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Garden Rendezvous at Greystone Beverly Hills: Planning Your Portrait Session at the Mansion

Tucked away in Beverly Hills, Greystone Mansion showcases timeless elegance with a nostalgic vintage feel. Greystone is not your typical LA wedding venue. It truly looks like a stately manor from a movie. Imagine a scene where the couple romantically runs off into the garden to sneak a kiss while partygoers carry on. It’s the epitome of romance, and it’s precisely what Abby and Tyler were going for in their couple portraits. They’re hosting their wedding in Canada, but they booked portraits with me during a fun trip to LA. Their photos mimic their wedding style, and I love that they immersed themselves in the theme. I can easily see this playing out on the big screen!

To get in character, if you will, Abby and Tyler got dressed up and trusted me with their editorial-style garden rendezvous photoshoot. Being in LA, couples have requested quite a few styles and themes, from Old Hollywood to high-fashion and beachy bliss, but this one took me by surprise in the best way, and we had so much fun!

Escape to Greystone Beverly Hills for Your Next Portrait Session

You’ll fall head over heels for this enchanting secret garden as the backdrop for your portraits and love story. Planning a garden rendezvous at Greystone Mansion will give you an unforgettable experience, whether planning a couple’s session or tying the knot here.

During your session, get lost in the moment and spend some time wandering through gardens brimming with vibrant blossoms and captivating statues. The romantic ambiance sets the scene for stunning photos that capture the essence ofyour personality.

Greystone Mansion offers an array of beautiful settings for your portrait session, with its architectural marvels and stunning natural surroundings. From the enchanting rose garden to the secluded pathways, each corner reveals a unique allure that adds authenticity and intrigue to your photos.

Elevate your portraits to a new level at Greystone Mansion Beverly Hills. Discover the perfect blend of history, elegance, and natural whimsy as you plan your garden portraits at this hidden gem in Beverly Hills. From full-scale garden weddings to scenic engagements and romantic elopements, this is a venue you don’t want to miss!

Tips for Planning Your Greystone Garden Portrait Session

Ok, let’s have a little fun with this! I’m always pondering ways to make my photography experience even better for couples, and these two inspired me toward the concept of acting out a story. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be actors, but it can be really fun to imagine yourselves in a scene to play up your session. (And if that’s just not you, no worries! Do your thing, and I’ll guide you through the session just the same.)

Determine your story for posing.

Don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild! Given the moody, historic backdrop, I incorporated lots of film into this session. Meanwhile, Abby and Tyler envisioned a classic movie scene where they leave the party and escape to a secluded alcove in the garden for an intimate moment and deep conversation. These two were naturals—they felt totally in their element both in the garden and in front of the camera. What’s your story? I’d love to play along and capture it for you!

Choose the Right Time of Year for Your Greystone Session

The seasons play a significant role in determining the atmosphere and color palette of your garden portraits. Spring brings vibrant blooms and fresh greenery, creating a lively and whimsical backdrop. Summer offers lush foliage and warm golden light, perfect for capturing magical moments. Fall showcases a stunning array of autumnal colors, adding depth and warmth to your photographs. Winter, with its bare branches and stark landscapes, can create a dramatic and ethereal ambiance—dark and moody, anyone? Consider the look and feel you desire for your portraits and choose the time of year accordingly.

Select the Perfect Outfits for Your Garden Portrait Session

Your choice of outfits can significantly enhance the overall aesthetic of your garden portraits. When selecting your attire, consider the color scheme of the surroundings and aim for complementary or contrasting colors that will make you stand out. Opt for flowing dresses, tailored suits, or casual chic outfits that reflect your personal style and the mood you want to convey. Avoid busy patterns or logos that may distract from the natural beauty of the gardens. Don’t forget to dress comfortably to ensure you can move freely and feel comfortable during your session.

Explore the Gardens at Greystone for Photo Opportunities

Greystone Beverly Hills seems to have endless gardens, each with a slightly different design and aesthetic for diverse photo opportunities. Explore the classic rose garden, secluded pathways, and hidden nooks that offer intimate and secluded spaces for intimate portraits.

Add Personal Touches to Your Garden Portrait Session

Consider bringing sentimental props and incorporating elements representing your shared interests, hobbies, or cultural backgrounds. Personalize your session by choosing poses and interactions that capture your chemistry and connection. The more personal and meaningful the elements you incorporate, the more your portraits will resonate with authenticity and emotion.

Weddings & Portrait Sessions at Greystone Beverly Hills

Why settle for ordinary when you can make memories and capture moments in a secret garden rendezvous at Greystone Beverly Hills? Get ready to create stunning garden portraits that will leave you breathless.

Note: A Greystone Mansion photo permit is $370, but it is so worth it to create these one-of-a-kind portraits and book an experience you’ll never forget.

If you’re considering a Greystone Mansion wedding or photo session, don’t hesitate to reach out with more questions! I can’t wait to meet you.

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