Venice Canals Engagement Photos

Stacey and Brett’s engagement session came at a time of personal tragedy for me. A few days earlier, my father passed away suddenly after a routine surgery. I thought about moving their session, but I pushed ahead and I’m so glad I did.  Above all, shooting their Venice Canals engagement photos was just the pick-me-up I needed.

Venice Canals Engagement Photos

The Venice Canals were built in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney part of his Venice of America plan. Kinney sought to recreate the appearance and feel of Venice, Italy in Southern California.

The canals are bounded on all sides by amazing homes, wonderfully mature trees and quaint bridges. This combination creates an amazing spot for engagement photos.

couple embracing and laughing on bridge in venice canals

On one of the many bridges in the area, Stacey and Brett’s infectiously fun attitudes set the stage for an amazing engagement shoot.

couple kissing on bridge venice canals engagement shoot

Stacey, wearing a smart black dress, and Brett, wearing a tailored dark-grey suit, share a kiss atop a bridge over the Venice Canals.

couple posing on bridge venice canals engagement photo

There are many reasons why I love shooting Venice Canals engagement photos! For example, these bridges are perfect because they let me shoot a bunch of different angles and looks in a short span of time!

couple posing near venice canals

In addition, these walkways along the edges of the canals help create another amazing compositional element.

Similarly, there are plenty of trees that hang over the walkways, adding yet another compositional element.

Brett and Stacey quietly pose under an ivy-covered pergola along the Venice Canals.

Don’t miss part 2 of this shoot–Stacey and Brett’s Santa Monica beach engagement photos!

You may also like this wonderful Santa Monica engagement session!

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