I’ve got a secret. Okay, it’s not so secret if you’re familiar with the Southern Californian landscape. But prepare to be dazzled, nonetheless. Pasadena City Hall is one of my all-time favorite places to photograph editorial engagements and elopement sessions. PCH is not your ordinary, bland City Hall with boring brick walls. Its architectural beauty […]

High-Fashion Engagement: Pasadena City Hall Photos with an Editorial Twist

Hanna Walkowaik Photography

Tucked away in Beverly Hills, Greystone Mansion showcases timeless elegance with a nostalgic vintage feel. Greystone is not your typical LA wedding venue. It truly looks like a stately manor from a movie. Imagine a scene where the couple romantically runs off into the garden to sneak a kiss while partygoers carry on. It’s the epitome of romance, and […]

Garden Rendezvous at Greystone Beverly Hills: Planning Your Portrait Session at the Mansion

editorial wedding photography, Orange County California

Ariele and Jack celebrated their marriage on a rainy SoCal day at the enchanting Rancho las Lomas in Orange County. I had the honor of attending their wedding as a guest, and it was a joy celebrating with these two! Surprisingly, as an Orange County wedding photographer, this was my first time at Rancho las Lomas–and I can’t […]

Orange County Wedding Photographer // Editorial Wildflower Bridal Portraits

best places to take photos near Los Angeles

Filmy Elopement on a Rainy Day | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Ready to take engagement or elopement pictures in Los Angeles, California? I’ve got a location guide for you, plus some fantastic rainy-day filmy photo inspiration for you. Read on for the best photoshoot locations in Los Angeles. Riya and Aaron contacted me to shoot […]

20 Dreamy Los Angeles Photoshoot Locations

Malibu beach bluff engagement session by Hanna Walkowaik Photography

Marissa and Darius’ beach bluff engagement session showcases quintessential relaxed SoCal vibes. This laid-back, artistic, and fun-loving duo was an absolute honor to work with! The moody weather, stunning beach location, and playful energy made for some truly gorgeous pictures, and we had fun creating them, too. How to Choose Your Engagement Session Outfits When […]

SoCal Beach Bluff Engagement Session // Marissa + Darius

best Malibu beaches; Westward Beach engagement session

I had an absolute blast shooting Jordan and Kyle’s engagement session at Westward Beach in Malibu—but it didn’t come without a few surprises, courtesy of Mother Nature! While my sessions are usually pretty straightforward, their story is a bit wild. I knew I immediately had to share how we came about this breathtaking session that […]

Malibu Beach Bluff Sunset Engagement // Jordan + Kyle

Searching for a dreamy photoshoot location but not sure where to look? You can’t beat a gorgeous SoCal beaches engagement session! I absolutely love beach photoshoots because we can take advantage of the changing natural light, diverse vantage points, and of course the stunning views. With an abundance of beaches to choose from, it all […]

Best SoCal Beaches for Couples + Engagement Sessions

The best photos come from you feeling comfortable and confident in the moment. For some people, that’s nearly impossible in the middle of a public space with curious onlookers. But even if you don’t consider yourself nervous around others, how perfect would it be to incorporate intimate moments into your engagement session? Lifestyle photography is […]

Lifestyle Photography // 5 Reasons to Book an At-Home Couples Session

It was a privilege to spend the day shooting with Mariana and Jen at the many fun locations they chose, perfect for edgy editorial vibes. From modern museum images to sexy bar photos in the dark and downtown strolls—altogether, we curated one EPIC engagement shoot. Styling a creative editorial engagement shoot together can be a […]

5 Tips for Creating Editorial Engagement Photos // Mariana + Jen

You document the surprise proposal, engagement, and wedding, but what about the honeymoon? Or your anniversaries? Don’t worry, I’m not going to tag along. BUT I can come for a day so that you document the continuing chapters of your lives together. After the wedding, you’ll embark on a new and exciting journey hand-in-hand. It […]

4 Epic Honeymoon Ideas for Incredible Photos

beaches in Malibu

If you’re dreaming of Mediterranean vibes for your engagement or couple’s session, let’s head to Malibu! Mountainscapes, rocky cliffs, blue waves, and sandy beaches – Malibu has it all! To choose your photo location, I recommend scenes that fit your vibe as a couple. You can find all kinds of photo inspo on Pinterest, but […]

Best Parks & Beaches in Malibu for Engagement Photos

Between this glowing forest engagement session at Angeles National Forest and their upcoming wedding at Saddlerock Ranch, Sabrina and Edgar know how to do it right. After all, you can’t go back and re-do these moments. They’re adventurers at heart, always looking for another place to explore and experience, so this was the perfect backdrop […]

Angeles National Forest Engagement Session // FAQs