Sunday, April 14, early morning

Sunday, June 9, mid-day

Sunday, August 18, late afternoon

Preston Castle

900 (end of) Palm Drive

Ione, CA

On Photo Day, you can roam the Castle and grounds and access all of the non-restricted areas to get the perfect shot. New this year, we are offering 3 separate 2 hour sessions on each Photo Day, limiting the number of visitors to 30 per session. Note that the April 14 date includes early morning light, and the August 18 date includes twilight/evening light.

Only 30 tickets available for each session!

Session Schedule:

April 14

5:00 am – 7:00 am Sunrise Session
7:15 am – 9:15 am Early Sunlight Session
9:30 am - 11:30 am Morning Session
Note: Sunrise is @ 6:29 am

June 9

9:00 am – 11:00 am Morning Session
11:15 am – 1:15 pm Noon Session
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Session

August 18

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Session
4:15 pm – 6:15 pm Later Sunlight Session
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Sunset Session
Note: Sunset is @ 7:53 pm

You may bring models/hair dressers/make-up artists, just buy a ticket for them.

Guests may bring tripods and battery-driven lights. Halogen and other high heat light sources are prohibited by the fire department. The Preston Castle is a Drone Free Zone.

If you are interested in having the Preston Castle site all to yourself, please contact us for a private shoot.


$30 per person, per session, per date

$50 per person for 2 consecutve sessions

$70 per person for all 3 consecutive sessions

No Refunds.

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