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.     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.

2.     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.


Pasadena City Hall

Note:  Pasadena City Hall is a well known place in Pasadena and features stunning architecture.

Restriction / Permit / Travel Fee: None

Arlington Garden

Pasadena, CA

Note:  It’s a small, but well kept and peaceful garden.

Permit: $100 per hour fee required

Restriction / Travel Fee:  None

Los Angeles County Arboretum

Arcadia, CA

Note:  The LA Arboretum has 127 acres, botanical garden. There are a fond, cottage, barn, bamboo and many different collections.

Permit: $50 Photo Permit + $9 per person

Restriction / Travel Fee:  None

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Your Own Idea

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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