The Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens is a dream location to photograph at. Not many people do it because the permit fee for a portrait session is higher than most places in Los Angeles (4 figures +).
Word on the street is they’ve only had 3 weddings take place on property because it’s $100,000 just to have your event take place there. Forget furniture rentals, catering, and tents – that’s just to have the space.
The Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens
Nonetheless, the Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever done an Engagement Session. Thanks to Danny & Sarah for giving me a chance to shoot there, and Chris at the Huntington Library for escorting us to all the prime locations. By the way, the permit fee for a shoot includes a private escort who takes you around in a golf car. Property rules are strict and include only 1 outfit (you cannot change once on property).
P.S. Don’t try to do any sort of photoshoot there without a permit (I tried one time before I knew). A guard will quickly appear out of nowhere and ask you to leave. And really, they pop out of nowhere, even if you try to be sneaky.
Update: Sarah & Danny have since been married and kept me in their circle. It’s always a huge honor watching couples come together and grow as a family through the years.
If you’d like to see photos from their Rehearsal Dinner in San Francisco, click here.
If you’d like to see photos from Sarah’s baby shower at Palihouse West Hollywood, click here.
There are a bunch of other birthday parties and such I’ve done for them but I don’t blog every single shoot I do. Otherwise I would be spending my life blogging, which wouldn’t be the worst thing, because I love blogging, but ya know. Life.