Post # 1
Just wondering…did anyone pay for their engagement shoot location?
I have researched several places and all of the ones we liked required at least $100 for a two hour photoshoot reservation! We finally decided to take our pics at the Point Fermin Park in San Pedro but get this….its $100 for a photoshoot at the Lighthouse, $25 for the Korean Bell and $25 for just the park grounds….and these are just public parks! I just think this is a total ripoff! Plus they wouldn’t allow photoshoots on Saturdays and Sundays!
All these little "costs" are slowly chipping away our budget!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
wow, thats crazy! how can they charge money if it’s a public park? can’t you just show up and do what you want? (within reason, obviously, but it’s not like taking pics will disturb the peace or anything…) I think you should look for another place that is free, no reason to pay $100 to be in a public place. we got ours done in a park too but other than some random looks, no one noticed us and we def didn’t have to pay…good luck!
Post # 4
Yep, we paid about a $40 entry fee to the City Museum. It was a photographer’s price (obviously we weren’t there to do the slides and play and stuff) but still, I was like, "hm that sucks"
Post # 5
We took our e-pics at a botanical garden. There was an entry fee of $5 per person, which I was definietly ok with. HOWEVER, once we arrived, I saw a sign at the desk saying that professional photography/portraits at the garden was not allowed without prior approval and payment of fees! I was like "What? – I didn’t see that anywhere online!"
Anyway, we all kept quiet about it, scampered away and took the pictures anyway, and we totally got away with it!
Post # 6
I’m paying for my engagement session but mine’s not really at a public place. We are doing ours at Angels Stadium and they asked us to make a $100 donation to the Angels Baseball Foundation — which I’m totally okay with knowing it’s not a public place and that it will be going to a foundation. I’ve always been a big fan of their foundation anyway so it was kind of a great way to give and get a lil something in return… entire access to the stadium. 🙂
Post # 7
We did our e-pics at a public park that was attached to a historic home. We took pictures throughout the park and then wandered over to the mansion. I’m sure we were supposed to pay a fee at the home, but since it was after hours on Sunday, there weren’t any employees around.
Post # 8
I did what soon2beemrslewis did and had our e-pics at angel stadium. We "donated" 200 dollars to the angels baseball foundation to have access to the entire stadium for 2 hours. Amazing and well worth the money! We got greatcomplkments on our pics and people were amazed we took them there and could do that.
Post # 9
Naangel & Soontobee: oh my goodness, why didn’t I think of Angel Stadium! I love that place! But I am happy with my choice and so excited anyways to be taking pics at this park! I don’t feel so bad now 🙂