Los Angeles Engagement Photography Guide

This post is to inform you of your options for  Los Angeles engagement photography.  Including the best locations in Los Angeles.  How to prepare for your engagement session. What to wear. And how to choose a photographer.

Best Los Angeles Engagement Photography Locations

You know how large LA is. It can be overwhelming trying to figure out which location is right for your engagement session. Below are some tips on how to narrow your choices down. These are just some of our favorite photography locations.  Many couples have a special spot in mind. A first date, where they got engaged, their house, or a favorite location.  Keep in mind what type of look you are going for. Casual, sophisticated, urban, natural. Once you decide on this we can suggest options for you.

  • Walt Disney Concert Hall:
    • Sophisticated look
    • No permit required
    • Parking available on the street or in a nearby parking structure
    • Great for getting dressed up
    • Modern architecture used in the backdrop
  • Venice Beach
    • Natural and Urban vibe combined
    • Combine Venice Canals with Abbott and Kinney st. for multiple looks
    • Santa Monica pier is nearby for more beach fun.
  • More of our favorite engagement locations here.
  • Downtown LA:
    • Classy and sophisticated
    • No permit required
    • Parking available on the street or in a nearby parking structure
    • Get dressed up for a sophisticated look or casual nice
    • Urban setting diverse backdrops
    • Chinatown

Don’t skip out on your engagement session

Here are some reasons you should not skip your engagement session. We make it fun and relaxing so you love your portraits.

  • Best way to get to know your photographer before the wedding
  • Prepares you for your wedding photos
  • More comfortable in front of the camera
  • You will see how great you look in photos and won’t be able to say  you are not photogenic
  • Engagement photos highlight this special time in your life
  • Make perfect parent/grandparent gifts
  • Most used for guest sign-in books/or matted portrait

How to prepare for engagement photos

  • Choose location
  • Determine your style
  • Refer to our complimentary style guide when choosing outfits
  • Get hair and makeup done by your wedding stylist. This can double as a trial for your wedding day
  • Decide on what you will be using photos for

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Do you have a fur baby that you want in your photos? No problem.
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Sometimes we just have to think outside the box.
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When you relax and have fun during your session your portraits will show it.
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Sometimes fun locations can be right in your front yard. Literally.
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I had such a great time photographing this couple at their home near Dodger Stadium.

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