Engagement photos are a great way to announce your engagement to your loved ones or to use in a save-the-date mailer. Since Los Angeles is so vast, it offers many great locations to take your engagement photos. From beautiful parks to sandy beaches to modern architecture  – the list of locations are endless.

These are six places that you should consider for your upcoming engagement shoot in Los Angeles:

griffith park signature banquet hallGriffith Observatory

This is not just a popular tourist attraction, but also a great place to take photos. Engagement photos taken at Griffith Observatory will offer couples a unique opportunity to include one of L.A.’s most recognizable landmarks and also the gorgeous views of LA’s skyline. Photos at Griffith Park can be taken during the day or night. Daytime photographs are impressive on a clear day, and nighttime photos provide a shimmering skyline. Learn more at www.griffithobs.org. 

LACMA signature banquet hallUrban Lights/LACMA

Couples looking for an artistic flare to their engagement photos should consider the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA). Located on Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile area, LACMA boasts plenty of beautiful spots for photography throughout the grounds of the museum. Their Urban Lights outdoor display is beyond perfect for both daytime and nighttime photography sessions. Unfortunately though, personal photography is only allowed inside the galleries. For more information, visit www.lacma.org. 

walt disney hall signature banquet hallWalt Disney Concert Hall

The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located in Downtown Los Angeles. Its distinctive architecture, which was designed by acclaimed architect Frank Gehry and first opened in 2003, sets a wonderful backdrop for engagement photos. Photos taken at this Hall can run the gamut from playful and happy, to sophisticated and modern. Photos taken during the day are exceptionally nice due to the reflective exterior of the Hall. Find out more at www.laphil.com. 

arboretum signature banquet hallArboretum and Botanic Garden

The 127-acre arboretum, botanical garden and historical site is located east of Los Angeles in Arcadia. It boasts beauty, historic buildings, plants and trees from all over the world. One of the popular spots within the Arboretum and Botanic Garden is the Meyberg Waterfall and its nearby streams, tropical plants, and lush foliage. This is a very idyllic spot for engagement photos that you will always remember and cherish for the rest of your life.
Learn more at www.arboretum.org. 

Union Station Signature Banquet HallUnion Station

Another wonderful LA location is Union Station, the largest passenger train terminal in the Western United States. The station was built in the 1930s, this special California historic and cultural monument has been one of the top spots for engagement shoots for couples for many years. It still is! Enclosed gorgeous garden patios, unique terra cotta tile floors, and century-old furniture adds a historic twist to your engagement photos. Union Station truly is a unique and beautiful location to take your engagement shoot photos. Visit their website for more information www.amtrak.com. 

santa monica pier signature banquet hallSanta Monica Pier

Santa Monica is one of the most popular beaches in the United States. With its stunning ocean sand, beautiful sunsets, wooden pier, and colorful amusement rides makes Santa Monica Pier a really fun spot for engagement shoot photos. Couples can also dip their feet in the water, walk the pier or take a ride to the top of the Ferris Wheel for gorgeous photos. Of course, sunset time at the Pier is the ultimate scenic location. Find out more by visiting santamonicapier.org. 

These are just a few of LA’s most beautiful locations for engagement photography. There truly are many others to choose from. After all, Los Angeles is one of the most grand cities in the nation!