4 Location Ideas for Your Los Angeles Engagement Session

August 16, 2021


Are you getting engaged?

If you’re in the Los Angeles area or looking to have your photos done in the SoCal area, check out these 4 spots for ideas! The locations listed below have shown to be some of the best spots in the Los Angeles area for engagement photos.

  1. Pasadena City Hall

Creative, elegant, and clean.

City Hall provides a variety of different looks for couples. The architecture makes for a clean and elegant backdrop. The location provides both indoor and outdoor spots for photos. From grand staircases to beautiful greenery on the outdoor terrace. City Hall will make for classy, romantic engagement photos with Southern California charm. The white archways make for a clean look. Engaged couples can also use the nearby downtown areas for a fun, urban look for their photos.

Pasadena City Hall Engagement Session

Pasadena Engagement Session

Pasadena City Hall Outdoor Terrace

2. El Matador Beach, Malibu

Dreamy, dynamic, romantic.

Want to have an engagement session on the beach? Malibu is a popular spot for a proposal or engagement photoshoot. However, don’t just pick any beach. El Matador Beach provides cliffs overlooking the ocean for you and your loved one to take dreamy photos on. Because of the dynamic range of El Matador, couples can achieve a variety of looks. For extra photos, couples can drive 15 minutes up the road to Malibu Canyon. Schedule your session for an hour or two before sunset for photos one can only dream about!

El Matador Malibu Engagement Session

Malibu Engagement Session Ideas

Malibu Engagement Session

3. Redondo Beach (South Bay)

Moody, Serene, Relaxed.

Another great spot for engagement photos on the beach. Live in the South Bay? Consider Redondo Beach for your session! Utilize the rocks nearby the pier for a moody, relaxed look with your loved one. Then take a stroll on the pier to create a fun, light-hearted feel to your photos. This couple woke up early to do a sunrise session and it was so worth it! Even on a gloomy day, the moodiness of the photos will create an intimate, romantic look. Check out the greenbelt right by Hermosa Beach for another beautiful look!

Redondo Beach Engagement Session

Redondo Beach Engagement Session

South bay engagement Session

Redondo Beach Pier

4. Greystone Mansion

Whimsical, Graceful, Refined.

The Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills is a popular location for filming and photography for a reason. If you’re going for a high-end, refined look for your engagement photos this is the location your should choose. Lined with rows of trees, large glass windows, and a garden primed for photos, the Greystone Mansion will make for the perfect engagement session location.

These are just a few popular spots of the plenty of picturesque locations Los Angeles has to offer. For more ideas and tips for your engagement session feel free to get in touch with us here at Captivate Artistry by inquiring on our website.


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