Our Favorite Houston Photo Session Locations

Planning + Advice

After the last few years of photographing couples in the Houston area, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite session locations! Honestly, there’s almost too many to choose from when it came to making this list … but we wanted to share some places as a great place to start and see what’s out there:

CY-HOPE

Cy-Hope is located in Cypress, Texas. It is a non-profit organization that allows photographers to use their multi-acre property for photo sessions. We love this spot because of how much variety it can offer. In the spring and summer, the willow trees are full and the grass is green. In the winter, it offers warm foliage and brush.

Fees: $15 donation
Parking: Free
Outfit Changing Location: Car
Examples: Katie & Ashton Engagement, Brittany & Cody Engagement, Sarah & Brady Engagement

Our Favorite Houston Photo Session Locations

CHRISTINE ALLEN NATURE PARK

This spot is located near the Woodforest neighborhood. We love this spot as it takes on the personality of the seasons. Whether it’s in the Fall and all the trees are changing colors, or in the Spring and Summer when the grass is green and the wildflowers are out! We love the gorgeous light here! These sessions happen about two and a half hours before sunset just before sunset. It’s also a great location because it is readily accessible for families and WoFo locals.

Address: 5831 Woodforest Pkwy S Montgomery, TX 77316
Fees: None
Parking: Free on the street
Outfit Changing Location: Bathroom

Examples: Taylor & Michael Engagement

Our Favorite Houston Photo Session Locations

DOWNTOWN HOUSTON

Downtown Houston offers so many unique backdrops; Sabine street bridge, Saks Garage Rooftop, Eleanor Tinsley Park, and even the cityscape of Downtown Houston. These spots are a more modern approach to our sessions, and we love having a variety of locaitons all together. We try to reserve these sessions for week days, because downtown can be super crowded on weekends.

Fees: Certain areas require permits Downtown.
Address: Multiple
Parking: $1-$15
Outfit Changing Location: Car
Examples: Mamie & Cole Engagement, Brande & Rey Engagement,

Our Favorite Houston Photo Session Locations

MCGOVERN CENNTENNIAL GARDENS

This is a beautiful spot for people who want a garden feel for their shoot. It has a bright and modern feel with many different great spots to work with in the park. You have 2 hours covered with a photo permit, which is plenty of time to explore all the garden has to offer! We need at least a 2 weeks notice in order to acquire the proper permits to shoot in this location.

Address: 1500 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004
Fees: $135 for 2 hours
Parking: Free
Outfit Changing Location: Bathroom

Examples: Maggie & Geoff Engagement

Our Favorite Houston Photo Session Locations

WG JONES FOREST

This national forest is located just outside The Woodlands. Because of the thick trees and foliage, we like to start our sessions early here — at least three hours before sunset. This spot is perfect for people bringing pets, or for those who love the outdoors!

Address: 1328 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Conroe, TX 77384
Fees: None
Parking: Free
Outfit Changing Location: Car

Examples: Piper & Zach Engagement

Our Favorite Houston Photo Session Locations

GALVESTON BEACH

Ok it’s not Houston … but it’s close enough to drive! We think this spot speaks for itself. We are in love with the light on the beach at sunset. These sessions start as close to sunset as we can, and can include both water and beach shots as requested :)!

Address: We will send a pin on where to meet and park!
Fees: Travel fee – $75
Parking: Free in the beach lot, can be limited so try to arrive early
Outfit Changing Location: Car

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LAST UPDATED: March 2022

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