Post # 1
For our e-pics, we need to choose a location within 25-30 miles of the Simi Valley area, otherwise there will be travel fees for the photographer. Just about everywhere in SoCal is beautiful, and I’m not set on any kind of emotionally “special” location, so I have no problem sticking within that radius – I just need to figure out a good place (I’m not terribly familiar with that area).
Originally we wanted beach photos – Malibu is close enough – and I figure we’d be taking our e-pics sometime in October, when it’s still warm enough. But FI doesn’t want to do the photos for a few more months (get this – it’s not me saying I need to lose weight before I have photos taken – it’s him saying he wants to!) So I’m thinking sometime between January and March, because with the wedding in August I really don’t want to be worrying about e-pics any later than that. So I’m thinking that probably kills the beach idea, and I’m trying to figure out where else we might be able to take photos.
Suggestions? I’m at a loss.
Post # 3
Griffith Park and/or Observatory are nice. There’s also the Getty Museum with beautiful photo opps.
I know there’s plenty more that I can’t think of. Have you googled for ideas?
Post # 4
Hmm, you know, I’d thought briefly about Griffith Park, and for some reason I think I felt like the mileage was too far. My photographer’s location is actually about 10 miles or so west of Simi Valley, so maybe that’s why. Because I also thought about places in the Burbank and Pasadena areas and I think I had to nix those. I think I need to look a bit further north/west.
I sort of tried googling places in Ventura, but was coming up dry. I did learn about a place called Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks and thought I’d look into it and see how I felt about it.
Post # 5
Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks.. I googled and found these pictures!
Chumash Park in Simi
Arroyo Verde Park in Ventura
The Cross/Beach in Ventura
Paramount Ranch in Agoura
Post # 6
@cherrydoll: Cool, thanks!
I have been giving it some more thought lately and I might just suck it up and pay for him to travel a little further out so we have options in the LA area. But I will dfeinitely look into these places too. 🙂