Los Angeles Arboretum Engagement
Sarah and Sam met in college at Ball State University. After graduating they moved to Los Angeles and both work in the entertainment industry. They are used to being behind the camera but I think they look great in front. Thanks to my roommate Cat and her boyfriend Ethan for introducing me to this awesome couple!
Location:The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 127 acres, is an arboretum, botanical garden, and historical site nestled into hills near the San Gabriel Mountains, at 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, California, United States.
Permit: You must have a photography permit to take engagement photos. It costs $50 plus a $15 entry fee.
Clothing and Shoes: You cannot change in the arboretum so you have to change in the car. Make sure you change before they lock the front entry if you decide to do your photos later in the day. The Arboretum is VERY large and there is a lot of walking involved if you want to get to certain locations. I highly suggest wearing flats and slipping into heels if you are set on wearing heels in your photos.
Weather: In the summertime it gets extremely hot. If you can only do your session during that time I recommend doing it early in the morning.
Popular Spot: The waterfall is usually the most crowded area in the arboretum so make sure you are patient while others around you are taking selfies. lol.
Hair and Make-up: Karen Lee