30 Beautiful Engagement Photos Locations in Los Angeles and Beyond

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Our Engagement Photo taken by Lulan Photography at Santa Monica Pier

30 Beautiful Engagement Photos Locations in Los Angeles and Beyond

Living in Southern California is amazing because it has so many beautiful places that are perfect as engagement photos locations. I have visited and witnessed the beauty of all of the 30 locations that I am about to mention below. So my hope is that this list is helpful to you as you are choosing a location for your engagement photos. By the way, each location below has a blue link with more information about the place such as directions, hours, and more (all on the location’s official website). Hence, if you click on the location name, it will take you to the website of that location.

   Engagement Photos Locations:

  1. Santa Monica Pier, located in Santa Monica, is the place where my husband and I had our engagement photos taken. Here is a picture from that day taken by Lulan Photography. The reason we chose Santa Monica Pier was because that is where we shared our first kiss. Admission is free but to ride a ferris wheel is not.

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    Our Engagement Photo at Santa Monica Pier taken by Lulan Photography
  2. Malibu Wines, located in Malibu, is a beautiful location that I would definitely recommend if you love wine. Malibu Wines is a special place for my husband and I because that is where he proposed to me and I said yes. 🙂 Admission is free. No parking on site but you can park at their remote location and take a free shuttle from there.

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    This photo was taken by the best man just before my husband proposed to me on the dance floor at Malibu Wines.
  3. Malibu Cafe, located in Malibu, is a great restaurant location with a lake and lots of places for photos. Admission is free but parking varies.

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    We took this photo of the Heart at Malibu Cafe
  4. Paramount Ranch, located in Agoura Hills, is an awesome western style location where a lot of movies and TV shows have been filmed. Most recently, HBO’s Westworld was filmed there. So I recommend it if you like western towns. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking.

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    This is us at Paramount Ranch. Photo taken by Lulan.
  5. Point Dume, located in Malibu, has beautiful views of the ocean and the coast. So you can stay at the top or walk down to the sand. Admission and parking are free.
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    We took this photo at Point Dume in the Summer of 2017.

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  6. Malibu Pier, located in Malibu, has beautiful views of the ocean. Hence, the photographer can take pictures on the pier and off on the sand. Admission is free.

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    I took this photo of Malibu Pier in 2013.
  7. Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, located in Pacific Palisades, has a lake and a lot of beautiful spots to take your photos. Admission and parking are both free. Furthermore, Please note that the website says that personal photos only with no drones, tripods or staged photos.

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    We took this photo of Lake Shrine in 2016.
  8. Getty Villa, located in Pacific Palisades, is a gorgeous museum with plenty of beautiful locations to take photos. Admission is free but you need to get tickets on their website ahead of time. Parking is not free so please check the website for current rates. Furthermore, Please note that the website says that photos are for personal use only and professional ones are not allowed.  

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    We asked one of the visitors to take this photo of us at The Getty Villa in 2016.
  9. Getty Center, located in Los Angeles, is another museum with a lot of beautiful spots for photos. Admission is free but parking is not so please check website for current rates. Furthermore, Please note that the website says that photos are for personal use only and professional ones are not allowed.  

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    I took this photo of The Getty Center in 2012.
  10. Lake Balboa, located in Van Nuys, has a beautiful lake and cherry trees all around. Hence, I would especially recommend photography here during cherry blossoms. Admission and parking are free.
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    I took this photo of Lake Balboa in 2014.

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  11. Griffith Observatory, located in Los Angeles, has a beautiful view of the city and an amazing architecture. Hence, I would highly recommend this location for photos. Admission is free.

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    I took this photo of Griffith Observatory in 2013.
  12. Hollywood Sign is a world famous sign. So the website link will tell you different hiking paths to take and viewpoint locations. In addition, you can check out this place that has a view of the sign – Lake Hollywood Park. Admission is free.

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    I took this photo of the Hollywood Sign in 2015.
  13. Vista Hermosa Park, located in Los Angeles, has an awesome view of Downtown Los Angeles. In addition, it has a cool bench that is perfect for photos. Admission and parking are free.

