Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jen's Favorite Engagement Shoot Places

Another one of my favorite photographers, JenBerggren of B & G Photography, weighs in with her favorite places to shoot engagement pictures:

Honestly, my favorite spots to shoot are places than mean something to my clients. A favorite place they like to hang/hike/do whatever, their first date spot or a spot that inspires them. I find the more the couple has a connection to where we shoot, the more comfortable they are and the more natural shots I can get of them. If they have ideas of a kind of vibe or place they'd like like to shoot, but aren't sure exactly where, here's a go to list of a few of my favorite spots to shoot, in no particular order...

1. Walt Disney Hall. Fabulous architecture and light, nice neutral background color, so many nooks & crannies to find and shoot in and around.

2. Franklin Canyon. When lush and green are what is wanted, this is such a sweet spot. A park that is small enough to cover in 1-1.5 hours and has so many different spots to really mix up the look of the shoot.

3. El Matador. When the beach is a must do spot, then El Matador it is. Very few people to work around (much more private than Santa Monica Beach), large rocks & sea caves and a beautiful grassy wildflower spot to mix things up a bit. It's worth the drive to get there.

4. Union Station. This deco building is beautiful. And you get a great mix of that amazing waiting area, some outdoor space and the tracks. Amazing spot.

5. UCLA. Beautiful buildings, great grassy areas, botanical garden. And it's 2 minutes from our place. Can't beat that! :)

Thanks, Jen! So, which one do you guys like best? I'm partial to UCLA, but that's because, well, GO BRUINS.

See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events
phone/text 323-592-9318
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