Photography Sessions at Kimberly Crest

Kimberly Crest is the picture-perfect setting for photography that marks those special moments and milestones in your life. Acres of terraced gardens, curved stairways, koi ponds, water features, citrus groves, century-old architecture and stunning Southern California skies all contribute to making the landmark an effortlessly romantic venue for any occasion.

We encourage informal picture-taking using personal devices to share with friends and family and on social media. These are permitted throughout the gardens without reservation. Such photos may not be used for commercial purposes without prior written approval.

If you hire a professional photographer, or if the set up for your session is more formal or posed in nature, even if taken by family member, friend, or other nonprofessional, advanced reservations are required and photography fees may apply:

  • Monday – Wednesday 9 AM to 4 PM | Thursday – Friday 10 AM to Noon
    1 to 10 people – $150 per hour
    11 – 20 people – $200 per hour
    21+ people – $250 per hour
  • Tuesdays – Thursdays 5:00 PM – Sunset or  Sundays 10 AM to Noon
    1 to 10 people – $200 per hour
    11 – 20 people – $250 per hour
    21+ – $300 per hour
Photography appointments on Saturdays are extremely limited – June 15, June 29, July 13, July 20, and August 3.

To inquire about available appointments, please complete the form below.

We are open to the public and value every guest’s visit. Your photography session may not disturb or limit the experience of other guests in any way. Photography is not permitted inside any of our historic buildings.

To request an appointment, please complete the form below or email

Frequently asked questions

Can I take pictures inside the house?

Do I need an appointment?

Can I bring a prop?

Photography is allowed only in the gardens and not inside the house as it’s a museum.

Yes, for all professional or posed photography, even if a friend or family member is taking the pictures, requires an appointment.


All large props require prior approval. Horses require a carriage attached and may only be at the top of the circular driveway.

Can I Use a Drone?

Yes, but note that the grounds are open to the public so there is a chance there will be people in your shots.

Photography Reservation Request Form

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