In this page you will find our list of our favorite engagement session locations between the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside & San Bernardino.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
One of the most iconic locations in Down Down LA and a true paradise for photographers because not only the building is really interesting but the light is always great.
Permit: NO (only natural light allowed)
This place can be closed for private events. Call in advance to know if the outside of the venue is open to public for the chosen date.
Union Station - Down Town LA
800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
This a beautiful vintage landmark if you are going for a retro look. It is always best to shoot there during slow hours since it is a working train station.
Permit: NO (if we use natural light only)
Fee : None
This university offers plenty of space with old architectural brick buildings and beautiful gardens. It is always best to shoot there during the weekend or summer when it is empty.
This university offers plenty of space with old architectural brick buildings and a beautiful rose garden right across the street. It is always best to shoot there during the weekend in spring season (rose bloom) or summer when it is empty.
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is well known for its street lamp display. This location can be very crowded and requires patience.
Permit: NO (no tripod allowed, 2 couples of assistant are required to hold artificial light)
The Last Book Store
453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
if you are looking for something different and edgy, this could be it. Just be aware that the place does not have air conditioning, For this reason we recommend to shoot their during cooler weather.
Fee: $100 /h (allows tripod and artificial light) can be purchased on site directly.
Los angeles Arboretum
301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007
Be ready to walk a lot. This is a large park with a lot of possibilities. This location requires at least 3h to cover enough ground.
Fee: $50 must be purchased before 3:30pm
Pasadena City Hall
100 Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
One of the most photographed building in this area. It has a small garden and stair cases that are really beautiful. We always advice to avoid weekends because it can get really crowded with photographers.
2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
A photo permit can be obtained by contacting directly the museum.
If you are a Disney Fan, this place is going to be a must go for you. At French Romance Photography, we carry the So cal season pass because we love Disney and we do get a lot of Disney fan clients. Only the parking fee will be required to be covered $20.
Fee; Park entrance fee
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869
Recommended all year all. Park closes at sunset hours
Permit : NO
Fee: Entrance fee
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
One of the most amazing locations in Riverside. The Mission is know for its gorgeous architecture and lavish weddings. French Romance photography is listed as preferred vendors.
Fee: $500 for 3 hours, waved if you are getting married there. Reduced to $150 if you hire french Romance photography.
Permit is not obtainable from mid November to first week of January due to their festival of light. as well as weekends.
DOS LAGOS - Corona
Lakeshore Dr. Corona, Ca. 92883
Located by the dos Lagos Shopping Center, this park is open to the public 24/7
Fairmount Park - Riverside
2601 Fairmount Blvd, Riverside, CA 92501
Located by the 91 and 60 frwy, This large public park has a rose garden and a water front view with gorgeous large tree. Best at sunset hours and spring season (rose bloom)
Joshua Tree National Park
This nature reserve is really big and absolutely amazing. It is mostly open all year long 24/7. We charge a fee of $50 for the drive since it is about 2h away from Corona, Ca.
Permit: No (as long as we pay the camping fee)
Fee; Camping fee
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
Kimberly Crest Castle - RedlandS
1325 Prospect Dr, Redlands, CA 92373
If you are looking for a beautiful vintage look, this might be the place, However, we recommend to shoot there from late October to early April to get the best light, around sunset, since the Castle closes at 5pm