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Dallas Wedding and Portrait Session Location Ideas

Are you looking for the perfect location for your engagement session, senior session,or maybe even a family/lifestyle session? You’ve come to the right place because this list contains awesome photography location ideas! The coolest thing about being an on-location photographer is that the world is my photography studio. You may not realize it but we are surrounded by TONS of photography location options. My personal favorites just happen to be Deep Ellum, The West End, Downtown McKinney, The Cotton Mill, and really any open field will due. The thing is though, it’s not my photography session that I’m shooting here. It’s yours! You should be in control of choosing a location that fits your personality, style, theme to set the overall tone for your photos. This is the exact reason why I put my clients in control of their location.

Check out my photography location idea list that I’ve created in order to make your research and decision process just a little bit easier. Click on the names to check out the location websites. If there is a money sign next to the location name then that means that an additional location fee would be required in order to schedule and shoot there. I have all of that info listed in a spreadsheet so let me know if you’d like to know how much a particular location costs. Even though the location does set the tone for your photos, don’t stress about it too much. I’ve shot ankle deep in mud at a run down barn, on top of parking garages, in grungy alley ways, junkyards, five star hotels and the list goes on. At the end of the day, your photos are all about you and the emotion conveyed.

party off the grid dallas

129 Leslie $

7 Senses $

A Loft $

Addison Circle Park

Aldredge House $

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Arlington Hall at Lee Park

Babe’s Chicken Frisco Location

Bass Performance Hall $

Bath House Cultural Center

Bedford Old School $

Bella Donna Chapel $

Bishop Arts District

Celestial Park

Chandor Gardens $

Clark Gardens $

Dallas Arboretum $

Dallas Arts District

Dallas Farmers Market

Dallas Museum of Art $

Dallas Suspension Bridge

Deep Ellum

Downtown Denton

Downtown Royse City

Event 1013 $

Fair Park

Fort Worth Botanical Gardens $

Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth Water Garden

Fountain Place

Frisco Square

Galaxy Drive-In Theatre $

Gaylord Texan $

Grapevine Botanical Garden $

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Harry Myers Park

Hickory Street Annex $

Highland Park Village

Historic Downtown Carrollton

Historic Downtown Grapevine

Historic Downtown McKinney Square

Historic Downtown Plano

Historic Downtown Wylie

Historic Heard-Craig House $

Hotel ZaZa $ [Exclusive to Clients ONLY]

JFK Memorial Square

Joule Hotel $

Klyde Warren Park *NEW*

Lake Grapevine

Lake Lewisville

Lakeside Park

Lakewood Theater $

Las Colinas Canals

Latino Cultural Center

Majestic Theater $

McKinney Avenue Trolley

Melrose Hotel $

Mockingbird Station

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center $

NYLO Irving $

NYLO Plano $

Old Red Courthouse $

Party off the Grid $

Public Libraries

Quorum Park

Rangers Ballpark

River Legacy Park

Ryan Manor $

Sandy Lake Amusement Park $

School of Rock

Shops at Legacy

SMU Campus

Southfork Ranch $

Southlake Town Square


Stoneleigh $ [Exclusive to clients ONLY]

Sundance Square

Swingin D Ranch $

Texas Discovery Gardens $

The Adolphus $

The Adriatica $

The Apartment $

The Bingham House $

The Cotton Mill $

The Crescent Hotel $

The Flour Mill $

The Frontiers of Flight Museum $

The Harbor Rockwall

The Iron Bed $

The Mansion on Turtle Creek $

The Milestone $

The Tribute Golf Club $

The West End (Dallas Alley)

Trinity River Corridor

Turner Falls $ (OK)

Uptown Dallas

Uptown Theater Grand Praire

Victory Park

W Hotel $

Watters Creek

West Village

White Rock Lake

Winspear Opera House

WOW, there sure are some amazing photography locations in the Dallas Fort Worth area!

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email at

Make it a fabulous day!


Afreen - July 6, 2014 - 4:25 AM

Hi I’m looking for a place to do a phootoshoot with my group of friends. Can you tell me a good free location to take pics with about 8 individuals? As I know more people is more hectic. Country theme and trees are welcome! Thanks so much!!

