The Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California is one of the most beautiful locations to shoot in the Bay Area. The grounds are pretty large and include gardens, beautiful architecture, hiking trails and a perfectly manicured lawn. I’ve visited it a few times since I grew up nearby and I was excited to finally get to do a session here. This family are close friends of Josh and I from our Japan days and I was so grateful they drove out from central California to do this shoot with me! I’ve taken lots of pictures of them over the years and I was excited to add another one to the mix.
Villa Montalvo does require a permit fee to shoot here but it is totally worth it. If you have kids it’s a great, quiet place to shoot with lots of areas for the kids to explore as we shoot. Obviously it’s great for couples and weddings as well!
I’m excited to share that this shoot was featured on The Kindred Path and you can see that feature here.