Favorite Family Portrait Locations in Los Angeles

      One of my absolute favorite family portrait locations in Los Angeles is the LA Arboretum. If you haven’t been there, go visit! It’s a magical location filled with all sorts of places to explore and a muster of Peacocks around every corner (yes, that’s what a group of Peafowl is called).

      The Arboretum is one of my favorite places to take families with active kids. There is so much to see here that the kids get caught up in the adventure of it all. With so many different areas to explore nobody goes stir-crazy and I can deliver a gallery with lots of variety.

      I recently took this family of four for a morning romp through the garden and we had the best time. The family are long-time members of the Arboretum and the boys made wonderful guides. Eventually the little one had to nap, but I could have stayed all day.

      One of my favorite spots to start is the Queen Anne Cottage, with its huge wrap-around porch and jazzy paint job.

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      After that we were off and running. The boys especially loved finding leaves, sticks and assorted other flora to brandish at one another. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy that?

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      The Arboretum is a great place to run and explore, but luckily it also has plenty of shady spots for a rest or a quiet moment. Because we could all use one of those every now and again.

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      You can find more information about the garden at the LA Arboretum website.

      If you haven’t been there, I highly recommend a visit. Between the peacocks, a waterfall, the bamboo forest and about 100 other features to see, there really is something for everyone. If you can arrange to go with a family as fun as this one, then all the better!

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      Ariel Cannon Photography specializes in family portrait photography and serves Los Angeles and surrounding areas.