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George Street's Top 10 Engagement Session Locations in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a city that is home to beautiful people and beautiful places. Engaged couples in L.A. won't suffer from a shortage of options for places to take their engagement photography. In order to help alleviate information overload, we've rounded up some of our favorite spots in and around L.A. For those looking for a natural setting, you'll find options as varied as the California landscape. Enjoy lush, wooded paths and sweeping hills at the Griffith Observatory. Go nautical at Marina Del Rey. Embrace those dessert vibes with an ocean view at Terranea Resort. Looking for something with more hustle and bustle? We've got those covered too. From Venice Beach to Pasadena City Hall, there's something for everyone.



Secluded from the hustle and bustle of the main drag of Venice Beach, you'll find the Venice Canals Walkway. This charming escape is a romantic and whimsical location to capture the perfect photos. As you cross along the lovely bridges and wander down the paths, you'll find the area punctuated by stunning landscaping. There's a wide variety of architectural styles -- from Moorish to Romantic. The vibrant colors used on the buildings and in gardening make Venice Beach a vibrant backdrop for couples looking for something unique.



The San Gabriel Mission is a lovely California landmark with origins in the 18th century. The Mission is unique from other missions in California because of its Moorish elements, like capped windows and buttresses. The San Gabriel Mission is just a 45-minute drive from LA, making it a convenient getaway. This stunning backdrop is surrounded by a lush green lawn and towering palm trees, offering you plenty of scenic variety.



Venice Beach is one of the most iconic locations in all of Los Angeles because of its unwavering vibrancy. The eclectic nature of Venice Beach allows visitors a wide variety of choices when it comes to backdrops. You can lounge in the sand on the beach, stroll along the boardwalk, or find a secluded spot for the perfect photo op. With a plethora of shops and restaurants, there are plenty of places for you to stop for a bite to eat and get some candid shots. The best part is that at Venice Beach, there will always be something to surprise and delight you.



Balboa Pier is one of those L.A. locations that feels undiscovered and yet, completely recognizable. Located in Newport Beach, the pier is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. You can stroll along the pier and enjoy the expansive view of the Pacific Ocean. For something truly unique, try strolling along the beach in the sand underneath the pier. You'll be amazed at the view with the sand along the shore with the pillars of the pier towering in the background. This casual spot is just romantic as it is understated cool.



Terranea Resort is the perfect spot for bohemian couples. This dessert beauty is a stunning location for breezy, romantic photos. You'll be surrounded by gorgeous scenery, marvelous architecture, and of course, the beauty of nature. Terranea is situated on 102 acres of oceanfront property. It really is the best of both worlds with its dusty desert vibes, framed by an expansive ocean view. You'll also find gorgeous ivy-covered walls and splendid Spanish tiling because, at Terranea Resort, you get a little bit of everything.



Malibu feels like an escape from Los Angeles, while still keeping you close to the action. It's also a great place to go for L.A. engagement photography. And if you're going to Malibu, the best spot for engagement photography is Point Dume State Beach. The beach is home to cliffs, rocky dunes, and expansive beach access, giving you a wide variety of those elements that bring California cool to the natural landscape. It's a spot that feels secluded, private, and it's sure to make for memorable engagement photography.



Maybe your love makes you feel like you've reached the highest point of human connection. If so, the perfect place for you to celebrate is at Mount Baldy, the highest point in Los Angeles. Do you dream of having the most breathtaking view available? Easy peasy. Just take the ski lift to the top of the mountain for an engagement photography setting that you thought was only possible in your wildest dreams. Bonus: there are a variety of vantage points on Mount Baldy, allowing you to get the absolute perfect backdrop.



In Los Angeles, so much is bling, which is what makes the understated elegance of Pasadena City Hall such an awe-inspiring location for engagement photography. The architecture of Pasadena City Hall was designed with a Renaissance influence, so you'll see plenty of old-world touches around this landmark. Gorgeous fountains and stonework will highlight you and your partner at your best. Pasadena City Hall is a truly spectacular setting for your L.A. engagement photography.



California is a coastal state, so you'll find ample opportunity for coastal engagement photography. For couples looking for nautical flair in their engagement photography, Marina Del Rey is the place to be. Marina Del Rey has been dubbed Los Angeles' premiere waterfront playground, and you'll see why as soon as you visit. The Marina, itself, is the world's largest man-made, small craft harbor. That means there is a labyrinth of docks where you and your fianceé can walk hand in hand as your engagement photographer captures the magic.



Griffith Observatory is an iconic Los Angeles spot. It's been featured in countless movies, from Rebel Without a Cause to La La Land. The observatory, which is flanked by an expansive park, is one of the best spots to take a photo in front of the Hollywood sign, so you'll probably see some tourists snapping their perfect Instagram pick. Less trafficked areas can make sensational backdrops for engagement photography. The observatory boasts sweeping views of LA, given that it's located at a whopping 1,134 feet above sea level. The views are spectacular, and the architecture of the observatory is superb.

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