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Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park

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30952 Oso Pkwy
Coto De Caza, CA 92679

setting: nature

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Tucked away in the hills of Orange County is one of our top three favorite locations for nature spots in the county. We love the beauty that all the wilderness parks bring, but this is an amazing park with so many features for your Orange County engagement photos. Thomas F Riley Wilderness Park Engagement Photos in Coto de Caza by Three16 Photography will add some truly beautiful nature to your engagement photos.

At Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park, we truly love all the open space the park provides, as well as the forest-like feel to it, the tall grass, hiking trails, bridges, a ranch-style wood fencing and all the tall trees. It also has a running spring with cobblestone rocks to bring out its beauty. It is the type of park we relish. If you go during certain times of the year, you will find a lot of greenery in the tall grass, but most of the year it is brown. And although the grass may be brown, you cannot help but feel its beauty.

You can also bring bikes or horses onto the trails for more unique photography shots.

Overall, this park does not get very crowded, which in turn makes it easier to shoot your Thomas F. Riley engagement photos without any interruption or people in the background of the photos. However, probably the toughest part about shooting your engagement photos here would be during the Christmas season as the park does get quite busy with many more people visiting the park and many photographers shooting family photography sessions. So, there is just a lot more people to tend with than the non-Christmas season.

Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park is located in Coto de Caza, which is a beautiful, upper-scale community with the awesome Coto de Caza Golf & Raquet Club nearby. The park is located at the end of the 241 freeway, which is the easiest way to get there. But for those who don’t want to pay a toll, you can also get there via the 5 freeway, but it takes just a little longer.

If you love nature, then you will love this beautiful location for your engagement photography session.

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