Photography Permit: 16-20

Saturday September 23

Other dates...

9:00 AM  –  2:00 PM


Descanso Gardens welcomes artists and photographers to capture our natural beauty. There are limitations on equipment that amateur photographers may bring into the Gardens. Families, couples, commercial photographers, and members of the media are welcome to take photographs on our grounds according to the policies and procedures outlined below. All posed photography, both commercial and non-commercial, requires a reservation and fee.

Reserving a One-Time Use Photography Permit:

  • Each permit is good on the date it is issued anytime between 9am-2pm
  • All permit holders must check in at the Visitor Center and sign the photography agreement
  • Same-day photography bookings can be made on a first-come, first-served basis

Group Size and Price

  • 1-5 people $300
  • 6-10 people $400
  • 11-15 people $600
  • 16-20 people $700

Groups of 21 people or more need to contact the Special Events office at or 818-949-4291. 


  • There are NO refunds for Photography Permits
  • Sessions can be rescheduled up to 48 hours from the date on the permit. 

For more information:

Email or call 818-949-4200


Please enter the number of photo permits you are purchasing in the "Quantity" field below.