Family Photo Locations

Choosing Family Photo Locations can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.

Location ideas for your next Austin family photography session.

First of all, family photos are timeless. If you are looking to update your family portraits, family wall art, family heirloom albums, or take some portraits for the first time, you might be wondering about what location to use for them.

Next, and especially relevant are some things to consider before choosing a location:


A family portrait session is where you get to smile, laugh and be yourselves. Some of your family members might be shy, and if that is the case, you might not want to choose a very public spot.


What makes your family unique? Choose a location that fits in with who you are as a family. Do you enjoy spending time in your garden or on a couch reading books? Perhaps you spend lots of time outdoors and on camping trips? Your location should speak to your personalities.


Take each member of your family into consideration. What are their ages and needs? With a toddler or two, who are totally unpredictable and might need to use a bathroom at any time, then a remote spot is probably not the best idea.

Below are some great family photo locations to give you ideas.

At Home

Sometimes the best shots can be taken right at home. Get your family outside in the garden or setup your living room for a classic look and feel. This is especially practical in the hot and humid Austin summer. Let’s keep it cool and stay inside. Your home is something you are proud of, so let’s show it off and use it as the perfect backdrop. You know the portraits will match your decor when you choose this option.

Family Photo Location Ideas in your home

In the City

For a more modern feel to your portraits you could get out in the city and take a few photos next to an interesting building or in a funky alley way. Austin is famous for this after all! Let’s use that to our advantage. There is no shortage of UT fans in Austin. The UT campus, buildings and architecture are perfect for a family session. It’s also important to note that it is wheelchair accessible. Other examples of city locations could be downtown, South Congress Avenue, the Drag, or just any spot that is special to your family.

Family Photo Location Ideas in the city at University of Texas campus family of four wheelchair friendly

In Nature

If you’re looking for a calm, natural setting then choose an outdoor location. Parks, forests, or even the beach make for beautiful backdrops. The best part about Austin is the natural beauty all over the city. For example, Mary Moore Searight Park, pictured below, is a great park in South Austin. Hidden gems are everywhere. In conclusion, no matter what you decide, we’ll have no problems choosing the ideal location for Austin family photo session.

Family Photo Locations in nature family of four at Mary Moore Searight Park

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  • Mai

    Great article. This is something we need to cinsider instead of just letting photographer decide!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Janice Sullivan

    Love your ideas and always enjoy your photographs 🙂ReplyCancel

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