Photography

Descanso Gardens welcomes artists and photographers to capture our natural beauty.

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Please review our
Photography Policy prior to entry. Families, couples, commercial photographers and members of the media are welcome to take photographs on our grounds according to the policies and procedures outlined below. All posed photography, both commercial and non-commercial, requires a reservation and fee.

THE FOLLOWING REQUIRES A PERMIT:

  • Photography that requires additional photography equipment (lights, reflectors, props, etc.)
  • Large-groups
  • Any professional photography
  • Professional portrait and special event photography is defined as, but not limited to: quinceañeras, engagements, family groups, graduation, wedding, maternity, etc.

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HOW TO RESERVE A PERMIT:

  • Each permit is good on the date it is issued anytime between 9am–2pm
  • All permit holders must check in at the Visitor Center and sign the photography agreement
  • Photography reservations can be made online here.
  • Photo booking can also be made via email at  photography@descansogardens.org or by calling (818) 949-4200
  • Same-day photography bookings can be made on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Group size and prices:
    • 1-5 people $300
    • 6-10 people $400
    • 11-15 people $600
    • 16-20 people $700
    • Groups of 21 people or more need to contact Special Events at specialevents@descansogardens.org or (818) 949-4291
  • There are NO refunds for Photography Permits. Sessions can be rescheduled up to 48 hours from the date on the permit

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RESERVE A PERMIT

To reserve a permit, click on the size of your group:

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MORE INFORMATION

 

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