(Closed) Engagement photoshoot…did you pay for your location?

posted 12 years ago in Orange County, California
Post # 3
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
2680 posts
Sugar bee

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.

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