Fun Engagement Session in Downtown Los Angeles Grand Central Market

January 11, 2024

There is nothing more exciting when a couple inquires with us and wants to do a session at a location that most people would never think of!  Although, most of our engagement and couples sessions take place outdoors somewhere in the mountains or at the desert, we were excited to change it up and shoot in the city at Grand Central Market in Downtown LA .  

Dana and Justin reached out to us just two months before we had their scheduled session.  During their inquiry, they mentioned they loved the look of food bodegas in New York but since they Iive here in California they wanted to do their session at Grand Central Market in LA to get somewhat of the same vibe.  We scheduled a phone call with them and we all instantly connected and knew exactly how to execute their vision!  Fast forward to their session date, we meet with them at Grand Central Market on the Hill Street entrance and had the best time third wheeling with them.  We say third wheeling because going into this session we told them to think of the session as if they were going on their first date together and we were just there tagging along capturing it all!

First spot we decided to shoot at was in front of the neon signs, which is a very popular picture spot in the market.  Dana and Justin then ordered some drinks at the Oyster Gourmet and enjoyed sipping on them while we captured them sitting in front of the neon signs.  The bartenders that were working there were so sweet and let us take pictures at the bar.  They even put their drinks in champagne glasses to make it aesthetically pleasing.  It was such a sweet gesture!  Luckily, there wasn’t a ton of people at the time we started so we were able to capture pictures of them without anyone getting in the way.  

After we finished at this first spot, we moved on to walking down the market. As we were walking through the market, the general managers of the market came up to us and congratulated the couple. They were so nice and excited to see that they chose to do their photos there that they offered to buy them Grand Central Market merch! Dana and Justin ended up getting t-shirts and wanted to show them off in a picture. At this point, their session couldn’t go anymore perfect!

After walking around for a bit and capturing photos through out the market, Dana and Justin wanted to order some tacos because, why not!? They sat and feed each other, making eating tacos look cute.  After they scarfed down their food and took some photos in the photobooth, they spontaneously decided to order ice cream cones. Then they did an outfit change and met us outside where we took photos in front of the Million Dollar Theatre.  

Engaged couple takes engagement photos at Grand Central Market in Downtown LA
Engaged couple takes engagement photos at Grand Central Market in Downtown LA
Engaged couple takes engagement photos at Grand Central Market in Downtown LA
Engaged couple eats tacos together for their engagement photos at Grand Central Market in Downtown LA
Engaged couple takes urban engagement photos in front of a theater sign at Grand Central Market in Downtown LA

We then ended the session on the opposite site of the market where we first started (on Hill St.) and captured some photos of them walking through the streets and in front of Angels Flight.  It was honestly the most perfect session and we were so grateful for all the wonderful vendors at the market who made us and the couple feel so welcomed.  Kind people really are the best! 

Engagement photos in front of Angel's Flight across the street from Grand Central Market
Engaged couple takes engagement photos in front of Angels Flight in Downtown Los Angeles
Engaged couple takes engagement photos in front of Angels Flight in Downtown Los Angeles
Engaged couple takes engagement photos in front of Angels Flight in Downtown Los Angeles

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