The Best Proposal Spots in Los Angeles


There is nothing more special than a proposal! This is an event that you have been planning in your head since you first met your partner, and now it’s time to get down on one knee! As a proposal photographer, I know how important it is to have a photographer there to capture your moment. 

One of the reasons I love photographing proposals is that this is such a sentimental moment. When you have pictures, you can share these with your family and friends to celebrate. Plus, a lot of my couples also use the images for their engagement announcement or Save The Date!

If you are planning a proposal in Los Angeles, I can also help you find the best location and make it perfect. I also have planners in the area we can work with if you want a fully designed event. I’ve photographed everything from a simple picnic to an extravagant cliffside event!

Malibu Beach Proposal

If you are planning a proposal on the beach, I suggest Malibu Beach! This iconic stretch of white sand and gorgeous sunsets is so picturesque. There are also a few stretches of the beach that have dramatic cliffsides and rocks, giving you a variety of backdrops. Because it is a public beach, there will be others on the beach during the proposal, so if you want something private with just the two of you, I wouldn’t suggest it. But if you are okay with some passersby, it is perfect! I recommend early morning or sunset for the best lighting and to avoid the big crowds. I have photographed many proposals in Malibu and on the beach, so I can guide you through the process!

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The Bluffs in Pacific Palisades

Looking for ocean views but with more privacy? Check out The Bluffs in Pacific Palisades. Sitting high up on a bluff, this spot gives you endless beach and ocean views and perfect sunsets. You can keep it simple, like Alex and Sabrina did, or do a complete picnic! This location is also close to many romantic restaurants, so you can set up a dinner after your proposal to celebrate.

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Beverly Hills Hotel Proposal

If you are looking for an ultimate luxury proposal, propose at the Beverly Hills Hotel! Their gardens are gorgeous all year round, and after your proposal, you can have a romantic weekend getaway. You can also rent out one of their spaces, which does require you to have a planner, but will let you create a completely custom space. And don’t forget the flowers! You can also book a hotel suite and cover it in flowers and candles for a surprise they will never forget.

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Los Angeles Proposal Photographer

If you are planning a proposal in the Los Angeles area, I would love to be there to photograph it! You can see more proposals here! I suggest reaching out 2-3 months before your proposal so that we have plenty of time to plan and make it perfect.

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