Best places to take pictures in Los Angeles

Best places to take pictures in Los Angeles

"Where do I take pictures in Los Angeles?"

That is the question I hear all the time and the great news is you can take your pictures in tons of fantastic places. You can use these paces for some of the following occasions.

  • Engagement Photos

  • Anniversary Photos

  • Proposal Photos

  • Wedding Photos

  • Valentine's Photos

  • Birthday Photos

  • Children Photos

  • Family Photos

  • Pet Photos

  • And so much more


Here is a list of places you could go.  Remember if you need a pro behind the camera give me a call at 626-788-9675.

(626) 395-6811
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125

Fun fact, The guys from the show BigBang Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard all work at Caltech. You can find ton’s of areas to take pictures here. They have a beautiful property.  For a couple with a photographer you should be fine but if you have lots of gear or you have a group you may need a permit.

Union Station
(213) 683-6729
800 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Union station serves almost 110,000 passengers a day. It is a busy area but there are some great spots here. If you come with pro gear, security will be quick to ask you to leave. You may have to be discrete.

Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Pier has so much to offer, besides taken photo's on the pier there is a small carnival area, stores, restaurants and walk off to enjoy the beach. Venice beach is a short drive and has many hip places to go if you are looking for an urban look with interesting people. The original Muscle Beach used to be located just south of the Santa Monica Pier. From the 1930s to the end of the 1950s, when people were talking about Muscle Beach, they were talking about the one in Santa Monica.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
(323) 850-2000
111 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Walt Disney concert hall The outside walls are covered in 6,500 stainless steel panels, no two of which are the same shape or size and There are 366 steps around the exterior, photo’s and a workout?

Exposition Park Rose Garden
701 state drive
Los Angeles CA 90037

From 1871 to 1911, the site of the rose garden was part of the city's Agricultural Park. The rose garden area was then used for horse, camel, dog, and later automobile racing; it also reportedly housed the city's longest bar and one of its most stylish brothels :0

Urban Lights/LACMA
(323) 857-6000
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Urban Light installation off of Wilshire Blvd consists of 202 restored street lamps from the 1920s and 1930s. Most of them once lit the streets of Southern California. Besides the Urban Lights installation you can walk around and explore some great spots. Be aware no tripod's are allowed and a security guard will be quick to ask you to pick it up if you put one down.

Griffith Observatory
(213) 473-0800
2800 E Observatory Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

The observatory opened in May of 1935 and logged more than 13,000 in the first 5 days it was open. Its still pretty busy so a mid week visit would work best.

Colorado Bridge
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The Colorado Street Bridge was designed and built in 1913. The structure carries Colorado Boulevard (then called "Colorado Street") connecting Pasadena with Eagle Rock and Glendale to the west. It spans 1,486 feet.

Los Angeles County Arboretum
(626) 821-3222
301 N Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007

The arboretum is widely reported to be haunted. Some have claimed to see the ghost of Lucky Baldwin or one of his wives. On a lighter side the race track is across the street and if you're into the races, why not?