Oh Los Angeles, just because you are the “movie capital of the world,” why do you want me to pay a photography fee at so many of your lovely locations? Exploring Los Angeles and scouting out more “liberally ruled” photography locations is half the fun of being a photographer. When I schedule a session with a client, it’s important for me to learn through my clients their vision for the session and find a location which compliments that concept. Often my clients will have a few locations in mind, and it turns out to be a fun way to explore the city. Most recently, an intriguing spot in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles was recommended to me. I was very inspired by the pine tree “forrest” on the grounds, which made for some interesting framing choices and use of repetition. One scenic background is essential for most of my portrait sessions, and the rest can usually fall into place quite nicely. Final thought, pine cones make good props.