Photo Session Locations

There are a ton of places for your on-location photo session around Pasadena. Here is a list of my recommendations to get you started!              *indicate my favorites

 

PARKS/GARDEN

Arlington Gardens, Pasadena

*Lacy Park, San Marino - free on weekdays, $3 fee per person on weekends

Gwinn Park, Pasadena • Arcadia Park • Buena Vista Park, Burbank • Library Park, Monrovia

*Ferndell Trail, Griffith Park - this is a fantastic location with lots of greenery and cute little bridges and trails without fighting the crowds in Griffith Park

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, Arcadia (permit required) - $50 permit fee plus admission cost

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge (permit required) -  $300 permit for 2 hour session

 

WOODS

*Eaton Canyon Nature Center - You don't need to hike too far to get to some really great spots here! Great place for maternity and family sessions.

Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park, Sierra Madre

Lower Arroyo Park - parking down by the Arroyo trails can be a little tricky but this is a great little hidden spot

Sam Merrill Trail - at the top of Lake Ave, Pasadena

 

URBAN

*Pasadena City Hall - I love photographing sessions here but it has increasingly become a more and more popular place for photographers. I recommend sessions here start at 10am but any time of day is fine as long as you are ok with a crowd.

Pasadena Colorado Bridge - great for maternity sessions, not recommended for family sessions with young kids

Travel Town Museum, Griffith Park (free permit required)

* San Gabriel Mission District - no permit required for the exterior of the Mission but may be required for interior gardens

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

 

BEACHES - $75 additional travel fee required

Santa Monica Beach & Pier

Venice Boardwalk