The Palace of Fine Arts is a frequent stop for San Francisco Engagement Photography tour. With amazing towers, beautiful lake and golden colors, the palace is an absolutely gorgeous place for photographs. This morning I went out for a sunrise session there. My almost 4 year old, Lucius, has been asking to join me for a sunrise photo session, so I pulled him out of bed and headed out. Getting a sleepy boy dressed took some time so we were too late for my intended stop of the Golden Gate Bridge. Driving through the Presidio, I saw the golden towers of the Palace shining in the early morning light and I decided to go there. The Palace has opened recently after a multi-year, many million dollar renovation and it looks amazing. Highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t done so already. I love the early morning colors and I was doubly please by combining them with the energy of a little boy (who woke up once we started playing chase around the pillars). I think this would make a great place for family photography and engagement photographs. Would require getting up early of course but I think it would be worth it.