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.

Palos Verdes / Santa Monica

Malaga Cove

Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Note:  There are Malaga Cove Plaza which is an old rustic Spanish Renaissance building. and Public Library which is a little rustic library near Malaga Cove and it has very scenic coastline view.

Restriction / Permit / Travel Fee: None

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Abalone Cove

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Note:  Abalone cove is located by the ocean and features 2 beaches (Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove), tidepools, bluff top viewing areas.

Restriction:  Public parking closes at 4pm. There are very limited street parking spots and about one mile walking to the Abalone Cove.

Permit / Travel Fee: None

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Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, CA

Note:  Santa Monica is an iconic location as a landmark that is over 100 years old. We can shoot under the pier and on the sand as well.

Restriction / Permit: None

Travel Fee: $50 travel fee required

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Venice Canal

Venice, CA

Note:  Venice Canal is know for its man-made canals built in 1905. The and beautiful houses can be colorful backdrops on your images.

Restriction / Permit: None

Travel Fee: $50 travel fee required

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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