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Newsletter - January 2008

Notice: I will book budget photography jobs per request. I am retired from photography. Please ignore my package/pricing. I will only take budget customers per request. I served Ventura County for over a decade. I have photographed hundreds of weddings. Email me: (home at venturaphoto dot com).

* If you have a normal budget, I am not a photographer for you. And PLEASE, I will not work for free. Expect to pay something. It takes me 5 hours just to get ready.

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Day in Santa Clarita

Visiting a wedding photography client

Reception, Santa Clarita
Reception at Santa Clarita

I had a meeting with a potential wedding customer from Palmdale. They came from so far away that our meeting location had to be in Santa Clarita. I have never been in Santa Clarita before, so I decided to survey the city while I was in Santa Clarita. My plan was to visit several wedding locations in Santa Clarita and get a general feeling of Antelope Valley as a Wedding location.

Santa Clarita is located in Antelope Valley. The neighboring cities are Valencia, Canyon Country, Newhall, Cataic, and Stevenson Ranch. Out of all the cities in Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita acts as the big brother of them all.

It took me over 1 hour to drive over to Santa Clarita. I met the wedding customers at Starbucks on Valencia Blvd. We had a nice chat. I have a good feeling about this couple. They already booked their wedding venue at Robinson Ranch in Santa Clarita. Robinson Ranch is a golf course located outskirts of Santa Clarita. My clients were proud to tell me that Robinson Ranch is the best wedding location in the entire Antelope Valley.

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Robinson Ranch, Santa Clarita's top wedding venue
Photographer: John Park

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After the meeting, I drove around the city of Santa Clarita with a map. I visited a dozen or so wedding locations in Santa Clarita area. I went to a few parks, Robinson Ranch, and some restaurants.

David March Park, Santa Clarita, a small wedding location
Photographer: John Park

What I have noticed about the parks in Santa Clarita was that they were not very big. Also there were a lot of people in the park enjoying the day. A lot of websites listed parks in Santa Clarita as potential wedding locations. But these parks are ideal for a small wedding (party of twenty or less).

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Todd Longshore Park, Santa Clarita Photographer: John Park

Also, you might want to check with the City of Santa Clarita first. City of Santa Clarita manages 20 parks in the entire Antelope Valley area including Valencia & Newhall.

During the day I met two wedding photographers and one videographer at various wedding locations in Santa Clarita. They didn't know I was a wedding photographer. I casually walked up to each wedding photographer and chatted. I never saw another wedding photographer at work, so I was curious to see what they do. I wasn't spying on them or anything. It was just fun to talk to other wedding photographers.

It was a long day. I was very tired and hungry after 5 hours in Santa Clarita, Canyon Country, & Newhall. I had a quick bite at McDonald's in Santa Clarita and headed back home.

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Wedding Venues in Santa Clarita

Canyon Country Park
17615 Soledad Canyon Rd Canyon Country, CA

North Oaks Park
27824 Camp Plenty Rd Canyon Country, CA

Oggis Pizza & Brewing Company - Santa Clarita
18810 Soledad Canyon Rd Canyon Country, CA

Val Verde Community Regional Park
30300 Arlington St Castaic, CA

George A Caravalho Santa Clarita Sports Complex
Center Pointe Pkwy Castaic, CA

Castaic Regional Sports Complex
31230 Castaic Rd Castaic, CA

Hasley Canyon Park
28700 Quincy St Castaic, CA

Del Valle Park
28201 Sloan Canyon Rd Castaic, CA

Towsley Canyon Lodge
24255 The Old Road Newhall, CA 310-858-7272 ext.180

Kelly's Wedding Garden
26453 Friendly Valley Pkwy Newhall, CA

Ed Davis Park Towsely Canyon
24255 The Old Road Newhall, CA

William S. Hart Regional Park
24151 San Fernando Rd Newhall, CA

Placerita Canyon Natural Area & Nature Center
19152 Placerita Canyon Rd Newhall, CA

Cruz's Bridal and Tux
28100 Bouquet Canyon Road #205 Saugus CA 91350 (661) 263-2990

Kelly's Wedding Garden and Banquet Facilities
26453 Friendly Valley Parkway Santa Clarita, CA 91321 - 661-250-4174

Le Chene French Cuisine
12625 Sierra Hwy Santa Clarita, CA 661-251-4315

Robinson Ranch
27734 Sand Canyon Rd Santa Clarita, CA 661- 252-8484

Santa Clarita Park
27285 Seco Canyon Rd Santa Clarita, CA

The Aquatic Center
20850 Centre Pointe Pkwy Santa Clarita, CA

Saugus Speedway
22500 Soledad Canyon Rd Santa Clarita, CA

David March Park
28310 Via Joyce Dr Santa Clarita, CA

Jake Kuredjian Park
26265 Pico Canyon Rd Stevenson Ranch, CA

27201 Pico Canyon Road Stevenson Ranch, CA

TPC at Valencia
26550 Heritage View Ln Stevenson Ranch, CA

Hyatt Valencia
24500 Town Center Drive Valencia, CA 661-678-4092

Valencia Country Club
27330 North Tourney Road Valencia, CA 91355 661-254-4401

Northbridge Park
27400 N. Grandview, Valencia CA 661-259-1750

Hilton Garden Inn Valencia Six Flags
27710 The Old Road, Valencia, California,91355
Tel: 661-254-8800 Fax: 661-254-9399

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