"Do you know of a pretty place to take pictures?"
I can't count the number of times I've seen this question posed in a Facebook group. Clients always ask me where I like to take pictures. So I thought it'd be a good idea to share photos from some of my favorite locations to help clients select the location for their shoot.
Modeana, Texas — Burleson
Modeana, Texas, is a wedding venue that is hands down one of the prettiest places for pictures! The property is 27 acres and has beautiful oak trees. The rustic setting is a great location for families and seniors. Note: Since it is a wedding venue most Saturdays are booked. Sundays usually are not a problem but I will check before scheduling to see if it’s available.
Mountain Valley/Lakewood — Burleson/Joshua
One of my favorite places to shoot is in my own backyard! Mountain Valley and Lakewood are two beautiful neighborhoods in Burleson/Joshua. There are several different locations throughout the two neighborhoods that provide beautiful backgrounds and lighting, especially in the fall.
Russell Farm — Burleson
Russell Farm Art Center is one of my absolutely favorite places to take photos! The landscaped terrain is gorgeous and has several barns, restored farm buildings and other rustic sights. It's an amazing property that the city allows free use of. Note: It is not open on Sunday.
Old Town Burleson
Old Town Burleson is an amazing place to take photos! I like to take photos in the business section. The lighting there is to die for in the afternoon/early evening. This is a great spot for those wanting more of an urban look for their session.
Fort Worth Stockyards — Fort Worth
If you're from Texas — and perhaps even if you're not — you know what the Fort Worth Stockyards are. It is a popular tourist spot which also has lots of rustic views that make great settings for photos. This is another great free venue. There is some paid parking but free parking is available with not too far a walk.
Fort Worth Water Gardens — Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Water Gardens is a beautiful place for photos! The lighting is amazing in the evenings and the surrounding water makes for gorgeous backdrops.
Of course I'm always up for suggestions if you have a location in mind. If it's somewhere I haven't taken photos before I'd love the opportunity to see it before to get an idea of the best time of day for lighting. But don't be afraid to request a specific location!