I think it was more than ten years ago when I first visited the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park on a date. I had completely forgotten about it for some reason, and boom, I remembered it again! Your mind does funny things sometimes. The place was gorgeous. And it was kind of fun to wonder, hm, what is in this corner, turn that corner, then remember, oh, yeah, I remember this part! There were actually two photo shoots going on plus a wedding being set up, so lots of people do know about this beautiful place!
An ornate "AA" mail box right as you enter from the parking lot
The little walls, arches & partitions are what makes this place so intimate even though a lot of people visit here.
I didn't have as much time to linger and check out the artists studios here but I am definitely going back for another visit soon!
Beautiful flowers compliment the architecture
A rustic wood shop all the way in the back
On the other side of the hedge, a small wedding was being set up, rows of chairs lined up. To the right, a photographer (I SO felt for her!) was trying to take a family portrait with a screaming baby!
Allied Arts Guild - a beautiful place to visit & to photograph