The best places for senior photos in Orange County, CaliforniaI know how nerve-wracking it can be to try to figure out which clothes to wear, which accessories, and shoes, let alone what you want your senior photos to look like. When brainstorming senior photo locations, I always keep your personality, interests, and style in mind. Here are just a few of the best Orange County locations I use for high school seniors photography.

Let’s start with a photo at the Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach.

1. On a Boat (aka Balboa Fun Zone)

We often take for granted the beautiful waterfronts we live near. Of course there’s always the beach, but if you’re in the mood for something a little more unique, a little more nautical, the harbor at Newport Beach’s Balboa Fun Zone is a great place for modern high school senior photos.

Best Orange County Senior Photo Locations - Fun Zone

2.  The Studio (Blue Sky’s, that is)

We’ve recently added some great upgrades to our Blue Sky’s Studio “studio,” including a white leather couch/ottoman, clean white brick wall, and even a makeup and hair station where our stylists will make you picture perfect. Clean white backgrounds, props, furniture, and wardrobe options can give your photos a high-end look.

3.  Laguna College of Art & Design (LCAD)

Just a quick walk from our studio is the picturesque nature-meets-art landscape of Laguna College of Art and Design.

Senior Photo Locations - LCAD

4. Balboa Pier

The oceanfront is such an important part of life here in Orange County and if you want that beachy feel with a little more sophistication, Balboa pier and the surrounding area is a great place to take your senior photos. 

5. James Dilley Preserve

This gorgeous wilderness area is not just a great escape from busy city life, but is also frequented by hikers and painters. The afternoon light is just wonderful for senior photos.Best Orange County Senior Photography location - wilderness area


6. Mission San Juan Capistrano

For a change of pace and old world feel the mission at San Juan Capistrano is a great place for seniors who want more texture and a rustic feel to their senior portraits.Best senior photo locations -Mission San Juan Capistrano


7. San Juan Open Space

Believe it or not this high school senior photo was taken in the San Juan Open Spaces near an old metal sidewall. There are so many hidden gems at this location, like the field of mustard flowers in the photo after this one.

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8.  Your Own Home

Sometimes the place you feel most at home, is well, in your own surroundings. And sometimes the best way to show your unique personality is to have your senior photos taken on your own family’s property, like these two were.High School Senior photos locaitons

9. The LAB

This “anti-mall” in Costa Mesa is a fun place to shoot senior photos because it has a great variety of modern/vintage art everywhere you look, like this fountain.

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10. Table Rock Beach

This Laguna Beach location is stunning place for a variety of natural light photography options. The cliffs and surrounding area have a wealth of places to find just the right pose for your senior photos.Best senior portrait locations - orange county table rock beachhigh school senior photography at orange county beach

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list of just a few of my favorite places to shoot senior photos. If you’d like to learn more about our senior photography packages check out the Blue Sky’s Studio senior photography website or sign up for my email list to get the latest news on promotions and giveaways.

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