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.
  • Permit: NO
  • Fee: None


  • 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.
  • Permit: NO
  • Fee: none


  • 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.
  • Permit: YES
  • 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.
  • Permit: YES
  • 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.
  • Permit: NO
  • Fee: None


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Bowers Museum

  • 2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
  • A photo permit can be obtained by contacting directly the museum.
  • Permit : YES
  • Fee: Not known
  • www.bowers.org/

San Clemente Piers

  • 615 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Beautiful location at sunset all year long. It is always better to shoot there during the week.
  • Permit: NO
  • Fee: none

San Juan CapiStrano Mission

  • 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Recommended to take pictures from late October to early April for better lighting. Mission closes at 5pm everyday.
  • Permit: YES
  • www.missionsjc.com/filming-photography/photography/
  • Fee : $50 /h (we are member)


  • 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.
  • Permit: NO
  • 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.
  • Permit: YES
  • 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
  • Permit: NO
  • Fee: none

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)
  • Permit: No
  • Fee: none

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



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
  • Permit: YES
  • Fee; $150/h weekday - $250/h weekends.
  • http://kimberlycrest.org/eventrentals/photography/