Your Quinceanera is just around the corner and in order for you to keep all the memories, you will need a great photo and video service. One of the moments that will surely have a spot in your photo album is the time before the party, during which your photographer will take pictures of you in unique photo shoot spots near the reception hall.
Mario Herrera, a professional photographer with 23 years of experience working for special events, has his own business in Ontario and says that a photo shoot can be done in any place depending on the ability and experience of the person behind the camera. In any case, Herrera mentions some of the local places where you can get excellent pictures.
“One of my favorite spots in Ontario where I like to take pictures is the exterior of Chaffey High School, which is on Euclid,” says the expert. “The main auditorium is an old building with beautiful archways that were built in the 1930s, with a European façade and a church-like tower. It also has some spectacular gardens.”
Another spot recommended by the expert is the Red Hill park in Upland, which has beautiful green landscapes and a great view of the surrounding hills.
Around the city of Chino Hills, Herrera says that Club Campestre Los Serranos offers extraordinary photo shoot spots. “They have a golf course, gardens, and a lake. It’s only a matter of asking for the right permission,” says the specialist, adding that the venue is also available for Quinceanera celebrations. “Before you could only celebrate weddings there, but they have slowly expanded their services to Quinceaneras.”
Another one of Herrera’s favorite spots is the Mission Inn hotel in Riverside. This is an historic building with charming colonial architecture. The main atrium, courtyards, staircases, and balconies stand out as main choices. It’s so beautiful that they have guided trips that cost $12 per person. It is somewhat far from Ontario, but it’s worth the drive, especially if it’s a planned visit.
In Ontario, Herrera recommends doing photo shoots in central places such as the Convention Center, surrounding hotels, and even the Ontario Mills shopping center. “It’s a matter of taking advantage of certain elements that inexperienced photographers take for granted,” says Mario.
Another park that has vast green sceneries, a spectacular lake, and a view of the mountains is the Cucamonga Guasti Regional Park, which, despite its name, is located in Ontario. Thanks to its great size, you can choose several spots to shoot your pictures.
In addition to photo shoot spots, the professional also shared a few basic tips for hiring a professional service:
1. Plan ahead
2. Look for recommendations
3. Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Ask your photographer regarding these spots and make sure to bring your entire court of honor for pictures and memories that will last a lifetime.
To see Mario Herrera’s work, visit www.hphotoworks.com or www.herreraimage.com.