BRIDES Southern California: The Best Locations for Engagement Photos in Los Angeles

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Point Dume Beach LA Engagement Photos

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Between its verdant allure, coastal panoramas, and cultural landmarks, Los Angeles is an excllent locale for any sort of artistic endeavor. From Hollywood to Venice Beach, the region offers some of the world's most vivid vistas for a theatrical photo shoot. Couples searching for the ultimate setting for engagement photos need look no further than the Los Angeles city limits, where tree-laden trails and modernist art museums are all within driving distance. Lauded Los Angeles photographer, Jay Lawrence Goldman, offers his hints on the region's best backdrops for beautiful engagement photos.

Point Dume Beach (Above)
Malibu's breathtakingly beautiful Point Dume Beach is dramatic in the first degree, thanks to its soaring cliffs and crashing waves. Goldman points out that the location's natural, untamed beauty is a perfect fit for a romantic photography session.

Union Station LA Engagement Photos

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Union Station
Angelenos may find the West Coast answer to Grand Central's ornate, modernist appeal at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Elegantly tiled floors and vaulted mahogany ceilings lend the station the warm aesthetic of bygone eras for movement-suffused engagement images. Read real brides' reviews here!

Santa Monica Pier
Goldman suggests that couples seeking a youthful and quirky stage on which to set their engagement photos look into Santa Monica Pier. The Pier's fanciful ferris wheel, beachside location, and infinite array of activities make for a completely customizable shoot location.

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El Matador Beach LA Engagement Photos

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El Matador Beach
Couples seeking rougher terrain with a wild edge will meet their match in Malibu's El Matador Beach. Craggy rock formations and sand beaches as far as the eye can see lend rugged allure to the venue for duos craving backcountry beauty.

The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art
Artistically minded couples will fall head over heels for the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art, centrally located on Wilshire Boulevard in the midst of Miracle Mile. LACMA offers an unparalleled collection of artworks and a unique setting for culturally relevant engagement photos.

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