Mitesh contacted me a few weeks before coming out to Hollywood, California with his wife as the couple needed the perfect vacation photos to share with family and friends. They said they wanted some fun portraits with iconic Hollywood landmarks, so my assistant, Iris, and I picked them up from their hotel and spent the afternoon exploring different Hollywood tourist spots. Mitesh’s wife is a huge fan of late I Love Lucy legend Lucille Ball, so we hit the Hollywood Walk of Fame where I captured her posing with the actress’ star. The water fountain at the nearby Hollywood & Highland Center mall and entertainment complex was also a fun location for vacation photography as they were able to interact with the water and bubbles, then get a festive holiday photo with the Christmas tree. Mitesh really wanted to visit Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, but it was closed for a movie premiere later that night.
As a Hollywood vacation photographer, it’s great having an assistant to drive us around and drop us off at each landmark because let’s face it – no-one wants to deal with parking in L.A.!
One spot we didn’t have parking trouble was up near the Hollywood sign. Having lived in L.A. for many years, I know a fantastic lesser-known location to get awesome photos with the Hollywood sign in the background. Mitesh and his wife were thrilled with their Instagram-worthy shots and the rest of their Hollywood holiday snaps.