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Thank you for your interest in reserving a Photography Session with Mission San Juan Capistrano. If you have not booked a photo shoot with us before, please complete this online form to request a reservation. 

Please note that reservations are required at least one week in advance. However, due to limited photo shoots allowed per hour, we highly recommend booking more than one week out. Reservations requested with less than one weeks notice will be subject to a $75 late booking surcharge.

Reservations can be made every day of the week between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (last time slot is 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) This means you may reserve a session even on the days Mission San Juan Capistrano is closed to the public (currently Monday, except for major holidays).  

Please be aware that submission of this form does not guaranty a hold for the specified date and time. Once your request is submitted, a staff member from the Bookings Department will follow up with you within 2 working days to confirm availability and/or provide an alternate date choice for your photo shoot. Once we have confirmed that we have a copy of the photographer’s insurance on file, we will then follow up with an invoice to complete your reservation with full payment.

Photography Packages for You and Your Photographer!

Wedding Package (includes both videography and photography)We Do Not Provide a Photographer
Duration: 2 Hours
Guest(s): 1-10 Cost: $300 (Photography members to receive $25 discount)
Guests: 11-24 guests Cost: $500 (Photography member and non-member price)   
* For guest count over 24, please contact the Group Bookings Department at (949) 234-1317

Engagement and Pre-Wedding Package (includes both videography and photography)We Do Not Provide a Photographer
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Guest(s): 2
Cost: $200 (non-member) $175 (Photography member) 

Quinceanera Package (includes both photography and videography)We Do Not Provide a Photographer
Duration: 2 Hours
Guest(s): 1-10
Cost: $300 (Photography members to receive $25 discount) 

Portrait Package (photography only) – We Do Not Provide a Photographer
Engagement Maternity Family Headshots Quinceanera • Graduation Etc.

Duration: 1 Hour
Guest(s): 1-5 (or every 5)
Cost (Tuesday through Sunday): $80 (non-member) $50 (Photography member)
Cost (Monday): $100 (non-member) $50 (Photography member)

Are you in need of a photographer? Book your session with a Mission Preservation Society Photography Member! View list of current Photography Members

If you are making arrangements for a photoshoot following a wedding at the Mission Basilica Church, please do not use this form. Please contact the Group Bookings Department directly at (949) 234-1306.

The “guest count” is referring to the guests to be photographed (not the photographers/videographers/assistants.) Clothing changes are permitted under the Wedding, Engagement and Pre-Wedding, and Quinceanera Packages or when 2 hours are booked under the Portrait Package.

All payments are non-refundable, however, we would be happy to reschedule a photography reservation without penalty should the photographer or client not be able to arrive as scheduled, even the day of the shoot.


Does this Photographer have a current Photography Membership?

Name of Guest to Be Photographed

Desired Date Option 1
Desired Date Option 2
Preferred Start Time
Preferred End Time

Requests that include a copy of the photographer’s certificate of liability ($1 mill. General Liability is required) will be prioritized. Please email a copy by attachment to or use the uploader button below.
If your photographer does not carry an annual policy, you may provide a “same-day” insurance certificate. We recommend you check availability prior to requesting insurance for the specific day/time.
We look forward to working with you!
Please note: Special events days may not allow for photography. Additionally, Mission preservation projects or special/private events may take place at any given time, which may exclude access to a particular area on site.
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Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Closed for Annual Gala on September 22, 2023.
Closed early Christmas Eve and Good Friday.
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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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