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urban engagement locations

Living in Southern California we have the opportunity to see various of different lifestyles. We have the beaches, the mountains, parks, attractions, hiking trails and a variety of different urban areas that are really unique. Three16 Photography loves photographing your event at the many urban engagement locations located throughout Orange County, Los Angeles and surrounding areas of Southern California.

Shooting engagement photo sessions at various locations can bring a very unique aspect to your photos that many others simply do not offer. So, if you are looking for something traditional or more modern in terms of urban living, you have to check out some of these amazing engagement photo session locations.

If you are looking to have your session at an urban engagement location in Orange County you have choices. If you are looking for more floral, you should consider the Fullerton Arboretum located on the campus of Cal-State University, Fullerton or the neighborhood of the Los Rios District. If you are looking for something more rustic, then you have to check out the Old Towne Orange, aka “The Circle” or the Santa Ana Historic District. Old school shops bring a touch of nostalgia on Newport Island or Downtown Laguna Beach. These are just a few locations to consider. 

If you are looking for the same quality of an urban engagement location in the Los Angeles County area then check out the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Arts District, Old Pasadena, Downtown Los Angeles, Cal-Poly Pomona and The Huntington Library & Gardens just to name a few.

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Advantages of an Urban Engagement Location
  • Vibrant Hand-Painted Artwork on Buildings
  • Very Rustic Backdrops to Your Photos
  • A Wide Variety of Plant Life
  • So Much History in these Small-Town Areas

Disadvantages of an Urban Engagement Location
  • Some Areas Can Get Crowded
  • Some Lack Enough Parking
  • If on a University Campus such as UC Irvine or Cal Poly Pomona, classes may be in Session
  • Costs for Some Locations

advantages  & disadvantages of an urban location:

Before having your engagement photo session scheduled, really take into consideration what it is you want in your photos. Be creative and have fun. Many of these locations can really bring out a sense of uniqueness and joy to your photos.

Something to consider before having a photo session taken at an urban area, be sure to check with city officials or the venue itself to verify whether or not permits are required.


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Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles, ca

Pasadena City Hall

Pasadena, CA

Arts District


Los Rios District

San Juan Capistrano, CA

ARTIC Train Station

Anaheim, ca

Old Towne Orange

Orange, CA

Downtown Laguna Beach

laguna Beach, ca

Yost Theater

Santa Ana, ca

Old Pasadena


Downtown LA


Villa Del Sol

fullerton, ca

Irvine Spectrum

irvine, CA

Newport Island

Newport Beach, ca Arena


Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

los angeles, CA

LA City Hall

Los Angeles, ca

Los Angeles, ca

The Broad

Cal Poly Pomona

Pomona, CA

Downtown Brea

brea, ca

los angeles, ca

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