Favorite Locations for Family Photos in Austin

Austin is full of amazing locations for your next family photoshoot. With our rolling hills, beautiful parks and vibrant city there is no shortage of beautiful backdrops to choose from. Here are just a handful of some of my favorite locations for family photos in Austin.

Oh, and I’ve got a special surprise at the end of this post!  I’m taking part in a blog circle with some photographer friends of mine.  We’re linking to each other’s posts, so you can check out what they’re up to. This month, I’m linking to a fabulous photographer from the Twin Cities who’s sharing a super fun shoot at the Minosota State Fair.

Bull Creek Park

Bull Creek is a beautiful park with gorgeous trees, flowing water, and cool rock formations. It also has amazing light both in morning and evening. This park is definitely a favorite amongst photographers and with good reason.

Family photos taken at Bull Creek Park in Austin

Sekrit Theater

Sekrit Theater is no longer a secret!!! This is a fun, hip spot in east Austin that is best known for its stunning greenhouse and black/white floor. Owned by a fun Austin couple, they have turned their once ‘junky’ backyard into a photographer’s paradise!

Family photos taken at Sekrit Theater in Austin

Long Center/Butler Park

Whether you have just moved to Austin or you’ve been here your whole life, it’s always fun to get photos with our city’s beautiful skyline. Plus this location offers a park setting and cool architecture. It’s a win win win!

Family photos taken at the Long Center in Austin

Seaholm District

Seaholm district was the former industrial section of downtown Austin, and over the last several years has made a dramatic transformation into a cool urban area. With the iconic art deco architecture from the old power plant, to the new modern Central Libray, there are lots of fun spots for photos.

Family photos taken in the Seaholm district in Austin

Pennybacker Bridge/360 Bridge

The Pennybacker Bridge (otherwise known as the 360 Bridge) is another iconic Austin location. But beyond just shooting photos with the bridge, this area also has beautiful trees, a great sunset and pretty water.

Favorite location spot - the Pennybacker bridge

Mueller Lake Park

This east Austin park is another favorite because not only does this location have a beautiful park and sunlight, but you get a mix of location choices with both some urban areas to walk around and the park with water.

Family photos taken at Mueller Lake Park

Commons Ford Ranch

Commons Ford Ranch is a park tucked, hidden away in Westlake. This park gets some of the most delicious light (beautiful in the morning and evening). At this location, you park in a dirt parking area then walk a short path, taking photos along the way, and then the park opens up to Lake Austin.

Family photos at Commons Ford Ranch

Woodlands Park

Woodlands park is a quiet neighborhood park that is tucked away in NW Austin. It has a beautiful fallen tree that kids love to climb and also makes for a great family shot. It sits on Lake Austin so you have pretty water shots, big trees and some walking paths.

Your own home

There is nothing quite like capturing the memories of your family in your own home. In-home sessions are some of my most favorite sessions because I get the opportunity to capture your children in their own environment, where they are most comfortable.

The best places to take family photos is your own home

These are just a sample of great locations for family photos in Austin. We have so many beautiful locations to choose from. Contact me and we can work together to find the perfect location for your next family photo shoot.

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Oh and don’t forget to follow along the blog circle.  There’s a group of five of us this month, and next up is my friend Michele.  Click here to check out her blog post from the Minnesota State Fair: Twin Cities Family Photographer.

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