As we gear up for another great family portrait season here in Orange County, we got to thinking about some of our favorite locations. One place we particularly enjoy is Mission San Juan Capistrano—the historic grounds make for a fantastic background for families and children. And imagine how great it would be for engagement or wedding photos!
Last spring we met the Y. Family at the mission. In tow was two-year-old Emily. Her brown dress with pink accents was the perfect choice for the rustic setting.
If you’ve never been to the mission, it has a limitless number of backgrounds. Lots of textures, cute windows, and great landscaping (especially in late spring or early summer) dot the pathways at every corner. There are even a couple of fountains with koi fish lurking just under the surface—a perfect distraction for energetic toddlers.
And let’s not forget about mom and dad. The benches at the mission are perfect for a snuggle.
If you are interested in a session at the mission, be sure to let us know. The mission is a premium location, as the venue charges a special fee for photo sessions, but that fee includes your entrance which you would owe regardless. But don’t fret…we can make all the arrangements for you. And even if you don’t want photos there, we recommend you visit at least once to enjoy the architecture and learn a little something about California’s unique history.