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If you’re looking to get the perfect backdrop, Orange County offers a myriad of settings to serve as the perfect location for your family photos. Often the first background that comes to mind is one of Orange County’s attractive beaches, which is always a nice accompaniment to images; however, Orange County also has urban, artistic settings, a zoological garden with animals from all over the world and, of course, Disneyland. All of these selections can provide one-of-kind photos that incorporate your family’s interests and favorite pastimes.

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Montage Laguna Beach
30801 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-6000
www.montagehotels.com

This luxurious hotel captures the natural beauty of one of Orange County’s most picturesque beach communities. Whether you prefer photos be taken at sunset on the sand, or with the exclusive resort-like hotel in the background, this breathtaking spot is definitely not one to be overlooked. After snapping pictures of your family, stop in the hotel for drinks or check-in to a room with a serene ocean view. There’s also a stunning pool to take a dip in and spa services to make you feel pampered.

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Disneyland
1313 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 781-7277
www.disneyland.disney.go.com

The happiest place on Earth just may be one the best places to bring family and friends together – especially for a family photo. Venture to your favorite park attractions and capture moments with some of the beloved Disney characters roaming the park. The atmosphere is sure to evoke all smiles – even for those who don’t like their picture taken. After the photo session, you and your family can hop on your favorite rides and enjoy the rest of the day with entertainment, shopping and recreation.

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(credit: City of Newport Beach)


Corona del Mar State Beach
3001 Ocean Blvd.
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 644-3151
www.parks.ca.gov

Accent your pictures with some of Orange County’s exceptional outdoor beauty at Corona del Mar State Beach. The beach is adorned with cliffs and rocks to complement the splashing waves. There is also an RV park if you and your family like to camp. You can make a weekend out of it and go swimming, hiking, diving and surfing after taking pictures. This photo session may be the one your family remembers most.

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(credit: Jorge C./Yelp)


Santa Ana Arts District
207 N Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 547-6100 Ext 205
www.downtown-santaana.com

If you are looking for a more urban background for your family photos, check out the Santa Ana Arts District. The charming, creative culture is sure to enhance your family’s smiles and wall decor. The area consists of several art galleries and restaurants to peruse during and after the photo session. Perhaps you can schedule pictures before the Santa Ana First Saturdays Artwalk that begins at 6 p.m. After pictures are done, you can take part in the festivities.

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(credit: Nili S./Yelp)


Rancho Las Lomas
19191 Lawrence Canyon
Silverado, CA 92676
(949) 888-3080
www.rancholaslomas.com

If your family enjoys wildlife, then you may want to consider taking photos at Rancho Las Lomas. This private location has a zoological garden with tigers, alpacas, macaws, zebras and servals. The backdrop of exotic animals will accentuate your family’s adventurous spirit and may make people question what country you flew to for these images. Your walls and photo albums will radiate with family, fun and nature.

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Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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