Family/Headshots/Quinceanera Solo and Graduation Photography

Mission San Juan Capistrano reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its Collections. Policies have been outlined below to provide further information on how to gain necessary approvals for various photography needs. We define Professional Photography as: 1) receiving compensation for taking pictures (money or barter), 2) taking images for promotional purposes, 3) portrait or posed photos, 4) professional photography equipment present such as tripods, lights, reflector shields, etc.

The operation or use of any drones, unmanned aircraft/flying systems, and remotely-controlled or radio-controlled flying machines (whether or not motorized) of all types, shapes, and sizes at any time in the vicinity of or on Mission property is prohibited.

Please wear appropriate clothing for Mission grounds. Clothes that are revealing or inappropriate are not permitted on church property.

Family/Headshots/Quinceanera Solo & Graduation (photography only)
• Duration: 1 Hour
 Guest(s): 1-5 (or every 5)
 Cost: $80 (Non-Photography Member) $50 (Mission Photography Member)

All payments are nonrefundable. Additional nonrefundable fees may be assessed based on reserved time slot and party size, beyond a regular session.

Family/Headshots/Quinceanera Solo and Graduation Package Reservation Procedures:

Reservations are required at least one week in advance. However, due to limited, timed slots, we can book up in advance and we recommend booking more than one week out.

A Family/Headshots/Quinceanera Solo/Graduation Package is one hour and allows for 1-5 people photographed. Reservations are for specific time slots. Late arrivals forfeit their slot time and their payment.

Walk up photo sessions are prohibited unless photography members in the Mission Preservation Society and meet all criteria in place. Member walk ups will be charged the higher rates and are subject to availability regardless of membership status.


Mission San Juan Capistrano may photograph, film, or videotape visitors for educational and promotional purposes. Use of a ticket is implied consent for the use of the holder’s likeness, voice, or video image for marketing purposes.

Reservation slots are limited and special events days may not allow for photography. Please call in advance for availability.