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Laguna Beach Ca

Laguna Beach Photographer

Laguna Beach is one of my favorite towns for photography. I love photographing couples in and around this coastal city. Located between Newport Beach and Dana Point this stretch of beach is diverse with cliffs, tide pools, and long stretches of sandy beaches. Also home to Divers Cove where scuba divers look for lobster and Garibaldi.

If you are looking for an experienced Orange County photographer contact us today.

I have put together our top 10 outdoor family portrait locations in Orange County. This guide helps our clients select their family photo locations. We take the guesswork out of your decision to make the process simple and easy.

Laguna Beach Photographer




Book your free call today. Use the link below to schedule a quick call so that I can learn more about you, answer all of your questions, and help you start planning your photo session.


Enjoy your session

Relax!  I will guide you through the process so you feel and look your best, including posing, facial expression, and expert guidance throughout our time together. 


Choose your photos

Together we select the images that make you feel confident & likable and then I deliver your digital photos in 1-3 days.

My Favorite Laguna Beach Photoshoot Locations


 If you're looking for a location for a great  Laguna Beach photo shoot, consider the following spots:

  1. Crystal Cove State Park: This location offers a variety of backdrops for family photos, including a rustic beach cottage, tide pools, and miles of pristine coastline. It's a unique and beautiful location that's perfect for capturing family memories.

  2. Heisler Park: This oceanfront park offers stunning panoramic views of the coastline, with lush gardens and art installations that make for a picturesque backdrop. It's a great spot for a family portrait, wedding, and engagement photo that combines nature and art.

  3. Shaws Cove: This secluded beach offers, an expansive sandy beach, crystal-clear water, and tide pools, a classic location for family photos or an engagement session in Laguna Beach. It's a great spot for capturing fun and playful family moments.

  4. Montage Resort: Photos on the bluff overlooking Treasure Island Beach, or walking down to the water taking This location is great for families looking for a more adventurous and natural backdrop. With its sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, rugged canyons, and wildflowers, it's perfect for a family portrait that showcases the beauty of Laguna Beach's natural landscape.

  5. Victoria Beach: This secluded beach is home to a unique landmark, a 60-foot tower known as the "Pirate Tower." It's a great spot for a family portrait that combines a beachy vibe with a touch of whimsy and adventure.


Below you will find our TOP 4 recommendations in Laguna Beach for restaurants, hotels, and things to do. 

What are the best places to eat and drink in Laguna Beach?

  1. Nick's Laguna Beach 
  2. The Deck
  3. Splashes Restaurant
  4. Sky Loft 

Top hotels in Laguna Beach

  1. The Inn at Laguna Beach 
  2. Surf And Sand Resort
  3. Laguna Beach House
  4. Pacific Edge Hotel

What ar the best things to do in Laguna Beach

  1. Laguna Art Museum
  2. Main Beach
  3. Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters
  4. Heisler Park

Laguna Beach Engagement Photos

The beaches here are some of Southern California's most romantic locations. It's no wonder couples love taking portraits along the coast. Hiring a photographer for your engagement session has many benefits. One is we can arrange for your Laguna Beach photography permit to take photos on the beach. Yes, you need a city permit or there is a hefty fine. Don't let that scare you, we are here to help. In addition to arranging the details, we will also help you choose the perfect beach with the most scenic background. Get the best engagement photos Laguna Beach has to offer with the right photographer. 


Laguna Beach Family Photographers

I consider myself a Laguna Beach Family Photographer for many reasons. One is that I have been working in this beautiful city for over 19 years. I am familiar with all the rules and regulations. This is important to know to have the best outcome for your Laguna photography session. In addition, I know all the top portrait locations around town.


Laguna Beach Courthouse Wedding 

Laguna Beach City Hall is perfect for an intimate civil ceremony. Exchange vows outside the city hall historic building and then head over to the beach just 5 minutes away for a romantic photo session. Get all the details on how to plan a Laguna Beach courthouse wedding on our blog.

Couples looking for engagement photos in Laguna Beach have come to the right site. In addition to engagement photography be sure to see why couples choose Christopher Todd Studios. Wedding photographers in Laguna Beach are in high demand, be sure to review portfolios before choosing your photographer. 

What is Laguna Beach known for

Sunsets in Laguna Beach are stunning all year round due to its Mediterranean climate. Take a stroll through the many art galleries on Pacific Coast Highway. You will find local artists displaying all types of unique paintings and sculptures. Did you know Laguna Beach is home to the Sawdust Festival and Pageant of the Masters. Both are worth checking out.

  • A seaside resort in Orange County
  • The coastline is 7 miles long
  • 27 beaches and coves
  • Although it's a small community 6 million tourists visit each year
  • Hippies once flocked here
  • Now Laguna Beach is home to arts, music, and culture

Real Client Reviews

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Samantha & John-David

"Chris has a gift when it comes to capturing emotions and it really shows in the photos.  He is absolutely worth the money and will capture your day unlike anyone else."

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Sam Dillencourt

"I hired Chris for some headshots and he was great to work with. The photos came out looking fantastic. I very highly recommend him."


Thuy-Xuan Nguyen-Chao

"Chris was very professional and considerate. We look forward to doing business with him again.."

Hi, I'm Christopher Todd Your Laguna Beach Photographer

I've been photographing people all over Laguna Beach for more than 15 years. If your searching for a great photographer for a wedding proposal, family portraits, or want to capture some great portraits while on your vacation. I'd love to help you with all the make or break details like best photo locations, time of day, and Laguna photo permits so you can have some incredible photographs.

Inquire today to see if I am available to photograph you. Or call to schedule your next portrait session. I am confident you will be pleased with my professionalism, courtesy, and business ethics.

A couple of quick things about me personally. I was born and raised in Orange County. I currently live with my family near Huntington Beach where I love to surf. I am passionate about art, traveling, and of course photography.

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