I recently asked my daughter to pose for me in front of the Anthropologie store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach as I loved the vintage look of the entrance door and the large vase in the background. I think having a photo shoot in the mall is a great idea! I would suggest an outdoor mall, such as Fashion Island in Newport Beach or Santa Monica Place in Los Angeles. Malls are interesting because you can capture great shots in front of storefronts that might have unique displays and also make use of their benches, fountains and other sitting areas. Malls can get crowded on the weekends, so it might be difficult to get the perfect shot without background people, but if you come at the right time, you can find a few angles that just might work perfect!