The Best Wedding Photoshoot Locations in the South Bay
I know that I am not alone in imagining what my wedding day will look like. Seems to be something that’s on my mind more and more as Aaron and I get closer in our relationship. As a girl who’s always loved playing dress up, meeting Yuki, a trans-Atlantic Los Angeles and Japan-based wedding photographer, it only took only a short conversation for us to decide to collaborate. I told him I had these lovely Adrianna Papell lace wedding Dresses sitting in my closet from a previous shoot and that I hadn’t gotten a chance to wear them just yet. We shot at the best wedding photo shoot locations in Southbay with an epic marble fountain, stone columns, and a public beach with waves crashing up against the cliff.
Fun story: Everyone who saw me in these dresses wished me congratulations which only made me laugh more naturally for the photos because little did they know I was just a little girl at heart playing dress up all over again. Someday, I’ll have my own wedding dress and when I do, I hope to have photos that are just as beautiful as the ones Yuki captured. There were even more beautiful photos that Yuki shot that day. It was it difficult to narrow down to just a few to feature in this blog post. I will make sure to share more photos in a later blog post and on Instagram.
Location 1: Malaga Cove Plaza
The Malaga Cove Plaza has beautiful brick and stone archways. A few months of the year the bougainvillea blooms and covers one of the archways.
Location Tip: Try to shoot on a day the bank is closed. This is private property and we were told we were not allowed to shoot there by people working at the bank. No one else bothered us.
Location 2: The Neptune Fountain at Palos Verdes Estates.
We were lucky to catch the fountain on a day it was turned on. There are usually cars parked on either side of the fountain. However, from the right angle, you would never know.
Location 3: The Grass fields by Terranea Resort
Just along the pathway that wraps around Terranea Resort is a public hiking trail that veers off to the left. During most of the year, the path is filled with whimsical long grass. Don’t bother trying to shoot at the actual resort unless you are getting married there. They have strict security that will put an end to your photoshoot fairly quickly. Although I was successful in capturing these bridesmaid dress photos once upon a time.
Location 4: Terranea Cove Beach
Arrive at just the right time, and you’ll see the sun hit the rocks giving them a golden glow.
Location Tip: This beach is in a cove, and therefore the sun sets faster here. Make sure to get there at least an hour earlier than sunset to capture the sun on the rocks and sand.
Terranea Resort is in the distance.
As always, thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my insight into the best wedding photoshoot locations in Rancho Palos Verdes and Southbay. If you are looking for a Los Angeles Based or Japan Wedding photographer, reach out to Yuki via www.yukipix.com.
I have also shared some of my favorite spring wedding guest dresses here!