Madonna Inn Secret Garden for a Stunning Portrait Session



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The Madonna Inn is one of the most popular destinations in San Luis Obispo, California. The world-famous resort and spa offer uniquely themed rooms, a spa, a restaurant, a bakery, shopping, and horseback riding. Two of my favorite things at Madonna Inn are their pink champagne cake that you can purchase at the bakery and the Secret Garden. I absolutely love doing photo sessions at the Secret Garden. The location is easy to find and there’s always plenty of parking. There is a variety of flowers, shrubbery, and trees. The Secret Garden is also used as a venue for Wedding receptions.

Real Sessions at Madonna Inn Secret Garden

High School Senior Session

Family Session

High School Senior Session

Madonna Inn Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is great for any type of session. The Garden offers a variety of backgrounds. Here are three sessions I wanted to share with you. Two senior high school senior sessions and one family mini-session. These sessions were all photographed in October 2022. The gardens are beautiful all year around. Enjoy!

Interested in visiting the Madonna Inn and the Secret Garden for your session? Then head to 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA!

Before you go, I want to introduce you to Fiona Saxton who wrote a blog about a wedding in Ellingham Hall Northumberland. Go check her out!!!

For more San Luis Obispo resources, check out the blog links below. While you’re here, if you would like to book a photo session at the Secret Garden, please send me a message by clicking here. I would love to work with you and your sweet family, so let’s schedule a session together!


  1. Ruth says:

    Gosh these are all soo beautiful!! And it looks like an amazing location!!

  2. Robyn Scherer says:

    Holy Moly! I love all the backgrounds! Hard to believe all in one place ALL. year round. Beautiful work!

  3. Robyn Scherer says:

    Gorgeous work! Looking forward to working with you next June!

  4. Fiona Saxton says:

    Such stunning work and a beautiful location.

  5. What a gorgeous location! But your photos are just beautiful too!

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