It’s beginning to feel a lot like wedding season! In honor of this lovely time of year, AMG has taken the time to compile a list of the 5 best spots around Long Beach to take your engagement photos. When it comes to the perfect engagement photos, location is everything! Long Beach is a humongous city, and with it being listed as the seventh largest city in California, it wasn’t hard to find some pretty awesome spots.
HillTop Park (2351 Dawson Ave): Actually located in Signal Hill, a small city completely surrounded by Long Beach, HillTop Park is known for its breathtaking panoramic view of Long Beach and nearby cities. Close to the 405 fwy and with free parking, this location is hard to beat. http://www.cityofsignalhill.org/facilities/Facility/Details/3
The Queen Mary (1126 Queens Hwy): Built in the 1930s, this beautiful ocean liner made its final voyage and retired in Long Beach, CA. Its vintage structure and ocean views provide the perfect backdrop for that perfect romantic photo. Did we mention that The Queen Mary is also known as “The Ship of Romance”? There is a fee to gain admission to the ship so we suggest calling and making arrangements ahead of time. http://www.queenmary.com/
Rainbow Lagoon Park (E Shoreline Dr.): Located in Downtown Long Beach, and known to host some of the cities largest and most successful festivals, this 12-acre area will provide you with lovely rainbow bridges with accenting trees. The park is located right along Shoreline Dr. with open access. Plenty of parking can be found at nearby metered street parking or public parking lots. http://ow.ly/MywHU
Shoreline Aquatic Park (Aquarium Way): With wide open green areas and incredible views of the Queen Mary, Long Beach Ports and the Lions Lighthouse for Sight this location will provide much inspiration and backdrops full colorful hues! A local wedding location favorite, located along Aquarium Way, parking can be found at nearby parking structures or lots. http://ow.ly/MywSf
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (1250 Bellflower Blvd): This tranquil 1.3 acre garden is located on the campus of Cal State University of Long Beach. Known for its peaceful ponds, koi fish, bonsai trees, and bridges the garden will provide you with a backdrop full of romance. Admission is free, unless a special event is being held. Please note that engagement photos are allowed to be taken at the garden at no cost but the following rules are strictly enforced:
- Photographer may only bring a hand held camera. No additional photography
- Equipment such as tri-pods, sun shaders are allowed during public hours.
- No changing in the restroom.
- No props.
- No formal wear (Bride's dress, tux) or costumes allowed.
- No more than 4 people.