There are too many locations in Southern California and it’s not easy to choose for your own locations. I’d like to share my tips for selecting yours.

1. Due to Woolsey fire in Malibu, roads and places are closed. Please avoid all the locations in Malibu at this moment and I will update this page after it’s recovered from damaged or destroyed structures.

2. Less travel and spend more time on a location

The given time from your contact includes with transit time between locations, so if you spend time in transit, you would get less pictures as a result. Even if it’s still a short distance, still needs looking for a parking spot and walking to the point where we shoot.

3. Private location is better than a crowd of people

If you consider shooting at popular locations such as Griffith Observatory, Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive, popular streets etc., please keep in mind that we have to wait until backgrounds to clear, so no strange people on your images which are impossible in certain situations. Also, another reason is taking engagement picture is to show your emotions in front of my camera, but in a crowded public places it’s not easy to express naturally.

Malibu

Mountain
Malibu, CA
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Note:  Trees and green fields with yellow wild flowers during spring time. If you loves nature engagement, this would be a great spot.

Restriction:  No fireworks.

Permit: None

Travel Fee: $100 travel fee required

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Malibu Creek State Park / Peter Strauss Ranch
Agoura Hills, CA
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Note:  Malibu Creek State Park is a popular location who love a nature themed and it has grassy fields, wide open spaces, and rustic wood.

Restriction:  No fireworks.

Permit: $175 National Park Service Permit

Travel Fee: $100 travel fee required

Example Gallery(Malibu Creek State Park)

Example Gallery(Perter Strauss Ranch)

Leo Carrillo State Park
Malibu, CA
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Note:  Leo Carrillo State Park has rocky formation cliffs and yellow flower fields near the tower. People who prefer shooting at a beach, but do not want to walk on the water.

Restriction:  Very Windy

Permit: None

Travel Fee: $100 travel fee required

El Matador State Beach
Malibu, CA
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Note:  It’s very popular location for filming and has a breathtaking view from the cliff. Big rocks and walking on the sand makes you romantic mood.

Restriction:  It can be crowded during school break seasons.

Permit:  None

Travel Fee: $100 travel fee required

Your Own Idea
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Note:  It can be your place or whatever a location you’d like to go. I am willing to travel to

Travel Fee: It may be applied with travel fees and accommodations. Please ask us for more details.

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