Live. Laugh. PHOTOGRAPH. - April 30, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Deep Ellum ;)

Kevin - April 25, 2014 - 1:07 PM

This is very helpful! I would like to know from you personally which is the best location to take engagement photos with my motorcycle added into the scene?

Talia - April 10, 2014 - 3:55 PM

I’m looking for a possible place to film a music video with a live band. We are on a limited spending budget. Do you have any suggestions?

Sara - January 31, 2014 - 3:16 PM

I am looking for like 3 place around the denton area. any ideas?

Live. Laugh. PHOTOGRAPH. - July 14, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Hi Leticia! I would check out Babe’s Chicken in Frisco, The Stockyards in Fort Worth, or Swingin’ D Ranch in Allen. Best of luck!

Live. Laugh. PHOTOGRAPH. - July 14, 2013 - 1:54 PM

Thanks for your positive feedback! ;)

Jerry - July 9, 2013 - 10:31 PM

This is awesome. It was very generous of you to share this. – JAM

jessica murrah - July 9, 2013 - 7:31 PM

I host a dfw photography locations page on facebook. I’d love to invite you to post your list on our page with tips you’d like to pass on that you’ve learned from shooting at them. Please e mail me so we can discuss. Thanks.

Twyla Rogers - June 10, 2013 - 11:15 AM

Hello. I am currently looking for a photographer/photography locations. My boyfriend and mine’s 5 year anniversary is in August. We aren’t married, but I am just looking to get photos taken because we never have actually had professional photos together. I would like to do something outdoors and I am open to a lot of recommendations that you may have. Anything in garden or old timey would be fine with me! and I would also like to know your pricing. Thank you :)

Taz - June 4, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Thank you so much for providing this wonderful list of location in Dallas for photographers. Really Appreciate it!

Leticia Enriquez - May 8, 2013 - 9:42 AM

Hello, I just recently moved to this state from California. Your absolutely right Texas has several beautiful locations, but I’m looking for a country theme location. Can you help me find a great location. Thanks!!

Abigail Adams - March 28, 2013 - 8:30 PM

I love your photographs!!! Can you send me the prices for an engagement session and what it includes?!
Thank you so much!!!
Look forward to hearing from you! :)

Krysta - January 6, 2013 - 6:17 PM

Do you have any suggestions on where to do Boudoir Photography? BTW I have been looking at your pictures all day and im totally inspired by your work! I would LOVE to know if you do any workshops or internships or even mentoring?? I would love to hear back from you!!

Micaela Boyd - December 10, 2012 - 7:37 AM

Thank you for this, and thank you google :) if you can help me out I’m looking for a place in Fort Worth area that has a ton of color?

Amy Cook - October 9, 2012 - 11:38 AM

I can’t thank you ENOUGH for showing up in my Google search. I’m teaching a workshop down there this weekend along with shooting two sessions of my own outside of it, and the only location suggested to me was the Botanic Garden- I’m not prepared to shell out hundreds to shoot there all weekend so this list is a God.Send. THANK YOU!! xoxo

Amy Cook
Amy Cook Photography, LLC

Live. Laugh. PHOTOGRAPH. - August 17, 2011 - 11:52 AM

Hi Ginae,

Thanks so much for your interest! Of course, I would be happy to participate in the interview. Please feel free to e-mail me at with the info.

Thanks so much!

-Ashley Lynn

Ginae B. McDonald - August 14, 2011 - 3:32 AM


I would like to do a short interview (3-4 questions) for my photography section @ the examiner. Here is my section:

The article would be best published with 4-7 images that were shot in Fort Worth.

Please, let me know if you’d be interested and thank you!


Shauna - August 4, 2011 - 12:34 AM

This is great!! I shoot at many of these already… but there are several here I never even knew about! Thanks for sharing! <3

Leslie Savage - August 4, 2011 - 12:03 AM

As someone who’s only lived in Dallas a little over a year, this list IS AMAZING. It’s all the places I shoot at, plus a million more! Ahh thank you!!! <3

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