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Los Angeles is a wide and diverse city with all kinds of backdrops and locations for photography—and when it comes to engagement photos, couples have their pick of everything from thriving, colorful gardens to the classic vintage atmosphere of Union Station. No matter what your personalities are, Los Angeles certainly has the perfect setting for your engagement photos. Take a look at our list below for some great ideas!

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Venice Canals

 Venice Beach is a busy, bustling area with lots of people. But just nearby, away from all that business, are the Venice Canals—literal canals that are surrounded by beautiful bridges, pops of floral color, and scenery that provides a truly beautiful backdrop for engagement photos.  Christina Sanchez Photography

lacma-engagement-photographyUrban Light

For dramatic and artistic engagement photos, consider a photo session at this large-scale installation that sits at the entrance of LACMA. Since 2008, this Los Angeles favorite has been used in movies, TV, and countless photo shoots. It may just be perfect for yours! Melvin Gilbert Photography

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Solstice Canyon

 With century-old structures and a year-round crashing waterfall, Solstice Canyon in Malibu is bursting with serene natural beauty and color. This area has many opportunity for amazing engagement photos—just be aware that you may have to walk a bit to reach them.  One Love Photo

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Union Station

Union Station in downtown Los Angeles is stunningly classic. Just being inside feels as if you’re in another time, and that will translate to your photos. Built in the 1930s, this still-working train station features terra cotta tile flooring, antique furniture, and garden patios. Alis Mzl Photography

arboretum-los-angeles-wedding-photographyArboretum & Botanic Garden

For engagement photos that are unique and exotic, the LA Arboretum offers breathtaking plants from all over the world. The 127-acre features a gorgeous pond, a fountain, the Queen Anne Cottage, and much more. It’s also been the filming location for many productions. Lin and Jirsa Photography 

engagement photos san juan capistrano missionMission San Juan Capistrano

This is your spot if you’re looking for a romantic setting that feels like it came straight out of a movie. This American Colonial-style mission was originally built in Orange County in 1776, and features not only the historic mission buildings, but incredible gardens as well. Melvin Gilbert Photography

engagement photography at paramount ranchParamount Ranch

Purchased by Paramount Pictures in the 1920s, this location in Agoura Hills has been used in hundreds of productions. Because of its vast amount of land, rustic-feeling wooden structures, and unique feel, it’s a popular choice for couples to take their engagement photos. Naomi Chokr Photography

Arlington Garden

Featuring sunny orange groves, a vernal pool, pathways, dazzling flowers, stairways, and even a stone labyrinth, Arlington Garden is the only public garden in Pasadena. It also happens to be free to take photos. Judy Tran Photography

engagement photography balboa park caBalboa Park

With extraordinary and diverse gardens, Balboa Park in San Diego offers couples a lot of options for engagement photos. There’s everything from roses to cacti. This is another public area that does not charge a fee for photos, except for the Japanese Friendship Garden that is on-site. LEAF Wedding Photography

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The historic and picturesque Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino are a longtime favorite for photography. There are many different and widely-varied gardens, as well as a Mediterranean Revival-style library building built in the 1920s. Christine Chang Photography

Remember, your engagement photos are just the beginning. When planning a wedding, you’ll want professional advice from industry experts. At Signature Banquet Hall, we’re more than just a wedding venue in Los Angeles. We’re experienced wedding planners who can help you with every question and concern you may have. If you’re looking for not only a beautiful wedding venue, but also wedding plan professionals with superior customer service, you’ve found us. Contact us today to ask about our pricing and availability.