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LOS ANGELES WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | ORANGE COUNTY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
 

Los Angeles Engagement Locations

Much like Orange County, Los Angeles has many diverse backgrounds to offer for your engagement session. The highlight is the beautiful skyline of Los Angeles as well as unique art structures like LACMA and stylish hotels like the Viceroy. Here are a few of our favorite locations.

As you view the locations below, notice that we have indicated a traffic/crowd ratings of low, medium and high. Here’s what they mean:
Low*:  Low traffic areas a great because we have the freedom use any area at any time without having to wait for crowds to clear. Some clients also feel much more comfortable in these locations without onlookers.
Medium**: Medium traffic areas can sometimes be busy depending on the weather and day of the week. If it happens to be busy, we may get fewer shots because we have to wait for certain spots to open up.
High***: Shooting here can be a challenge because of the many tourists and photographers utilizing the same space. As a high traffic location, expect fewer photos because of longer wait times for clear shots.

Note –  There is a $100 travel fee for all LA engagement sessions as we are based out of Orange County.  This helps

Downtown Los Angeles

LA Library, Angel Flight, Disney Concert Hall and Olvera street are great locations to hit on while shooting in downtown LA. 


Best time to visit: Anytime of the year but expect more people in the summer months
Optional 2nd Location: Disney Concert Hall
Sample: Example 1
Permit Fees: None
Travel Fees: $100*
Traffic/Crowds:  High***

Los Angeles Arboretum

Diverse, beautiful landscapes make LA Arboretum engagement sessions unique. From bamboo forests to waterfalls to even African-like landscapes, this place is a photographer’s playground.


Best time to visit:Anytime of the year, but expect more people in the summer months.
Optional 2nd Locations: Typically this location provides for enough variety in settings that we do not move to a second location.
Example: Click Here
Permit Fees: $50 at the door & $9/person admissions fee
Travel Fees: $100*
Traffic/Crowds: Medium**
Note: Clients will be responsible for paying the admissions fee for the photographer and the assistant. Also, the Arboretum’s door closes at 4:30PM but we are allowed to stay until 5PM so please plan your session accordingly.

Griffith Observatory (and Park)


Best time to visit: All Year 
Optional 2nd Location: The combination of the nearby hiking trails as well as the observatory itself make leaving for a second location unnecessary.
Sample: Example 1, Example 2, Example 3
Permit Fees: None
Travel Fees: $100*
Traffic/Crowds: Medium**

Santa Monica (Pier and/or 3rd Street)

A free permit is required (Call a few days in advance to shoot on the pier). This is the best beach to shoot at in LA, located next to the Santa Monica Pier. 3rd street promenade is within walking distance and is a great location for night shots. 


Best time to visit:Anytime of the year, but expect more people in the summer months.
Optional 2nd Locations: 3rd Street Promenade, Viceroy
Sample: Click Here
Permit Fees: Permit Required but Free
Travel Fees: $100*
Traffic/Crowds: High***

Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica


Best time to visit: All Year
Optional 2nd Location: 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier (Beach)
Sample: Example 1, Example 2, Example 3
Permit Fees: $500
Travel Fees: $100*
Traffic/Crowds: Medium**

Palos Verdes (All)

Malaga Cove Plaza, Palos Verdes Library, Abalone Cove. Palos Verdes is a pretty hillside town with several of historic spots. Malaga Cove is an old world Spanish style shopping center. The Library is just behind the shopping center and we can end the session at Abalone Cove or on the hill side.


Best time to visit:Anytime of the year, but expect more people in the summer months.
Optional 2nd Locations: Malaga Cove, Rats Beach, Abalone Cove
Sample: Click Here
Permit Fees: None
Travel Fees: $100*
Traffic/Crowds: Medium**

The Last Bookstore (Los Angeles)


Best time to visit: All Year
Optional 2nd locations: Downtown Los Angeles
Sample: Click Here
Permit Fees: $50
Travel Fees: $100*
Traffic/Crowds: High***

Union Station


Best time to visit: All Year
Optional 2nd locations: Downtown Los Angeles
Sample: Click Here
Permit Fees: None
Travel Fees: $100*
Traffic/Crowds: High***

Long Beach


Best time to visit: All Year
Optional 2nd locations: Downtown Los Angeles, Seal Beach
Sample: Example 1
Permit Fees: None
Travel Fees: $100*
Traffic/Crowds: Medium**

LACMA

Best time to visit: All Year
Optional 2nd Location:
Sample: Example 1
Permit Fees: None
Travel Fees: $100*
Traffic/Crowds: High***

Orange County Locations

This page is focused on Los Angeles County locations. For Orange County, Click Here.

Other Common Requests for LA

Bradbury Building – Unavailable for engagement shoots.
Millenium Biltmore – $1,500 for One Hour Contact- Executive Office at 213-624-1011
Viceroy – Contact- Jennifer at 1 310 260 7500
SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA–  Contact: Emily Bernstein [email protected]  (310) 247-0400

 

Wedding Resources & Advice

TIPS AND ADVICE FOR YOUR LOS ANGELES OR ORANGE COUNTRY WEDDING DAY

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