People love taking pictures during the day time. Why? Because of natural light, of course. The bright sky and the glazing sun have people want to snap pictures as they soak in the warmth. Some prefer to catch early sunrise while others wait for a sunset. However, night time is generally not the first choice for photo taking moments.
We beg to differ. Although an evening photo session is not the most common, mainly because lighting can be a bit challenging, we know of some great places that is even more gorgeous after the sun has set and the city looks like its asleep.
One of our favorite places for night photo-taking places is Los Angeles. Here’s a list of photogenic spot you must visit when you’re in the City of Angels:
This is one of the city’s signature, which is actually an art installation made of lines of lampposts, two hundred and two restored cast iron antique street lamps to be exact. This large-scale assemblage sculpture was made by Chris Burden in 2008, located at the Wilshire Boulevard entrance to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. All those 202 street lamps were mostly used in the 1920s and 1930s to lit the streets of Southern California. They range from 20 to 30 feet in height and include a dusk-to-dawn solar-powered lighting. When night comes, this sculpture, which is accessible 24/7, would stand out and create such a magical wonder.
You might think that a beach would only have great view during the golden hour. Well, not on Newport Beach. When evening approaches, you should enjoy the sunset and capture some beautiful moments at the beach. But, beyond the radiant sun, sand and surf, this place also offers a lot of activities that you could do at night, like wine tasting, art walkings, live entertainment and even spa treatments. As the largest recreational harbor on the west coast, Newport Beach activities are abundant. Visitors can enjoy literally unlimited things. Create lasting memories on the breathtaking seaside cliffs, harbor-front promenades, and leave with only the desire to return.
Next on the list is the city’s premier cultural destination with majestic architecture. The concert hall is located in South Grand Avenue in Downtown LA. This is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. Since the opening on October 24, 2003, this concert hall, which seats 2,265 people would be a stunning backdrop to your photo session. Not only that you get to visit one of the famous architectural spot in LA and gain great photos, you should also book a ticket and experience the grand musical of any performance that it holds while you’re there.
If you’re into the urban hype, this bridge is a prime photography location providing a great urban backdrop. It was a viaduct bridge that connected the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles with the Boyle Heights neighborhood. Built in 1932, the viaduct was composed of three independent structures: the reinforced concrete west segment, the central steel arch segment over the river, and the reinforced concrete east segment. Aside of all those facts, the main reason of why you should take a photo in this area is because it has also been used as the set of numerous movies, tv series, and music videos. From the Dark Knight Rises to Furious 7. From Kanye West to Maroon 5!
Last but not least, you should also visit this famous amusement park located in Santa Monica, California. Opened in 1996, the Pacific Park has a total of twelve rides, including the world’s first and only solar powered Ferris wheel that provides a view of the Pacific Ocean and a roller coaster that circles the majority of the park. It has been in over 500 movies and TV shows such as Hannah Montana, 90210, Mr Bean, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Once the evening approaches, you must get a very nice shots of the Ferris wheel at night when the lights are on as your backdrop!
The idea of getting someone professional to take your photos might not appeal to everyone, but here in SweetEscape we firmly believe that once you tried a SweetEscape session, you'd immediately fall in love with it and would want to book more. No, this is not a marketing campaign, it's a fact! Don't believe us? Check out these real stories from our real clients on why they love SweetEscape so much!
Our very own Creative Director, Jalu, wasn't really a big fan of being photographed. However, after 8 months of working in SweetEscape and (naturally) getting exposed to SweetEscape's beautiful photos in a lot of beautiful locations around the world, Jalu started to feel that maybe being photographed isn't such a bad idea after all.
So, for his family holiday in Tokyo this year-end, Jalu booked his first-ever session. What impressed him the most is how easy the booking process turned out to be–just through the app. His interesed was piqued even higher when he met the photographer who was very friendly and easy to converse with.
"I also noticed how professional their cameras and gears were! So it made me even more convinced that my photos would turn out to be great!" said Jalu.
When Jalu received the photos, he was surprised at how beautiful the photos turned out to be. His wife loved the session and the photos, his young daughter–which he feared wouldn't enjoy the shoot–also absolutely loved it, even he himself looked good in the photos!
"The photographers really know how to find the perfect angle for you, I never thought my photos would turn out these great!" said Jalu. "I absolutely love it, and I'd definitely book more sessions when I travel to other interesting locations in the future."
Sheena Buraga and her husband Daniel are truly one of the most unique clients SweetEscape had recently. Their 'Seasons of Love' pre-nup concept is really inspiring, and SweetEscape is proud and honoured to be a part of their love journey from the very start when Daniel first proposed to Sheena in Tokyo (spring), to their pre-nup shots in Nami Island (autumn) and Niseko (winter), and finally to their final pre-nup shot in Siargao (summer).
"Between May and June 2018 after the proposal, we started planning for our wedding. At first we thought that the photos in Tokyo would be our proposal / engagement photos, and we wanted to capture another pre-nup photoshoot, not with SweetEscape. But when seeing our proposal photos shot by SweetEscape, everybody said that our pre-nup shoots will look less beautiful compared to the super-beautiful photos of our proposal taken by SweetEscape! Considering this, and since we were travelling to Nami Island, South Korea in the autumn, we decided to create this 'Four Seasons of Love' pre-nup concept with SweetEscape!" said Sheena when asked about what made them keep taking their pre-nup shots with us.
TV reporter Najla Hilabi always puts an extra care for her Instagram feed; she wants it to look extra neat and beautiful, and this was her initial reason to use SweetEscape. After knowing about us from an Instagram ad, she decided to book her first session for her trip to Prague.
"I don't know if I'd ever go back to Prague again, so I thought it was important to capture my moments there with a proper photography service," said Najla.
What impressed her was eventhough there were some language barrier with the photographer, the photos still turned out beautiful, and the photographer brought her to the hidden gems of the already enchanting city. This, in addition to the beautiful photos she received afterwards, made her book another session for her recent trip to Tokyo.
"I feel that SweetEscape always maintains their standard of quality. You don't just get your raw photos, you get perfectly curated and professionally edited photos, and this careful production process really makes me love SweetEscape!"
So, don't let anything make you doubt us! SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!