Engagement Session Locations

  Eaton Canyon in Altadena is one my favorite places. for a number of reasons. It is beautiful there but you do have to some walking. The natural light there is great which is really great because security does not allow the use of external lighting.

Eaton Canyon in Altadena is one my favorite places. for a number of reasons. It is beautiful there but you do have to some walking. The natural light there is great which is really great because security does not allow the use of external lighting.

  Griffith Park offers tons of options ranging from the trails, to travel town and also the Old Zoo. The one place at Griffith Park I do not recommend is the Observatory. There is always a crowd there and they have strict rules on using external lighting.

Griffith Park offers tons of options ranging from the trails, to travel town and also the Old Zoo. The one place at Griffith Park I do not recommend is the Observatory. There is always a crowd there and they have strict rules on using external lighting.

  The Arcadia Arboretum is my most favorite place. People that choose to get an engagement session here I will often extend their time by a little bit because it is so huge here and I love it that much. You do need to pay for entrance fees and a $50 permit fee. I suggest a shoot of 2 hours or longer if you want to have your engagement session done here.

The Arcadia Arboretum is my most favorite place. People that choose to get an engagement session here I will often extend their time by a little bit because it is so huge here and I love it that much. You do need to pay for entrance fees and a $50 permit fee. I suggest a shoot of 2 hours or longer if you want to have your engagement session done here.

  Downtown is always a great spot for great photographs. Many locations in Downtown Los Angeles ask for a permit which vary in cost.

Downtown is always a great spot for great photographs. Many locations in Downtown Los Angeles ask for a permit which vary in cost.

 San Juan Capistrano  is probably a top location for photo shoots. It is often asked for because of just how beautiful it is. There is an extra charge for having an engagement here and there is a permit fee but it is worth it. Just look at all the nice photographs.

San Juan Capistrano is probably a top location for photo shoots. It is often asked for because of just how beautiful it is. There is an extra charge for having an engagement here and there is a permit fee but it is worth it. Just look at all the nice photographs.

  Venice Beach is a great location to get these shots next to the water. You can make it an extra long engagement shoot and have some shots here and at the beach itself. There is a $50.00 travel fee for this location.

Venice Beach is a great location to get these shots next to the water. You can make it an extra long engagement shoot and have some shots here and at the beach itself. There is a $50.00 travel fee for this location.

  Malibu Beaches are beautiful and you can get some amazing shots there but they are also the most difficult to get right. Sand will get everywhere (I think everyone knows that right?) and the wind will be blowing. A nice loose dress looks awesome here and the kahki pants will go well in this setting. I would stick to neutral colors too. There is a $50.00 travel fee for this location.

Malibu Beaches are beautiful and you can get some amazing shots there but they are also the most difficult to get right. Sand will get everywhere (I think everyone knows that right?) and the wind will be blowing. A nice loose dress looks awesome here and the kahki pants will go well in this setting. I would stick to neutral colors too. There is a $50.00 travel fee for this location.

  Wearing shorts at the beach is perfectly okay but I still prefer khaki pants. Neutral colors still look best in this environment. There is a $50.00 travel fee for this location.

Wearing shorts at the beach is perfectly okay but I still prefer khaki pants. Neutral colors still look best in this environment. There is a $50.00 travel fee for this location.

Here is a list of other locations:

  • Descanso Gardens - Permit Fee Applies

  • Griffith Park Old Zoo

  • LACMA Lights - Various restrictions apply to this location.

  • Fern Dell - Griffith Park

  • Pasadena City Hall - Permit Fee Applies

  • Downtown Los Angeles Arts District

  • O'Melveny Park - One of my most favorite places to shoot at.

  • El Matador State Beach - $50 Travel Fee Applies

  • Huntington State Beach - $50 Travel Fee Applies

  • Santa Monica Pier - $50 Travel Fee and Permits Are Needed