9 Popular Locations for Family Photos in Austin

Are you wondering what are the best locations for family photos in Austin? Austin is full of amazing locations for your next family photo shoot. With our rolling hills, beautiful parks and vibrant city there is no shortage of beautiful backdrops to choose from. Here are nine of my favorite spots to go to for family photos in Austin.

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 the morning and evening. This park is definitely a favorite amongst photographers and with good reason. On a beauiful day in the spring or fall you will family lots of families enjoying this park for thier family photo shoot.

Bull Creek is my top recommendation on where to take family photos in Austin

Sekrit Theater

Sekrit Theater is no longer a secret!!! For all my fun, funky families wondering where to take family photos in Austin, this is a hip spot in east Austin that has become all the rage. Sekrit Theater is best known for its stunning greenhouse and black/white floor. Owned by a cool Austin couple that has embrace our town’s “Keep Austin Wierd” motto, they have turned their once ‘junky’ backyard into a photographer’s playground!

Sekrit Theater is the perfect location for the hip, modern families looking for a location in Austin to take family photos

Long Center/Butler Park

Whether you have just moved to Austin or you’ve been here your whole life, it’s always cool to get photos of our city’s beautiful (ever changing) skyline. Not sure if you want a park or urban setting? This location offers a mix of both. You get the city skyline, cool silver architure of the Long Center building, and short walk to Butler Park for some greenary. It’s a win win win!

Using the skyline at the Long Center is a great location for family photos 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.

Seaholm district is a cool choice for an urban location for family photos in Austin

Pennybacker Bridge/360 Bridge

The Pennybacker Bridge (otherwise known as the 360 Bridge) is another iconic Austin location. For families looking for locations for family photos in Austin that include both greenary, water, sunsets and a recogonziable symbol of Austin living. It’s best to visit this location right at sunset to capture the beautiful light and get a great photo of the bridge once the sun is low in the sky.

Favorite location for family photos in Austin - 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.

Mueller Lake Park is a great location for family photos in Austin that is in East Austin

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.

Locations for family photos in Austin - 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 can explore and climb on, which also makes for a great family shot. There are several swings which always makes for fun, playful images. This locations for family photos in Austin is a great choice spring, summer or fall. It sits on Lake Austin so you have pretty water shots, big trees, and some walking paths.

Locations for family photos in Austin- Woodlands Park

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. I love these lifestyle sessions and they can be used as a time capsule for capturing your child’s favorite things…because before you know it they will be on to the next stage. When thinking about locations for family photos in Austin, don’t forget about your own home!

The best places to take family photos is your own home

Austin is a beautiful city that offers a wide range of options for family photography. From natural outdoor settings to urban backdrops, there are many beautiful locations for family photos in Austin that are perfect for capturing cherished memories with your loved ones. I listed just a small sample of great locations. Contact me and we can work together to find the perfect location for your next family photo shoot.

Check out my current offerings of Mini Sessions for Fall 2019. My mini sessions are offered at several of my favorite locations for family photos in Austin.

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