My Favorite Orange County Photo Locations

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My Favorite Orange County Photo Locations

So, you’re engaged, or planning a family session! Or just wanting cute couples pictures to encapsulate your love. Or maybe planning for future engagement photos *hint hint 😉 *. I decided to compile a list of my favorite Orange County photo locations for my Orange County based couples to help make the process a little easier.

Keep in mind that some locations may require a permit in order to photograph there, and we may need a few weeks advance to book a date.

All of my favorite locations in Orange County are organized by setting, beach, mountains/trails/parks, and urban/garden. I hope this is helpful when looking for the perfect spot for your photos. If you need a photographer for your engagement or wedding, all of my wedding packages include a complimentary engagement session! You can contact me here to get started.

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  • Little Corona Beach ($66 permit fee)
  • Victoria Beach ($100 permit fee)
  • Picnic Beach ($100 permit fee)
  • Treasure Island Beach/ The Montage ($100 permit fee)
  • Crystal Cove ($66 permit fee)
  • The Back Bay
  • Woods Cove ($100 permit fee)
  • Seal Beach

Parks, Mountains, & Trails

  • Oak Canyon Nature Center ($25 permit fee)
  • Cedar Grove Park
  • Quail Hill
  • Santiago Oaks Regional Park
  • Carbon Canyon Regional Park
  • Fairview Park
  • Gum Grove Park
  • James Dilley Preserve
  • Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park ($30 permit fee)
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness

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Urban & Gardens

  • San Juan Capistrano Mission ( $80 per hour permit fee)

I’ll update my list as I collect more pretty places. And I’ll add a Los Angeles locations list for my LA brides and couples! Use this list as a starting place, if you have locations that mean the world to you, I want to photograph you there! Let’s travel and go somewhere rad! I have a dream travel list for sessions too 🙂 I can’t wait to connect and photograph your beautiful faces!

xo Lauren

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