The Best Places for Houston Outdoor Photoshoots

Outdoor senior girl photoshoot at Houston Mural Walls

Finding the perfect Houston location for your outdoor photoshoot

It’s no secret that Houston is packed with beautiful parks and vibrant urban scenery.  We’ve been exploring the city for many years and have come up with a list of our favorite Houston outdoor locations for your next photoshoot. 

The perfect location can turn a photo into a gorgeous work of art. Whether you’re interested in gathering the family for a yearly family photo session, or as a just-for-fun photo adventure, here are some of our favorite spots around Houston for your next photoshoot. 

Check out our Family Gallery to get some other ideas on Houston outdoor photoshoots!

Our Favorite Houston Outdoor Locations for your next family photoshoot

Houston Arboretum

First on our list for Houston outdoor locations is the Houston Arboretum. This location is perfect for those seeking a beautiful park environment.  The Arboretum features beautifully paved trails, boardwalks, and various plant life.  It’s very lush and green during the Spring and Summer months and there is always something new to discover!Children in the spring at the Houston Arboretum for photoshoot

Eastern Glades at Memorial Park

This is a brand new beautifully landscaped urban park featuring gorgeous pine tree lined trials and boardwalks, a stunning lake,  grasslands, and wildflowers. Requires a photo permit.

Outdoor senior boy photoshoot at 19th Street in Houston Heights19th Street Shopping District

If you’re seeking a more eclectic, kitschy, or classic-feeling downtown vibe, this location showcases some fun mural walls and is particularly great for seniors and couples.

Downtown Houston

Looking for that metropolitan, cityscape vibe? There are a lot of great places to explore right in downtown Houston.  Seniors love graffiti park! Parking can be tricky however, so this locale may be better united for seniors, couples, and those seeking business branding shoots, vs. larger groups.

Downtown Houston family photoshoot with parents and twinsBuffalo Bayou Park/Eleanor Tinsley Park

Choose from a dramatic skyline view of downtown, a modern vibe around the park’s sculptures, or the natural backdrop of the banks of the bayou. This park is full of varied backdrops! While the parking is decent, it’s worth noting that there can be a lot of walking and climbing stairs at this location.

Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park

Considered one of the more desirable spots for photo sessions, this location offers a wide variety of backdrops that are conveniently close to one another. From the jagged stone steps to the pavilion, the fountains, and gardens, you’ll have a variety to choose from. Parking can sometimes be tricky if the weather is nice; requires a photo permit.

Houston Botanic Garden

And finally, we’re excited for this newly opened park on the south side of town, near Hobby Airport.  The gardens and landscape are still being developed but they should be amazing by Spring 2021. They only allow photo sessions Monday – Friday between 9:00AM – 5:00PM and they do require a photo permit.

Have one you love you want to see on our list?  Contact us and let us know about it!

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