Emerald Bay engagement photography of a dressed up couple holding hands on a cliffs edge over looking this surreal Lake Tahoe state park along the south shore. One other super popular area on the south shore is Emerald Bay State Park. This is one of the most sought after spots in all of Tahoe. Once you see Emerald Bay with your own eyes you’ll understand why some many people come here to take photos and have photos taken of them at this breathtaking area. If you’re looking to come to Emerald Bay be prepared for all the crowds that come here. It’s best accessed early in the morning or in the late afternoon. Your other option is to only come here during the late fall and early spring, since these times are the dead season for the basin. Besides lake front beaches on the south shore there are many forested and high alpine areas that just beg for your couples portraits to be taken at.