where you can experience the rich diversity of American culture. You can visit the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown, check out the boat parade on the bay when all of the boats show off their best attributes to its gaping audience, or visit the many gardens with blooming rhododendrons. The rhododendrons make for a picturesque background for your engagement photoshoot in San Francisco, or you can rent a boat for the day with your loved one and row around Stow Lake boathouse to catch all the spring flowers blooming around the lake. 

If you’re in San Francisco during Easter, you can celebrate in the park with the rest of the locals. There is fun in store for both adults and children, and it might possibly be the most interesting Easter celebration you’ve ever experienced. And, if the flowers blooming around the city aren’t picture-perfect, and you find yourself wanting a day full of colors and beauty, then you’ll just have to book a day trip to the Botanical gardens, which is home to over 8,000 species of plants.

In the famous Mission District of San Francisco you can catch Carnaval, a two-day parade and festivities with plenty of activities for single tourists, couples and families alike. Check out the prices for the best photographers in San Francisco NOW!

Family photoshoot by Joss, Localgrapher in San Francisco

Family photoshoot by Joss, Localgrapher in San Francisco

San Francisco Photographer FAQs

Welcome to our San Francisco photographer FAQs! If you're considering booking a private photographer for your special occasion or event in San Francisco, you've come to the right place. Whether it's a wedding, engagement, family portrait session, corporate event, or any other memorable moment you want to capture, we're here to provide you with all the information you need to make your photography experience seamless and unforgettable. In this guide, we'll address commonly asked questions to ensure that you feel confident and informed as you embark on this exciting journey of preserving your precious memories. Let's dive in!

What is a private photographer, and why should I consider hiring one in San Francisco?

A private photographer is a professional who specializes in capturing your moments, whether they’re personal, family, or related to special events. Hiring one in San Francisco ensures that you have beautiful and memorable photographs to cherish from your time in the city.

How do I find a reputable private photographer in San Francisco?

Just scroll up on this page and go through our handpicked photographers in San Francisco. REQUEST TO BOOK the one that matches your style the best and wait to be contacted by our booking team.

What should I consider when choosing a photographer in San Francisco?

Factors to consider include their style and portfolio. It’s essential to find a photographer whose style aligns with your vision for the photoshoot.

What types of photoshoots can I book with a private photographer in San Francisco?

You can book photographers for various types of photoshoots, such as engagement, family, wedding, portrait, event, and travel photography. San Francisco offers diverse settings for each of these genres.

How far in advance should I book a private photographer in San Francisco?

Booking in advance is recommended, especially during peak seasons or for significant events.

What can I expect in terms of pricing for a private photographer in San Francisco?

Our prices start at 250 USD, please see the full price list to learn more.

Can I choose the location for the photoshoot in San Francisco?

Yes! You can either choose from top photo spots in San Francisco, discuss options with your photographer or ask for a photoshoot to be held at your favorite and special place in town.

How long will it take to receive the edited photos after the photoshoot in San Fran?

Unless it’s agreed upon otherwise, all photos are delivered within 4 business days.

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