California Super Bloom 2021 Photography Sessions

Be Free Among the California Super Blooms

Take advantage of these one per year incredibly unique opportunities to create seemingly impossible imagery, taking the viewer to a whole new world yet to be explored.

Respecting the plant life and flowers is of the utmost importance during all photo shoots. Never trample, leave no trace, and make sure the flowers are left in their wild, beautiful conditions.

Northern California Super Blooms

North Tabletop Mountain Phantom Falls

Blooming occurs from early-March to mid-May. Lupine, foothill triteleia, Sierra primroses, blue dicks, purple owl’s clover, and poppies.

2 1/2 Hour, Half day, and Full day photo shoots available.

Pinnacles National Park

Blooming occurs from March to mid-May. First-bloomers include milkmaids, shooting stars, and Indian warriors, followed by California poppies, bush poppies, fiesta flowers, monkey flowers, baby blue eyes, and bush lupine, and finally the heat-loving clarkias, orchids, penstemon, and roses.

Half day and Full day photo shoots available.

Mount Diablo State Park

Blooming occurs from early-March to May. Blue skullcap, Fendler’s meadow-rue, sanicula, Johnny-jump-ups, bush lupine, monkey flowers, globe lilies, California poppies, bird’s eyes, and wallflowers.

2 1/2 Hour, Half day, and Full day photo shoots available.

Lake Tahoe

Blooming occurs from late-April to July. White phlox, Mariposa lily, yellow plantain buttercup, blue lupine, bright-red snow plant, orange paintbrush, and lacy pussypaws.

2 1/2 Hour, Half day, and Full day photo shoots available.

Eastern Sierras

Blooming occurs from late-May to July. Orange tiger lilies, yellow mule’s ears, golden mustard, scarlet gilia, blue lupine, purple wild iris, and rosy desert peach.

Full day photo shoots available.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Blooming occurs from late-May to July, and sometimes through September, depending on snow-melt. Early in the blooming season, look for mountain mule’s ear, pussypaws, snow plant, and western wallflower, followed by corn lily and lupine.

Full day photo shoots available.

Southern California Super Blooms

Death Valley National Park

Blooming occurs between mid-February to mid-July. Lower elevations bloom first, with higher elevations blooming last. Gold daisys, gravel ghosts, and purple phacelias. 2021 predicts blooms at mid to higher elevations this year.

Full day photo shoots available.

Anza-Borrego State Park

Blooming occurs from mid-February to mid-May. Experience desert marigold, desert lily, sand verbena, desert sunflower, apricot mallow, desert five-spot, Orcutt’s woody aster, and blooming cacti. While 2021 will not have a super bloom, canyon trails will have plenty of flowers.

Full day photo shoots available.

Antelope Valley State Park

Blooming occurs between mid-February to mid-May. Poppies are the most predominant flower here, as well as desert pincushion, blue dicks, California aster, and blue lupine. There are currently sparsely populated blooms, with potential for more with March rains.

Full day photo shoots available.

Channel Islands National Park

Blooming occurs from mid-February to mid-May. On Anacapa, Santa Barbara, and San Miguel Islands, yellow coreopsis begin blooming in January, lasting through March. The rare, butter-yellow soft-leaved Indian paintbrush is only found on Santa Rosa Island. San Miguel is home to lupine and poppies, while Anacapa features red paintbrush and island morning glory. Santa Barbara Island blossoms with lavender chicory and pale-yellow cream cups.

Full day + travel + accommodations photo shoots available.

Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area

Blooming occurs between mid-February to mid-May. Wild hyacinth, shooting stars, buttercups, milkmaids, Johnny-jump-ups, chocolate lilies, scarlet Indian paintbrush, goldfields, purple fiesta flowers, popcorn flowers, and poppies cover the mountain areas.

Half day and Full day photo shoots available.

Are you ready to create something magical during Super Bloom season?

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