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Photography at Elliston

Simple Joie Photography

Elliston has been featured in many styled event shoots, commercials, short films, commercial shoots, and films. Our visitors are welcome to take photography and videos during their visit with handheld cameras and camera phones.

For guests wanting to take portrait sessions, professional photography, or commercial photography, please see the information below.

Photography sessions are available by appointment only. Elliston hosts events and tours on a daily basis, so appointments are required so that photography sessions do not disrupt our business operations.

To schedule a photography session, please download, sign and deliver our photography policy form, and contact our office at
info@elliston.com or 925-862-2377

Photography must be conducted without disruption to Elliston operations or limitation to the accessibility of the other guests including doorways, pathways, and high traffic areas.

Photography Use Fees

Outdoor shoots during regular business hours of 10am – 4pm – no fee
Outdoor shoots on property outside of business hours – $100 per hour
Shoots inside the mansion – $200

"We had so many guests raving about the food, it was very good. I was very pleased with our day-of coordinator Madeline. She was so organized and very patient. Her attention to detail was absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much, I would definitely recommend Elliston to anyone considering having their event here. My wedding was exactly how I always envisioned it!" - Kristine & James - October 26, 2013