(Closed) wedding day photo location ideas in los angeles

posted 8 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Wait, so–you’re having your wedding in Burbank and you want pretty locations in and around Burbank? Or just anywhere in LA? I could maybe suggest places around LA, but I’m not all that familiar with Burbank…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Union Station in downtown LA is beautiful. But you have to get a permit to shoot there, I think. So you might want to look into that in advance.

You’d also be close to Olvera St which could make for some cute pics.

Disney Concert Hall is another one I’ve seen in lots of wedding or e-pics.

Pasadena would be another great area to look in to. Suicide Bridge is a popular portrait spot.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I think pictures in and around the Walt Disney Concert Hall would be awesome. I know it’s not in Burbank, but it’s also not far.  It has architecture and some gardens–but it depends on if you like Frank Gehry’s style of architecture.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Well, on the east side of the city, you have Huntington Gardens which is very nice (call to see if you need a permit or something). Pasadena City Hall is also a beautiful old building and nearby is Brookside Park. I think the Norton Simon Museum also has some pretty grounds, but I don’t know what their policy is on pictures. Finally, there’s also the LA County Aboretum in Arcadia.

Descanso Gardens is in La Canada, which is fairly close to Burbank (kind of)–again, don’t know the policy on photography, but it’s there.

There are plenty of spots around Griffith Park–the carousel, for example (is that still open? Hmmm) or the Griffth Park Observatory, the LAZoo (which I think has gardens), Travel Town (for more fun-type pics) and Fern Dell. Also in the Los Feliz area (not too far from Burbank) is the Barnsdall Art Park which has buildings from Frank Lloyd Wright (although I don’t know how it works with them being open to the public and all that) and a lot of pretty green space.

I love the suggestion about Downtown–lots of places there, from the Central Library (which has a tiny park next to it) to Little Tokyo, MOCA/CalPlaza & Moca Geffen Contemporary. The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) has a garden called the James Irvine Garden which I think is open to the public (or you could probably call and ask). MOCA Geffen (also Gehry) and several Buddhist temples are nearby which might help you get your fix for architecture. If you like 60s behemouths, then JACCC’s own building and plaza will provide that for you.

In mid-city, you could look into LACMA (how cool would it to be to get pictures in front of all the Chris Burden street lights?) and the surrounding tar pit area by the Page Museum (which isn’t ALL tarpits), or you could also do Exposition Park and use the rose garden, the rotunda in the Natural History Museum, or quirky pics in the Cal Science Center.

Again, with the museums, you should probably check in on their policies. Then again, if they allow photographs in general, then why not? Just be cause you *happen* to be wearing a wedding dress…

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@JennyW1: "Again, with the museums, you should probably check in on their policies. Then again, if they allow photographs in general, then why not? Just be cause you *happen* to be wearing a wedding dress…"

It’s definitely a good idea to check beforehand.

I got married on the Santa Monica Pier and looked all over for info about photography. Didn’t find anything. So we just started snapping pictures after the ceremony.

A security guard came up to us and told us that commercial photography was not allowed without a permit. We told him it was just our wedding pictures and our photographer had to go with him to sign a waiver saying the photos were for personal use only.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I don’t know how much in advance of the ceremony you’ll be doing the pictures, but if you have time…there are lots of great locations in Santa Monica as well…Palisades Park, the pier, the beach, etc.

Post # 12
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Wannabee

Pasadena City Hall, Disney Concert Hall, LA County Museum of Arts, Huntington Library, Graystone Mansion, Balboa Park (thats San Diego though :()

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