There are many beautiful venues in Los Angeles. However you don't need a beautiful venue to take beautiful wedding photos. In fact, the only thing that is really necessary to create beautiful portraits is the light. ..for this image, that was beautiful light streaming across the wall creating a dark shadow on the left and a bright highlight on the right. So by placing my subjects in that beautiful light I was able to separate them using the composition created by the Shadow and highlight split... The best thing about this is that at this type of image can be taken literally anywhere. From a beautiful building, to a parking structure in a back alley. You don't have to have a beautiful venue to have beautiful photos. You just need a very good photographer. 1/800; f/8.0; ISO 250; 85.0 mm.