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5 Great Photo Locations in and near Marin County

I’ve lived in Marin County for two and a half years now, and I find new gorgeous locations to take photos every single week! There are a few signature spots that my clients often ask for, and I thought I’d share them to help you decide which is best for you and your next photo session. There are plenty more to choose from, but here are a few I find myself going back to over and over again!  

Ring Mountain

You can’t make a list of scenic sites in Marin County without including Ring Moutain! With gorgeous views of San Francisco and Marin stretching out below you, Ring Mountain is one of the best places in the area for hiking, picnicking, and, of course, photoshoots! 

There’s street parking available throughout the area (but be sure to check signage so that you don’t get a ticket). There are several trails to choose from depending on your level of experience, but I like to pick a spot with easy access so families can walk right up and smile for the camera. 

Old Mill Park

If you want photos with Redwood trees, look no further than Old Mill Park. It’s easy to find street parking and the park is less than a 10-minute walk from downtown Mill Valley, so you can grab a coffee or treats after your shoot. 

Tiburon Shoreline

The Tiburon shoreline is a great place to get pictures on the water, and even sometimes of the city and Golden Gate! It’s such a beautiful area, and it’s right off the downtown street where you can also get some coffee or treats. 

Parking can be a little tough, but if you get there early enough, you should be able to find parking in the nearby residential neighborhoods or just off Main Street. 

Remillard Park

Remillard Park is a small, secluded waterfront in Larkspur right by the Marin Country Mart. It may look a little underwhelming at first glance, but it’s great for family photos because you almost always get the whole path and shoreline to yourself! 

If you want pictures on the shore with Mt. Tam in the background, this is your spot. The location also offers ample parking which makes stopping for a quick picture a breeze. Plus, it’s dog-friendly, too. 

Crissy Field East Beach

While this beach is located in San Francisco and not Marin County, it’s just across the bridge and only takes about 10-15 minutes from southern Marin. If the fog cooperates, this can be a great place to take photos in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. Even on a foggy day, there are lots of pretty backdrops and areas that make for beautiful photos. 

The East Beach at Crissy Field is dog-friendly, too, so you can bring your furry friend along for some photo ops as well!

Marin County is FULL of beautiful landscapes that serve as a perfect for photoshoots, and I could go on listing more spots for days! But these are a few of my favorites that make for seamless, beautiful photo sessions. 

- Molly H.

She was so helpful in preparing us for the day and was amazing at keeping us relaxed at the shoot. Day of, she helped us find the best poses and enthusiastically incorporated our photo ideas. Though it felt like our son cried the entire time, she captured his best moments, and the final photos were precious :) Looking forward to working with her again!

"We worked with Taryn for newborn photos and couldn't have been happier with the decision. 

- jessica t.

Oh my goodness! We absolutely LOVE all the pictures you took! I feel like this gallery really captures us so well. And I can’t believe you managed to shoot all those smiles and funny faces of our son! He was playing super hard to get ;) You have a gift! I am so, so pleased with how they turned out, and how the actual photo shoot experience was. We had such a fun time. Thank you a million! You were the perfect person to capture these moments! So grateful for your talents and lovely personality."

"You were the perfect person to capture these moments! So grateful for your talents and lovely personality.

- liz m.

Taryn is such a joy to work with! She is so warm and easy going, it's very easy to feel comfortable around her. My husband hates taking photos but Taryn makes it so easy and carefree! She has a great eye for detail and can pick out photo spots that I would never think of. She is also so great with babies. She somehow made my 8 month old smile in nearly every shot. I highly recommend Taryn for family portraits, newborn shoots or anything you might need."

 “It’s very easy to feel comfortable around her...

My fiancé and I were lucky enough to have Taryn take our engagement photos, and everything about the experience was truly incredible. In the past, my fiancé and I had always felt a bit ‘awkward’ while posing together, but Taryn had a way of making us feel SO comfortable, at ease, natural, and confident as she took our photos. She hyped us up throughout the shoot - and it showed in the results. Not only did she capture our genuine smiles and laughs, but she *created* those smiles and laughs through her warmth and infectious excitement.

It’s evident how thoughtful Taryn is in capturing beautiful moments for her clients, and she goes above and beyond to do so. When we got the photos back, I immediately was brought to tears. Not only was I in awe of how stunning they were, but seeing the way my fiancé looked at me made me reflect on how thrilled I am to marry him (a heartwarming reminder that’s easy for a bride to forget during the wedding planning phase).  These images are more than just “engagement photos”, but these are sweet, special memories that will be used at our upcoming wedding, forever framed in our home, and shared with our future grandkids one day.

- Shay C.

“Taryn had a way of making us feel SO comfortable, at ease, natural, and confident as she took our photos...

- jen p.

All I can say is wow!! You are a miracle worker. The photos are beautiful and I can’t believe the turn around time. Not only are you incredibly talented, but you made the process fun. My kids had the best time!! You have clients for as long as you stay in California!!! The kids will be so thrilled when they see the photos. Thank you so much."

"You are a miracle worker. The photos are beautiful and I can’t believe the turn around time.

...and I can’t tell you how many compliments we’ve been getting on the pictures. Not only did Taryn make us feel so good about ourselves, but she knew exactly how to pose us and get the best shots. And I honestly can’t believe how much fun we had during the session. It’s going to be so hard to choose just one photo for our ‘Save the Dates.’ We’re obsessed with all of them!” 


“The whole experience was just magical...

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