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    I took this photo of the bench with the view of Downtown Los Angeles at Vista Hermosa Park in 2015.
  14. Walt Disney Concert Hall, located in Downtown Los Angeles, is a beautiful building with such an amazing architecture. Hence, couples usually take photos outside.

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    I took this photo of Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2015.
  15. Urban Light, located in Los Angeles, is a beautiful piece of art architecture that is part of LACMA. To see Urban Light outside is free but LACMA itself has a cost.
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    My husband took this photo of me at Urban Light in 2015 before we were engaged.

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  16. Venice Canals, located in Venice, is a beautiful location with gorgeous views of the water and little bridges. Admission is free.

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    Photo of me at Venice Canals in 2014.
  17. Sunken City, located in San Pedro, is technically not open to public and there are signs for no trespassing but it might open. So go there at your own risk. More information on whether or not it will open is here – LA Curbed post about Sunken City. Admission is free.

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    We asked one of the visitors to take this photo of us at Sunken City in 2016.
  18. Korean Bell of Friendship, located in San Pedro, is really beautiful and has views of the ocean. So I highly recommend it for how beautiful the architecture is and for the views of the ocean. Admission and parking are free.

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    We asked one of the visitors to take this photo of us at Korean Bell of Friendship in 2016.
  19. Point Vicente, located in Rancho Palos Verdes, has beautiful views of the ocean, the coast, and most noteworthy, the lighthouse.

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    We asked one of the visitors to take this photo of us at Point Vicente with a view of the Lighthouse in 2016.
  20. Wayfarers Chapel, located in Rancho Palos Verdes, is the most beautiful chapel made of glass and with views of the ocean. Admission and parking are free.
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    I took this photo of Wayfarers Chapel in 2015.

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  21. Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure park, located in Anaheim, are fun but can get pricy since you would need to not only get tickets for yourself but also for the photographer. Admission and parking fees apply.

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    It is Disneyland time 😉 Took this photo in 2017.
  22. Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Citywalk Hollywood, located in Universal City, are fun but also can get pricy because you need to pay for parking and also admission fee to Universal Studios Hollywood.

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    My husband took this photo of me in 2016 when we were engaged.
  23. Huntington Beach Pier, located in Huntington Beach, is a beautiful place where you can take pictures on the pier, off on the beach, and under the pier. Admission is free.

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    We took this photo of Huntington Beach Pier in 2015.
  24. Newport Beach Pier, located in Newport Beach, is another beautiful pier with the beach and the ocean. Admission is free.

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    We took this photo of Newport Beach Pier in 2015.
  25. Laguna Beach, located in Laguna Beach, is a gorgeous beach location with amazing views of the coast and the ocean. Admission is free.
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    My husband took this photo of me in Laguna Beach in 2015 before we were engaged.

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  26. Gardens of the World, located in Thousand Oaks, is a beautiful location with various gardens where you can have pictures taken but you will need a permit and a reservation. More information is on their website.

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    I took this photo at Gardens of the World in 2013.
  27. Agua Dulce Winery, located in Agua Dulce, is a beautiful winery with cool spots for photos and definitely nice for wine lovers. Admission is free but there are fees for wine tasting.

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    My husband took this photo of me at Agua Dulce Winery in 2017.
  28. Catalina Island is beautiful but can get pricy to get to since you will need to pay a fee to get there via a ferry.

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    I took this photo on Catalina Island in 2014.
  29. Stearns Wharf, located in Santa Barbara, is the oldest pier and it’s really beautiful. Admission is free.

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    We took this photo of Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara in 2015.
  30. Solvang is a Danish village so cute you will want to visit for sure. It is not far from Santa Barbara.

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    My husband took this photo of me in Solvang in 2015 before we were engaged or married.

In Conclusion:

Because I have personally visited all 30 of the above mentioned location, I can honestly say that you cannot go wrong with any one of those locations. The reason is that each location is truly a beautiful choice for your engagement photos.

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