Downtown Los Angeles Day Trip

I have a couple of super fabulous weddings to blog, but until I’m ready to share them, I have some non-client work to share today. Last week I went on another day trip with a group of wedding and portrait photographers. I’ve gone a couple of times before. You may remember my posts from Calico Ghost Town, in B&W and Color, and my set from Salton Sea.

The purpose of these day trips is to stretch a different artistic muscle when we photograph and to make images that are just for us, not our clients. It’s  a great time and at the end of each day trip I’m always very glad I went. This time we stayed closer to home and explored Downtown Los Angeles. We started at Union Station and hopped across the way to Olvera Street and then proceeded to walk to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Pershing Square, and then finally to the colorful Grand Central Market before heading back home on the train.

The best part about this day trip is my husband Chris tagged along! He’s not a photographer, and barely knows how to use a camera, but he’s been taking more of an interest in that world lately so I invited him along. I gave him one of my old DSLRs, showed him how to work a few settings and he went to town! He had a fantastic time and we’re in the process of editing his images now. He got some great stuff and looking at his images make me feel like a proud wife and teacher. :)

Here are a few of my favorites from the day. Enjoy!









  • Michael Campbell - How great, Heidi! Love the train station pics and all the little detail shots that followed. Must have been a great time! -Mike

  • Chris - You found so many little details that I missed. I look at some of your pics and say “Ohhhhh… how did I not see that amazing little thing?” You have such a great eye, and I was so thrilled to get to watch you work for a day!!!

  • Alice Hu - Hey Heidi- It was so nice meeting you and Chris on this trip. I love all the shots you got especially the buildings.

  • michelle cunningham - heidi you did what i forgot to do. stop and check the flowers.

  • jenberry - heidi, these are awesome. missed you guys!!! i love the union station photos with the moment blur. very cool. all of them are awesome. you are excellent with the lil story telling and seeing things in an unique light

  • Marcella - These are amazing, I am an Angeleno living in Pennsylvania and these make the city look so awesome. I love your pics and enjoy your posts – thank you :)

  • Heidi - Thank you, Marcella! I am so happy I could send a little piece of LA to PA for you! :)

  • Paige Green - looks like you had loads of fun! I dont know how we missed you when we were down there!

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