Whether you are preparing for an engagement, bridal, or family session, picking the location for your photo shoot is one of the most important steps in preparing for your session. The type of location you choose can really determine the tone and feel of your photos. Whether your style is clean and modern and you like the city vibe, or you are more of the outdoorsy, nature type, we have put together a list of some of our favorite photo locations in the DFW area to help you decide.

Mandalay Canal – Las Colinas

Address: 215 Mandalay Canal, Irving, TX 75039

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SMU campus and Highland Park United Methodist Church

Address: Highland Park UMC -3300 Mockingbird Lane. Dallas, TX 75205

Winspear Opera / Flora Street – Art District, Dallas

Address: 2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201

Davis Park - Dallas, TX

Address: 4500 Drexel Ave. Highland Park, TX 7520

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve - Plano, TX

Address: 6701 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093

Prairie Creek Park - Richardson

Address: 2400 W Prairie Creek Dr, Richardson, TX 75080

Frisco Heritage Center/Frisco Commons - Frisco, TX.

Address: 6455 Page St, Frisco, TX 75034

Historic Downtown McKinney

Address: 111 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069

The Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch

Address: 2610 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Adriatica Village – McKinney

Address: 401 Adriatic Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070

LOCATIONS that charge an entrance fee


610 Elm St, McKinney, TX 75069

Fee: $150/hr - Be Reservation only

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Fee: $20/ per person - monday through friday only