Our most popular fall photoshoot locations in and around Los Angeles will inspire you. In addition, there are some locations near the city that we feel are well-kept secrets that sincerely deserve more attention. In Los Angeles, you’ll find lots of natural outdoor beauty to explore while enjoying the excellent mid-fall weather. Furthermore, there are plenty of great places to watch the incredible fall sunsets near the city. If you want to get out and explore, as well as take some amazing photographs, then you’ll enjoy our list of the nine best fall photoshoot ideas near Los Angeles.
1. Take dramatic vintage snaps at this open-air production studio
LA’s beautiful year-round, especially the surrounding areas –– the beach, the desert mountains with hearty surprisingly green scrub brush, snowy peaks, and all that rolling, uninhabited land. In the fall, you’ve got two things going for you that you don’t have other times of year. One, the temperature is absolutely perfect. You don’t turn to leather the second you step outside. Two, because the city and valleys tend to get a bit more soaked in this time of year, the sunsets are absolutely brilliant. This 5-acre outdoor studio is 7 miles away from civilization, perfect for a fall photoshoot near Los Angeles. Take pictures in any of their staging areas: the wreckage of old war planes or the telephone booth in the middle of nowhere. And then, when you’re done, lie on the hood of your car with someone you care about and watch the sunset.
2. Harness seaside vibes in this home right on the beach in Malibu
The only problem with this place is that you can’t just move in and stay forever. The home is a simple beach cottage with lots of nice touches: some great rockwork and tile work, as well as lovely rugs and a coffee table with a driftwood base. This would make an amazing “day in the life” photo shoot.
Start your day with coffee on the second-floor balcony overlooking the beach. Have a mimosa and a piece of avocado toast, kick off your flippy-floppies and take a long walk on the beach. The sun’s not too hot or too cold, so you can enjoy the sand, the water, and a nice dose of people-watching. And for your perfect photo, what’s more classic than a shot of a model, the bottom of her dress damp in the surf, hair blown out by the wind, and the sun setting behind her?
3. Catch the sunset from this mid-century modern home on a hilltop
There’s a theme emerging here among our LA fall photoshoot ideas: all of them so far are incredible locations to watch the sunset. This mid-century modern home is full of windows and bright natural light. And the garden is a splendid place to enjoy LA’s year-round scrappy plant life, with its scrubby grass, sweet flowering shrubs, and assorted palm trees. When you photograph here, you have the vantage point — above the city and looking down — that many people here covet. This place is an excellent photo location both indoors and out. And again, our main advice to you is to make sure to capture that sunset!
4. Get lost in this ivy-covered bungalow with an amazing poolside garden space
This Silverlake bungalow is gorgeous. Indoors, you have nice inky-black floors, attractive tile work, lots of mid-century stylings mixed with some subtle classical twists. But what really sells this place is the exterior. The whole place is extremely well-kept yet designed to feel just overgrown enough that it has just the hint of “jungle” vibe. The pool is given ample privacy by the trees and shrubs that have been allowed to grow all around the property. So you can get lots of photos by the pool without worrying about being seen. And when you’re done shooting for the day, take a dip in the pool. Where else can you expect to be able to swim after Labor Day?
5. Get the full star treatment at “Picasso of Malibu”
Get the full star treatment. Take photos with one-of-a-kind marble statuary. Take photos of you absolutely luxuriating by the pool with a frozen drink that has a pineapple slice on the rim. This breathtaking house is located above a little place called Billionaires Beach, and it doesn’t take long looking through these photos to see why they call it that. The owner says, in the listing, that this place has the best views in all of LA — and if that’s true, then this is where you need to be checking out those glorious fall sunsets in LA.
6. Strike a pose at this home near the Hollywood sign
We don’t really need the excuse of looking for fall photoshoot ideas near Los Angeles to suggest this place. Like, who wouldn’t want to photograph here? This picturesque house seriously looks like something right out of a David Hockney painting. If you want to own Instagram, get a photo of you in a shimmering bathing suit, just about to dive into the blue water with the Hollywood sign towering above you. That’s what winning at life looks like.
7. Soak up the sun at this outdoor space and “Moroccan lounge”
This boho-inspired outdoor space is the perfect place to bathe in the post-Labor-Day rays. The garden’s been featured in many video productions and photoshoots, and you can see why. The lush garden — with tall trees, ivy, an array of succulents, and lots of eclectic antiques — produce an artistic effect. This would be the perfect place to do a photoshoot for your new line of limited-run yogawear. And it’s not far from Ventura Boulevard.
8. Book this Moroccan dream villa that’s a total work of art
This spacious house is one of a kind, spanning over 12,000 square feet. It sports extensive indoor tile work consisting of millions of handmade tiles –– with vivid blues, blacks, and golds –– hand-tiled in radiant concentric designs all throughout the home. You’ll have to see the pictures to really understand and, even then, it’s really nothing compared to being there. This place is the brainchild of the family that owns it, and it took much loving effort on their part to make this place look the way it does. We’ve picked pretty much every other space on this list for their outdoor spaces. This place has its share of nice views and well-kept grounds as well, but we’re really suggesting it for those handmade tiles.
9. Let your creativity grow wild in this “Secret Garden” loft
The “Secret Garden” loft in Central LA is a gorgeous indoor/outdoor garden space, with an incredible view of the city. It’s a popular event venue and photography space. It’s got a charm that’s difficult to match. There’s a central wrought-iron spiral staircase draped in hanging ivy. In addition, there is an upstairs room with flowers growing from the ceiling, and grass on the outdoor balcony, where you can take photos with the city of Los Angeles behind you.
Get out there to LA and take some amazing photos this fall, and when you do, be sure to share your work with us, as well as with the world. And if we are lucky enough to host one of your photoshoots in any of our Peerspaces, we hope you’ll remember to put a #MadeinPeerspace tag on your Instagram that day. We’ve been in the business for several years now, and we’ve seen that tag thousands of times on thousands of beautiful photos — and it never gets old! We love you guys. You keep us young.