the Viceroy hotel in Santa Monica, CA is a truly amazing location for an engagement session. You might recognize it's stylish atmosphere from a myriad of TV shows, movies and commercials that were shot here. Certainly there is something quite cinematic about this formally dressed couple sharing a kiss at the iconic bar, almost a post red carpet private moment (of the kind we're sure Los Angeles experiences on a regular basis). Not too surprisingly, there is a fee associated with shooting here, which is not uncommon at high end locations, but the various rooms of the hotel, including one impressive library decorated in dramatic yellow hues, are worth the expense. Amazing patterned wallpaper, lush emerald green seating, and the black and white palette of the pool's lounge area are just a few of the other highly photogenic settings this location has to offer. Not to mention the fact that, like this couple, you are one wardrobe change and a short walk away from also getting some amazing beach photography at the Santa Monica Pier. This neighborhood has it all!
Location: Viceroy Hotel, Santa Monica, California .