Best Ceremony Times (By Month) To Get Dreamy Wedding Photos In Los Angeles 2020 | Los Angeles Wedding Photography

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Wedding photography in Los Angeles is some of the most beautiful you will find. The perfect venues with incredible views. The extravagant decor. And of course, the wonderful colors in the sunset sky.

Whether you are doing a first look or keeping things super traditional I have mapped out the best times for your ceremony and couples portrait times in Los Angeles to get beautiful dreamy wedding pictures.

It’s no secret that I base engagement session times on sunset time and recommend wedding ceremony times based on the same criteria.

January Wedding

The days in January are quite short. Barely making it to 10 full hours of light. The sunsets in January between the hours of 4:54pm and 5:22pm.

Ideal time for couples portraits: start between 3:45pm and 4:15pm

Ideal time for ceremony: 2:30pm

Avg high temp: 68

February Wedding

February is such a gorgeous time on the west coast. The morning are crisp with wonderfully perfect temperatures in the afternoon. The days in Feb are a bit longer and the sun sets later.

Sunset times are anywhere between 5:23pm to 5:49pm.

Ideal time for couples portraits: start between 4:25pm and 5:15pm

Ideal time for ceremony: 3:30pm

Avg high temp: 69

March Wedding

March is the wonderful month when the days start to really feel like a dream. Daylight savings time give us all an extra hour of sunshine.

Sunset times are anywhere between 5:49pm to 7:13pm.

Ideal time for couples portraits: start between 4:45pm and 6:10pm

Ideal time for ceremony: 3:30pm and 5pm

Avg high temp: 70

April Wedding

Who doesn’t love April? If you’re looking to get married during this wonderful month you are in store for an incredible day. With an average of one rainy day in Los Angeles, April seems to be perfect.

Sunset times are anywhere between 7:14pm to 7:33pm.

Ideal time for couples portraits: start between 6pm and 6:25pm

Ideal time for ceremony: 5pm

Avg high temp: 73

May Wedding

May is my absolute favorite month! Everyone just seems so happy and spritely during the month of May.

Sunset times are anywhere between 7:37pm to 7:59pm.

Ideal time for couples portraits: start between 6:30pm and 7pm

Ideal time for ceremony: 5:30pm

Avg high temp: 74

June Wedding

June, the month when the weather gets warmer and the population seems to increase….a lot. haha!

Sunset times are anywhere between 7:59pm to 8:08pm.

Ideal time for couples portraits: start between 7pm and 7:05pm

Ideal time for ceremony: 6pm

Avg high temp: 79

July Wedding

July is interesting in SoCal because the day actually starts to get a bit shorter. This is unique, in other parts of the country the days usually begin to get longer in the summer months. During this time an influx of people begin to crowd parks and beaches at sunset.

Sunset times are anywhere between 8:08pm to 7:54pm.

Ideal time for couples portraits: start at 7pm

Ideal time for ceremony: 6pm

Avg high temp: 83

August Wedding

Much like July, August is a month where parks and beaches are inundated with people around sunset time. Be aware.

Sunset times are anywhere between 7:53pm to 7:19pm.

Ideal time for couples portraits: start between 7pm and 7:10pm

Ideal time for ceremony: 6pm and 6:30pm

Avg high temp: 85

September Wedding

Sunset times are anywhere between 7:17pm to 6:37pm.

Ideal time for couples portraits: start between 6pm and 5:30pm

Ideal time for ceremony: 5pm

Avg high temp: 83

October Wedding

Sunset times are anywhere between 6:36pm to 6pm.

Ideal time for couples portraits: 5:15pm

Ideal time for ceremony: 4:30

Avg high temp: 79

November Wedding

Sunset times are anywhere between 4:59pm and 4:43pm

Ideal time for couples portraits: at 3:45pm

Ideal time for ceremony: 2:30pm

Avg high temp: 73

December Wedding

Sunset times are anywhere between 4:43pm and 4:54pm.

Ideal time for couples portraits: start at 3:45pm

Ideal time for ceremony: 2:30pm

Avg high temp: 68

Crystal Stewart