Engagement sessions are a great opportunity to celebrate this unique phase of life. It’s great to practice before the wedding day! For us, we want the portrait process to be as synergistic as possible, and so having some time to work on posing together as well as get a feel for your taste before the big day is essential to the process. You learn to trust us. Trust is so essential to our relationships with our clients and when our clients see that we understand them, and that we know how to make them look fantastic in their photos, we can get down to the business of making great photos. It’s just plain fun. Engagement photos are a great excuse to put aside the stressful parts of planning a wedding and just enjoy one another and have some fun together... and you get to use the photos for save-the-date cards, guest books and other pre-wedding items to make your special day even better.

We have some great ideas for your engagement session but we are always on the look out for a new adventure so if you have an idea not listed, please let us know.

Engagement sessions typically start an hour and a half to 2 hours before sunset.  (Times vary depending on locations.)

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(Not During Summer Months)

Palm Springs

Borrego Springs

Slab City

Joshua Tree

Pioneer Town

Salton Sea

White Water Preserve

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Lake Arrowhead

Big Bear

Jenks Lake

Mt Baldy (Weekdays Only)


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The Lab/The Camp (Costa Mesa)

Griffith Observatory (LA Weekday Only)

Downtown LA

-          Walt Disney Concert Hall

-          LACMA

-          Little Tokyo

Universal City Walk

Santa Monica Downtown

-          Pier

-          3rd Street Promenade

Old Town Orange

Sergerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa)

Downtown Redlands

Gas Lamp District (San Diego)

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(During peak months beach shoots can only be done on weekdays)

(Permits needed at most city beaches, not state beaches)

*At the moment all Laguna Beaches require a permit.  The city will not allow permits during Summer months.


Laguna Canyon

Manhattan Beach

Hermosa Beach

Crystal Cove

Laguna Beach (Permit Needed: $100)

Victoria Beach (Permit Needed: $100)

Huntington Beach Pier

Shoreline Village

Belmont Park (San Diego)

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Bonelli Park (San Dimas)

Paramount Ranch (Agoura Hills)

Arlington Gardens (Pasadena)

LA County Arboretum (Permit Needed: $50 + Admission Fee)

Corona Lake

San Juan Capistrano Los Rios District

Irvine Regional Park (Orange)

Thomas F Riley Wilderness Park (Coto De Caza)

Huntington Beach Central Park

Balboa Park (San Diego)

Peter Strauss Ranch (Agoura Hills)


Coffee House


Wine Bar

Bowling Alley

Your Home (Lifestyle Session)

Las Vegas

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch

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