(Closed) Downtown LA outdoors wedding photo locations

posted 8 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We got married at the Los Angeles Library, and that is a beautiful area.  There is a long garden that runs along side of it (off of 5th I believe….but I could be wrong), and it is gorgeous, with the tall trees and tall buildings in the background.  Inside the library is also amazing if it is open at the time.  The atrium, children’s book room, and Rotunda are gorgeous & cute.

There is also a fountain in the front that is very photogenic.  

Also, there is Walt Disney Concert Hall, which is an architectural gem & a popular place for a lot of engagement photos I have seen.  

I would recommend just walking around downtown and seeing what strikes your fancy.  There used to be an art requirement for any building erected down there, so there are a lot of really interesting-looking mini-plazas and pieces down there & something might really strike you.  

Also, just check out a few hotels.  I know the JW Marriot has a great balcony/pool level, and the Standard Hotel has a great outdoor bar.  But all these things may be in use when you are there, so that might affect your pictures. 

Good luck!

Post # 5
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Another vote for Disney Concert Hall. Also, Union Station has some pretty courtyard areas. You need permission to shoot inside but not for the outside areas.

Olvera St is closeby too. That could make for some awesome photos.

And the Figueroa Hotel is absolutely beautiful.


Post # 6
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Downtown LA has so many great picture spots!  it depends on how far you want to travel from your site since parking can be a pain.  we did our e-session in downtown.  here were some of our considerations:

LA Public Library

Pershing Square

California Plaza

Disney Hall

Music Center


Union Station


Olvera Street


This hotel has a beautiful garden; I’ve never been there, but the pics on their site look gorgeous!


Post # 7
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@meowkers — We had a block at the Omni, which had great rooms, but not that many guests used them b/c there are just so many hotel options in LA if you have a car, and a lot of guests also had family/friends in LA that they stayed with instead of renting a hotel room.

If you do try to reserve a block, try http://www.hotelplanner.com.  You put in your details and hotels “bid” on having you reserve a room with them.  Some places have great deals and incentives if you manage to fill your block (and I think blocks start at 10 rooms).  

Good luck!

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