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BEST PHOTO LOCATIONS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

best photo locations in southern california

I love shooting outdoors, so I made a list of the best outdoor and architectural locations to give you inspiration for your Session! These photography locations are some of my favorite in Southern California. I have noted some locations that require  permit fees or travel fees, in addition to the standard session fee.

Parks, Gardens & Fields

Redlands Prospect Park

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UC Riverside Botanic Gardens – $2 parking fee

Highland Springs Ranch Lavender Fields – $150 permit for Families, $350 permit for Engagements

Rancho Santa Anna Botanical Gardens (Claremont) – $100 permit for 2 hours

Claremont Blaisdell Ranch Preserve

Arlington Garden (Passadena)

LA Arboretum – $50 permit for walk-on access or $300 permit for a chauffeured golf cart

Descanso Gardens – Flintridge – $300 permit for 2 hours, weekends 9-2pm

Huntington Library – permit required

South Coast Winery (Temecula)

Sunrise Balloons (Temecula)

Hummingbird Alley – Huntington Beach Central Park

Irvine Regional Park

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Forest

Lake Arrowhead

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Oak Canyon Nature Center

Carbon Canyon Regional Park

Walnut Creek Park (San Dimas)

Frank G. Bonelli Park (San Dimas) – Entry Fee: $10 per car

Santiago Oaks Regional Park (Orange)

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Beach

Victoria Beach

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Matador Beach (Malibu) – $50 travel fee

Santa Monica Pier

Venice Canals

Shoreline Village Long Beach

Crystal Cove State Park

Inspiration Point (Newport)

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Desert

Joshua Tree National Park

Entry fee $25 per car.

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Palm Springs

Vasquez Locks (Palm Dale) – $50 travel fee

Death Valley – $50 travel fee

Glamis Dunes

Imperial Sand Dunes – $50 travel fee

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Downtown

Downtown Claremont

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Redlands

Fullerton

Orange

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Architecture

Claremont Colleges

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Kimberly Crest – $200 permit  per hour, 9-4pm

Riverside Mission Inn – $500 permit

Pasadena City Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

LACMA Lights

Griffith Park Observatory

Greystone Manor – Free for Beverly Hills resident, permits $290 per hour for building exteriors only

The Lab (Costa Mesa) – permit required

Mission San Juan Capistrano – $80 permit per hour

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Skyline / Rooftop

Vista Hermosa Park 

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The Standard

The Perch LA

Griffith Observatory

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