Here in Southern California we pay premium prices for location, location, location! So we set out to find the best location for you to take your engagement photos. There are so many places to choose from, but we were able to narrow it down to 15 locations that we thought our readers would enjoy the most.

Your engagement photo shoot is your opportunity to showcase your interests and what type of couple you are. So make sure you choose a location that suits both of your personalities. If you’re not bookworms, I would stray away from the Last Book Store. You want a location to be able to tell a story. If you met at school, I would definitely take advantage of having your photo shoot at your school since there is sentiment to the location. If you’re not in the mood to make trek all over town to find the right location, I would suggest your local park. Remember, the camera will be focusing on the couple — so if the love and happiness is there, it will shine through in the photo making it a spectacular photo regardless of where you are.

A nice background does help set that mood though. So, take a look at our list below and tells us which location suits you best!


1. Walt Disney Concert Hall


Photographer: Melvin Gilbert

2. Griffith Park

griffith observatory

Photographer: Melvin Gilbert

3. Your School



Photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography

5. The Last Bookstore (Downtown Los Angeles)


Photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography

6. The Beach (Santa Monica Beach or Laguna Beach)


Photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography

7. Laguna Beach

laguna beach

Photographer: TTT Photography



Photographer: Band G Photography

9. Downtown Los Angeles

charles and jaz 2

Photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography

10. Disneyland


Photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography

11. Balboa Park

balboa park

Photographer: BCR Photography

12. Union Station

union station

Photographer: Ning Wong

13. Hills of Malibu


Photographer: Matt Edge Photography

14. Marian Bear Park (San Diego)

marian bear park

Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography

15. LA Arboretum


Photographer: Judy & Gavin Photography

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