San Antonio Photography Locations

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 — 2 Hour Session Locations

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!

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Gruene, Texas

Keywords: River, hike, field, small town, structures, rustic

Gruene is a great little town near San Antonio if you’re looking for a rustic location. It has a lot of cute barns and rustic buildings that make for great backdrops. There is also a beautiful river nearby that’s a short walk from the main street, but it’s totally worth it.

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.

Basic Family Package — 1 Hour Session Locations

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.

Brackenridge Park, 3700 N St. Mary’s St.

Keywords: Trees, green-grass field, structures, white-stone bridges

Brackenridge Park is great because it’s in central San Antonio. If you want a place with beautiful, tall trees and greenery, this is the place for you. In the winter, the leaves turn yellow and orange. There are also a couple of options nearby: Witte Museum has some pretty structures or there’s a field of short, green grass where the sun sets behind it beautifully.

Denman Estate Park,  7735 Mockingbird Ln

Denman Estate Park is another great location with colorful trees in the fall. There’s also a variety of other backdrops such as a bridge, ranch-like fence, and a lake in the center.

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.

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.

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