We live and work near one of best counties in the country, and being photographers, we want to capture as much of it as we can. That’s why we work diligently to have the opportunity to work at some of the best venues and locations that Los Angeles has to offer while we photograph some amazing memories. Three16 Photography loves capturing wedding & engagement photography at various Los Angeles locations. From the architecture of the Downtown Area, the Hills, the Beaches and everything in between. We also serve all of Orange County and the surrounding areas of Southern California.
Los Angeles is a very large county, but with it being so large there are many great cities that have some amazing wedding venues and engagement photo session locations. Here is a little sneak peek at some of the great cities this county has to offer.
City of Los Angeles
The city of Los Angeles is the most populous city in the state of California, second most nationwide (after New York) and third in all of North America (behind Mexico City and New York). Los Angeles sits between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean and is the hub of Southern California thanks largely to its ethnic diversity, culture, commercial and financial economy. In addition, LA is a large playground of the Arts, amazing diverse restaurants and museums, as well as other fun things to do and sights to see. This city is truly amazing.
Things to see or do in Los Angeles includes enjoying a day at the Santa Monica Pier, checkout Venice Beach, see the Hollywood Sign, take in Dodger Stadium or spend the day at The Original Farmer’s Market and The Grove. You can also spend time becoming cultured by visiting such places as The Getty Center, the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, Griffith Park and Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. If you are looking for some really different things then you should consider the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, the La Brea Tar Pits and Page Museum, the Venice Canals, take a drive on Mulholland, visit the Petersen Automotive Museum, hang out at the Universal CityWalk or take a walk around the LA Arts District. There is so much more to do and see in this amazing city and city.
Recommended Wedding Venues and/or Engagement Locations in Los Angeles includes the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Arts District, Griffith Park, LA Department of Water & Power, Downtown Los Angeles, Griffith Observatory, The Last Bookstore, Staples Center, the Los Angeles Union Station, the Ebell Club of Los Angeles, the Taglyan Complex and The Majestic Downtown.
City of Pasadena
Located just northeast of downtown Los Angeles lies the city of Pasadena. Pasadena is known for many things such as the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, but also its many art areas, and of course the Victorian and art deco area known as Old Pasadena. It’s also the home of Caltech, where if you’re from Southern California, you’ll know that’s where all the earthquakes are monitored at. Today’s young people probably associate the city more with the hit television show, “The Big Bang Theory” as that is the home of the cast of characters. Pasadena is one of the more charming cities in all of Los Angeles County.
Things to see or do in Pasadena includes visiting the Pasadena City Hall, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Huntington Library in San Marino, or the Colorado Street Bridge. Speaking of Colorado Street, if you are in Pasadena for New Year’s Eve and/or Day you can help assemble the Rose Parade Floats and then take in the Parade itself. Later that same day you can catch the annual Rose Bowl College Football Game. Pasadena is also home to the Mount Wilson Observatory, the Wrigley Mansion and the Jackie and Mack Robinson Memorial. No visit to Pasadena would be complete without a visit to Old Town Pasadena.
Recommended Wedding Venues and/or Engagement Locations in Pasadena includes Pasadena City Hall and Old Pasadena.
City of Long Beach
Although the city of Long Beach stretches from the ocean all the way up to south central Los Angeles, it is still thought of and considered a coastal city. After all, much of that main activity for tourists are located near the ocean front and the city motto is, “Aquatic Capital of America.” The city is filled with modern and contemporary works of art and has really made the area near the water a family friendly location. 2nd Street has become a foodie’s dream with so many great little restaurants and cafes. Long Beach is the third largest city in the state behind only Los Angeles and San Diego and is definitely entrenched in diversity and that is its greatest strength.
Things to see or do in Long Beach includes visiting The Aquarium of the Pacific, boarding The Queen Mary or spotting some whales while on a Harbor Cruise. There are some fantastic eateries at the Long Beach Waterfront, Belmont Shores, Pike’s Peak or along 2nd Street. There are plenty of museums in Long Beach and you can catch a performance at the Ricard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center. You can get up close and feel nature at the El Dorado Nature Center and Park or pretend you are in the Country of Italy by visiting the Naples Island area. Of course, everyone’s favorite is shopping and one of the better locations is along Shoreline Village. Long Beach is also home to the Annual Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Racing.
Recommended Wedding Venues and/or Engagement Locations in Long Beach includes the Ebell Club of Long Beach, The Queen Mary, Hotel Maya, Gondola Getaway and The Reef Long Beach.
City of Glendale
The city of Glendale is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and 23rd in the state. This LA suburb is located near the southeastern end of the San Fernando Valley, near Pasadena and Burbank, among others and is home to one of the larger Armenian communities in the country. With a city motto of “Community First”, the residents of this city are very friendly, and the city is worth the visit.
Things to see or do in Glendale includes visiting the Museum of Neon Art, the Gene Autry Museum of the American West and the American at Brand, which is a large complex that includes dining, shopping, entertainment and is also a residential complex. Glendale is also home to the Forest Lawn Cemetery, where such stars as Clark Gable, George Burns, Walt Disney, Casey Stengel and Jimmy Stewart, just to name a few of many that are laid to rest.
Recommended Wedding Venues and/or Engagement Locations in Glendale includes the Brandview Ballroom and Brand Library Park.
City of Malibu
The city of Malibu is located on the western end of Los Angeles county along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Malibu is mostly known for its beaches that range about 27 miles of some of the most beautiful land anywhere. Malibu is also known for its beautiful homes for their many celebrity and affluent residents. Today’s youth often connect the city of Malibu with the television show “Two and a Half Men” as the setting of the show. Malibu is an amazing city with inland trails that go through waterfalls, canyons and the grasslands within the Santa Monica Mountain areas.
Things to see or do in Malibu includes enjoying the day at The Getty Villa or hang out down at the coast at such locations as Zuma Beach, the Malibu Pier, Leo Carrillo State Park or Point Mugu State Park. You can also have fun at the Malibu Coastal Adventures and Good2Go Adventure Tours.
Recommended Wedding Venues and/or Engagement Locations in Malibu includes Calamigos Ranch and the El Matador State Beach.
Cities of Hollywood & North Hollywood
Glamour and the City of Lights is the magical symbol of the Hollywood area and is known as the home of the U.S. film industry. There is so many things to see and do in all areas of Hollywood. And if you are into people watching, the strip is the place to be. Hollywood is not all red ropes and premieres, but it is an exciting town. Word of caution if you’re not familiar, Hollywood by day and Hollywood by night are two different things. So, for you first timers, when you arrive during the day, Hollywood is still pretty cool, but be prepared to be disappointed by its stereotype. But, that said, stay for the evening, and everything transforms.
Things to see or do in the Hollywood area includes walking down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and seeing all the stars or the handprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre. You can visit Wax Museums, see Hollywood relics at the Hollywood Museum or attend a television show taping. Other items to do would be to take a sightseeing bus tour, take the Tour of Paramount Studios or take in a performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Want to get out of the actual city, then you have to go on a hike at Runyon Canyon.
Recommended Wedding Venues and/or Engagement Locations in the Hollywood area includes The Houdini Estates (Hollywood) and The Garland (North Hollywood).
As you can see, the county of Los Angeles has so much uniqueness to offer for photographic opportunities. If you are looking for wedding venue, a location for your engagement session or a family photo shoot in the Los Angeles area, then we invite you to look through these locations on our Wedding Venue and Engagement Location pages.