Intimate Sunset Cliffs Wedding in San Diego

by | January 24, 2024

Nestled along the picturesque coastline of San Diego, Sunset Cliffs is a haven of natural beauty that provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic and intimate wedding or elopement. This lovely couple decided to have a Sunset Cliffs wedding, and let me tell you, it was an absolutely stunning location for their special day.

Breathtaking Panoramic Views


Sunset Cliffs is known for its rugged cliffs and breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.  The cliffs themselves are truly dramatic.  It undeniably stands out as one of the most captivating spots in San Diego, holding the informal title of the city’s most sought-after location to watch a sunset.

An Intimate Beach Wedding


Opting for simplicity, the couple chose to have an intimate beach wedding surrounded by their closest family and friends.  Against the backdrop of crashing waves and the warm glow of the setting sun, the bride and groom exchanged vows. And can we talk about the bride’s dress? She looked gorgeous in a lace-covered off-the-shoulder gown, which added an extra touch of romance and elegance to the scenery.

Capturing Precious Moments as a Wedding Photographer


As their wedding photographer, I felt incredibly honored to capture these precious moments for them.  Directing them into poses that highlighted their love and the beauty of their surroundings, I aimed to create timeless and authentic images that conveyed the essence of their special day.

Following the ceremony, we explored the coastline together and took advantage of the stunning cliffs and that gorgeous golden-hour lighting for some truly memorable photos.  Being part of this Sunset Cliffs wedding reminded me of why I love photography so much. The opportunity to capture love, joy, and memories that will last a lifetime is truly a privilege.

Practical Tips for Your Sunset Cliffs Wedding


If you’re considering an intimate beach wedding in San Diego, I can’t recommend Sunset Cliffs enough. It’s undeniably one of the best spots around. Just a little advice, try to schedule it on a weekday when it’s less crowded. Weekends and peak seasons can get a bit crazy.  Another option is to schedule it at sunrise.

Also, keep in mind you’ll need a permit which is good for up to 50 people. There are three different spots to choose from – Luscomb Point, Ladera Street, and Osprey Point. Parking is available on the street or in small lots at the park site, but be aware that there are no restrooms.

Seaside Portraits and Tide Considerations

If the tide is low enough, you can venture down on the beach for portraits after the ceremony.  You can check the tide schedule here.  Any day that’s low or negative tide will work.  Otherwise, there are majestic views at the top of the cliffs.

Your Photographer for Special Occasions

Oh, and if you’re ever in need of a photographer for your Sunset Cliffs wedding, elopement, or any other special occasion, you know I’m here for you. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.

Sunset Cliffs for Engagement Photos

No worries if you’ve got different wedding plans in mind! You can still use this amazing spot for your engagement photos.

Stay tuned for more exciting photography adventures coming your way soon!

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