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

My heart skipped a beat when Alexis and Jennings reached out about photographing their wedding. When the idea of moving to California first popped into my mind a few years ago, I offered a few free couples sessions to get a feel for the area and see if SoCal was a good fit. Alexis and […]

Things to Know for Your SoCal Sunset Beach Engagement Session

spring picnic proposal

These two incredible ladies decided on an intimate double proposal where each one made her own special gesture to the other. Melissa and Vanessa opted for a completely private moment with just the two of them, and then I showed up on the scene about an hour later to document the celebration of their mutual […]

Los Angeles Engagement Sessions: How to Style Your Engagement Photos

If you’ve never made it over to Balboa Park in San Diego, move it on up to the top of your list. As a San Diego wedding photographer, Balboa Park is such a stunning place for engagement photos—especially for the couple going for an old Hollywood editorial feel. Portrait locations are endless! If you can […]

Film-filled Balboa Park Engagement Photos // San Diego Engagement Photographer

Tips for your Engagement Session It’s so exciting that your engagement shoot is coming up!   You might know exactly where you are doing it or what you want to wear,  but if you’re looking for some extra guidance to ensure that it is PERFECT,  here are all the tips and tricks you’ll need! I love […]

Tips for your Engagement Session

Arica and Joe already have a wedding photographer since they are getting married out of state. However, I photographed their friend’s wedding (shout out to Kelsey and Blake!), who recommended me for these nostalgically romantic bar engagement photos. I am so glad they did because this happens to be the perfect material to reveal the […]

How to Book a Bar for Engagement Photos | LA Engagement Photographer

Hanna Walkowaik Photography; San Diego photographer

No amount of rain or cloudy skies in SoCal could dampen the joy and excitement shared by these lovebirds! I was honored to photograph Mimi and Gage’s La Jolla Beach engagement session in San Diego earlier this year. La Jolla Beach, known for its fascinating caves and rugged shoreline, is often a picture-perfect location for […]

Moody + Romantic La Jolla Beach Engagement Photos // San Diego Photographer

It’s not hard to see that these two are so in love, and I couldn’t wait to document their one-of-a-kind chemistry from behind the lens. Darla and Nick love the beach, so El Matador State Beach was the perfect place to capture their engagement bliss with a breathtaking sunset session. We began their session in […]

El Matador State Beach // Darla + Nick’s Malibu Engagement Session

downtown restaurant engagement session

It was an absolute dream working with Nicki and Luckaz to achieve their editorial engagement photos! As a professional wedding photographer, I really listen to my clients and help them feel like confident models to achieve their dream photoshoots. These are memories that they will treasure for the rest of their lives, so attention to […]

Editorial Engagement Photos at Downtown Restaurant // Nicki + Luckaz

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

Kailyn and Conner love to travel, explore, and try new experiences. They’re tying the knot at Grand Geneva on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin this year. But first, they wanted to do a romantic Lake Michigan engagement session in Chicago. (These two are drawn to the water!) However, this wasn’t just any waterfront location. We began their […]

Bistro & Beach Destination Engagement Session // Kailyn + Connor