One of my favorite places to shoot engagement sessions in Southern CA is downtown LA. There are so many options you just can’t go wrong! So naturally, I was thrilled when Shannon and Steve asked about shooting their engagement photos in LA. They planned to have an outdoor wedding at the Gillette Ranch in LA so they wanted a city backdrop for the engagement photos. Shannon and Steve are very active and love the outdoors, but, they equally love the draw of the city they live in. I recommend the Disney Concert Hall because the lighting and architecture are stunning. It is also one of the few places in LA that you don’t have to pay for a permit. They came in on the train and I knew immediately after meeting them that this would be my favorite kind of shoot, laid back and fun loving.