Top Five Santa Monica Spots to Capture Timeless Family Portraits

I love Santa Monica and the care-free, easy-breezy vibe that it omits. That comfort and calm sets the tone for pictures that convey that same kind of comfort (and love) shared amongst your family. Here’s a list of some of the Top 5 Spots that make for the perfect “back drop” for your timeless family portraits: Palisades Park This lush, 25-acre park overlooking the Pacific is a wonderful place for walkers, bikers and people watchers, and connects with the broad Santa Monica beach made famous in TV’s “Baywatch” episodes. Great setting for your young and active family! http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g33052-d104249-Reviews-Palisades_Park-Santa_Monica_California.html Tongva Park Four distinct areas (Garden Hill, Discovery Hill, Observation Hill and Gathering Hill) featuring intimate display gardens, whimsical play elements with slides, a music wall and forts, spectacular views of the Ocean and Pier as well as space for relaxation, picnics and public art. This civic-minded park is the perfect spot for one-of-a-kind family snapshots. http://www.santamonica.com/visitors/what-to-do/attractions/parks/ Santa Monica Pier What’s more iconic than the Ferris wheel and roller-coaster sitting atop Santa Monica Pier? But that’s just the beginning; this amusement park is packed with rides, games, food and all kinds of family fun. The active and fun family could take over this park and create original photo keepsakes. http://santamonicapier.org/fun/ Santa Monica Beach Santa Monica State Beach is an iconic destination that draws visitors from around the globe. It is 3 miles long, covering 245 acres of sand along Santa Monica Bay. Broad stretches of sandy beach, rolling waves, meandering bike and walking paths, and inspiring views of the Santa Monica Mountains year-round. Of course the sunrise and sunset photos are always a favorite, as well as timeless. http://www.santamonicabeach.com/ Ocean View Park Featuring a great expanse of lawn and a grassy hill with spiral walkway leading to the top. The southern edge of the park is bounded by Ashland Walk, a short walking path that connects the Main Street area with the beach. A cozy spot for pictures that animates the vibrant and animated city we live in. http://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/content.aspx?id=32761 Why Nathansons? Photography is now loaded with creative choices so that we can produce and deliver a whole new level of artistic interpretation. We are now in a position to produce multigenerational art pieces to enhance your art collection to include commissioned projects of you and your family’s experiences to these new heights. These are products we feel very proud of and glad we are here to provide this high quality product for you. Learn more by visiting us online at: http://nathansons.com/ Photo Credit: Hrag Vartanian  Creative Commons License