Santa Monica Pier Engagement Session PhotoThe Santa Monica Pier can be a great place to do silhouettes, particularly underneath the pier. Truth be told, the pier's underbelly includes millions of tiny bugs, but if you walk on the edge of the water, or in the water, you can generally avoid them. I always tell my couples that to get great photographs at the beach, you have to get wet. A bit of grumbling might ensue, but eventually, everyone seems to realize that the splashing of the water is what makes beach images come alive. Engagement photo taken at the Santa Monica Pier in California.