Descanso offers a variety of beautiful settings to preserve life's best memories in photographs. Descanso Gardens welcomes artists and photographers to capture our natural beauty. Please review the Photographer/Artist Guidelines prior to your entry. There are limitations on equipment that amateur photographers may bring into Descanso Gardens.

Arranging for photography may be the easiest part of planning for a special occasion. Click here to download the current still photography brochure. Non-commercial photography includes engagement and wedding photos, family portraits, graduation and class pictures, and more.

Hours available: Weekend hours are subject to availability. On-site weddings have first priority.

  • Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fees: For photo sessions of two hours or less, number of persons (including the photographer)

  • 1 to 10 people, $300

  • 11 to 20, $400

  • 21 to 30, $600

Reservations: Please make reservations through the Special Events Office at (818) 949-4291.