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Locations

Not sure where to take your photos? Here are some location inspiration ideas to get you started!

*Note that sunset, cloud and overall sky appearance, along with wind, cannot be predicted or guaranteed on any given day

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Jack's Pond (San Marcos)

*Red barn, white fence, trees, grass wood benches

*Restrooms

*Leashed Dogs allowed

*Free lot parking

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Leo Carrillo Ranch

*Rustic adobe and wood buildings, trees, bridges

*Restrooms

*No Pets

*Free Parking

*Closes promptly at 5pm

*Permit Fee: $15; I am one of the few photographers cleared to shoot here, but the city requires a week's notice and application. Weekdays have full access, weekends typically partial/upper access due to ranch events

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Lagoon (Carlsbad)

*Trees up top, sand below, fence-lined trail

*No Restrooms

*Leashed Dogs allowed

*Free street parking

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Oceanside Pier

*Pier, sand, and rocks

*Restrooms

*No Pets

*$5 Parking

*$15 Extra Traveling Fee Applies

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City/Downtown (San Marcos and Carlsbad)

*Textured backgrounds, stairs, alleyways

*Possible Restrooms

*Leashed Dogs allowed

*Paid Parking: Depends on city

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Forest (Del Mar/Rancho Santa Fe)

*Trees, open grassy areas

*Restrooms

*Leashed dogs allowed

*Free street/$3 lot parking

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Park (La Costa)

*Trees, open grassy areas

*Restrooms

*Leashed dogs allowed

*Free street/lot parking

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Cardiff/Seaside

*Rocks, long sandy stretches

*Restrooms

*Leashed Dogs allowed

*$6 lot parking

*$15 Extra Travel Fee

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Iron Mountain

Tree-lined archway, open field, mountain backdrop

*Restrooms

*Leashed Dogs allowed

*Free lot parking

**$30 Extra Traveling Fee, please google location first as it is deep into the Poway hills

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Lake (San Marcos)

*Wooden dock, tree lined trails

*Restrooms

*Leashed Dogs allowed

*Free street/lot parking

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Forest (Escondido)

*Large trees, bridge, open grass

*Restrooms

*Leashed Dogs allowed

*$3 Parking

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Open Fields (Carlsbad and San Marcos)

*Brush, grass, trees

*No Restrooms

*Leashed Dogs allowed, Horses allowed some locations

*Free street parking

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Moonlight Beach

*Open sandy beach, rocks

*Restrooms

*No Pets

*Free street parking

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Comfort of Your Own Home

*I will come to you!

*Front or Backyard, indoors if light allows

*Always free parking and restrooms

*All Pets welcome!

*Additional Travel Fees May Apply

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Tamarack Beach

*Sand and rock jetty

*Restrooms

*No Pets

*$20 lot parking or free street parking

*$10 Extra Travel Fee

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Fiesta Island

*Sand, shallow water, no waves

*Restrooms

*Dogs and Horses allowed

*Free lot parking

**$50 Extra Traveling Fee

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Seasonal Sunflowers (Rancho Bernardo)

*Open ONLY for the month of October

*Restrooms

*Many bees on site around the flowers, not for those with bee sting allergies!

*Permit Fee changes yearly, last year was $25

*$20 Extra Travel Fee

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Travel/Destination Sessions

Don't live in San Diego? I may be able to travel o you! The same family package pricing with added on travel fees (may include lodging and transfer to the location). 

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