Summer wedding season is in full swing, which means brides and grooms-to-be are busy planning and prepping the final details for their big day, including where to shoot their wedding photos. Here, we’re sharing seven classic LA hot spots for taking downright gorgeous wedding photos you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
We can’t think of a more romantic location than Chris Burden’s iconic Urban Light installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Whether you're planning to take your wedding photos during the day or at night, the 200 antique street lamps set the scene for magic. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 323-857-6000
It doesn’t get more quintessentially LA than the Griffith Observatory in Los Feliz. The view of the city is breathtaking. The Hollywood sign sits in the background and the observatory’s iconic domes make photos look that much more enchanting. What more do a newly hitched bride and groom need? 2800 Observatory Rd., Los Angeles, 213-473-0800
If you’re looking to capture some wedding images that will literally make jaws drop, then we can’t think of a better wedding photoshoot location than Downtown LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. The famous building’s luxurious stainless steel curves will give your photos a sense of magic that can’t be replicated anywhere else. 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 323-850-2000
Perfect for the beachy couple, El Matador State Beach has everything you’d want in a beach to create the most memorable wedding photos. Whether you shoot barefoot in the sand, amongst the majestic caves, or atop the cliffs, rest assured your wedding photos will be stunning. Pro tip: The magic hour for photos is just before sundown right when the sun begins to kiss the horizon and there’s an undeniable glow in the air. 32350 El Matador Beach Rd., Malibu, 818-880-0363
Located in Downtown LA, the newly opened Freehand Hotel in the Commercial Exchange building has a rooftop pool deck that’s making its grand debut this August and promises to be quite the hit. You’ll be one of the first couples to shoot your wedding photos here amongst the DTLA skyline, which will only make your big day and photos that much more special. 416 W. 8th St., Los Angeles, 213-612-0021