A big part of your photo session is the location, but what’s most important is YOU!
As you look through these locations, understand that every photo session is different and unique. If you have another location in mind, let me know! I love to explore new places.
Photography Locations in San Antonio
Full Family Experience — 1-2 Hour Session
Canyon Lake, 601 Coe Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Canyon Lake Overlook Park is stunning for that amazing view. Cool off in the lake and enjoy the scenery. Although it is a little bit of a drive and hike, it’s totally worth it!
Keyword: Waterside, lake, tall grass, trees
This location also has some trees and greenery and a bridge that overlooks Canyon Lake that’s beautiful at sunset.
Cibalo Nature Center, 140 City Park Rd, Boerne, TX
Keywords: Trees, river, tall-grass fields, bridges
Cibalo Nature Center is probably my favorite locations (along with many other photographers)! Although it can get busy, it never disappoints even on a cloudy day. It is a huge nature park with lots of tall, wispy grass and a river with huge trees along it. It’s a stunning location at sunset!
Espada Park, 1750 SE Military Dr
Keywords: Field, river
This park is my little hidden gem. We have a couple of options here. There’s a beautiful river with big rocks that you can explore with your kiddos, and there’s a beautiful field of tall, wispy grass that the sun sets behind, making for stunning images!
Pearl Brewery, 303 Pearl Pkwy #300
The Pearl Brewery is also in central San Antonio and has more of an urban feel. It’s has a lot of variety, and there’s often a lot of people walking around, if you don’t mind. Nearby, you can go down to the San Antonio River, where there’s beautiful spots with waterfalls.
This is a great spot during the holidays because the Christmas lights are on and they have a huge tree in the middle.
Phil Hardberger Park, 13203 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
Keyword: Trees, tall grass, bridge, structure
Phil Hardberger Park is a gem in San Antonio. It definitely gives me Cibalo Nature Center vibes with a field tall, wispy grass, so if you love Cibalo but don’t want to drive to Boerne, this is a great option.
Basic Family Package — 1 Hour Session
The Valerie Marie Greenhouse, Southeast San Antonio
Keywords: Plants, structure, greenhouse
The Valerie Marie Greenhouse is my very own location in my parent’s backyard. It’s a beautiful, chic glass-window greenhouse with lots of plants! This is a smaller location, but it’s great for 1-hour family sessions, child milestone, and grad sessions. I also have season mini session here.
Other Location Options — Great for Children’s Milestone + Grad Sessions
Downtown San Antonio
Keywords: Cityscape, structures, bridges, water features
Our city is beautiful and there are so many great places to shoot downtown.
Hemisfair Park, 434 S Alamo St, (pictured right) offers the Tower of Americas in view and some great water features and bridges (below).
Market Square, 514 W Commerce St, is another great spot down town if you want a fiesta look.
Japanese Tea Gardens, 3875 N St Mary’s St
Keywords: Waterfall, flowers, plants, stairs, stone paths, bridges
The Japanese Tea Gardens is a beautiful location with lots of beautiful colors and plants. This location is small with narrow paths and not wheel chair accessible, but it works for small families, graduates or children milestone sessions.
Landa Library, 233 Bushnell Ave
Keywords: Structure, arches, trees, playground
Landa Library is a little, quaint place with a beautiful arched building with a few hidden nooks. This location is great for graduation photos and great for mini sessions because it’s small and you don’t have to walk a lot. It is wheel chair accessible. There is also a play ground, which is great to let the kids play after the session for some great candid photos.