Santa Monica Pier Engagement Shoot PhotoThe Santa Monica Pier is busy at all times of year, but it can still be a fun place to do an engagement portrait shoot. I usually shoot couples underneath the pier rather than on the pier itself, as photography on the pier is not usually allowed. I took this photo at the start of the pier, and blurred out the crowds to keep the focus on the couple. This couple's Persian wedding took place at Shutters on the Beach. Engagement session photographed at the Santa Monica Pier in California.