Despite this gloomy month, Maurice and I decided to try exploring Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. What's interesting to me about Kenneth Hahn is how large of a park it is in the middle of the city. We trekked around for a couple hours, and I'm sure there are still plenty of areas we didn't cover.
In the lower park of the park, there is a beautiful stream crossed with wooden bridges. At the top, there is a pond with a waterfall that feeds the stream down into the large lake below. I loved the the textures of the rock-lined pond and weathered, wooden bridges in my dog portraits.
Moving a bit further up the park, I found a meadow tucked away on the edge of the park. Due to the recent rains, the area was teeming with new grasses and flowers. The soft foliage framing my photos was a lovely contrast to the harsher backgrounds I used earlier in my dog photography session.
At the top of the park, there are views of sprawling Los Angeles in a more savannah-like environment. A few trees punctuate the scrub-covered, sandy hills. I really liked the tonality of the photos of Maurice in this location because the warmer, earthy tones complemented his fur.
Overall, Kenneth Hahn is a great, centrally-located place for a dog photography session. The variety of locations in one easily accessible place makes it a versatile location for all different types of dogs. I'm looking forward to doing some lifestyle dog photography sessions here this spring!