Best Engagement Photo Locations in Houston

What are the best engagement photo locations in Houston? I get asked this a ton and I love steering my couples to something they would like and enjoy depending on the “look” they’re going for.

First, I suggest going with a location that’s meaningful to you and your partner. Where was your first date? Where did they propose? If none of these spots inspire you, then check out some engagement photos that inspire you. What type of locations are you drawn to the most?

I like to divide engagement photo locations up into a few categories to narrow it down: urban, greenery/fields, beach, or wooded/trees. That’s how I will separate locations below (and what are good companion spots for a second look)

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Urban Locations:

Downtown Houston

Here’s a variety of spots around downtown Houston that I enjoy. Typically the north end is the best.

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Main Street clock
Downtown Engagement Photo Locations in Houston
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Downtown Houston cafe engagement photo
Sitting at Boomtown Cafe
Metrorail Engagement Photo Locations in Houston
MetroRail Passing

Sabine Street Bridge
After doing a shoot at Downtown spots or Sam Houston Park, this bridge is famous for the Houston skyline backdrop. You can easily walk down to the Bayou for a second location spot as well.

Views of downtown Houston Engagement Photo Location

Rice University
Rice is the best of both: some greenery mixed in with architecture that looks more European than Texas.
Rice University engagement session

The Strand

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La Kings on The Strand Galveston

Sam Houston Park
This spot is good mix of Downtown and fields! I love the green field they have, trees, fountain, and historical homes (plus it’s proximity to Downtown)

A&M Park/Wortham Park Medical Center
I haven’t shot at this park yet but always have wanted to! They have fountains, greenery and perfectly aligned trees.

Greenery/Fields

Old Baylor Park

Old Baylor Park outside of Brenham

Hermann Park

Borroughs Park

Memorial Park
Memorial has high grass areas and mix of fields and trees. Can you believe this is in the median?

Buffalo Bayou

This spot is right below and a short walk from the the Sabine Street bridge. You can also visit Eleanor Tinsley Park and walk over.

Mercer Arboretum

Woods

Though most of the areas listed above have trees, the following have more dense woods or large trees for photos (and maybe still have fields)

North/South Boulevards

As long as you’re respectful to homeowners and don’t leave trash, this spot is iconic for photos in Houston. Hermann Park, Rice University or Wortham Park in the Medical Center

Klebwoods Nature center
This little gem is tucked away in north Houston and has an old barn, garden and trees. It’s so cute! I suggest a Sunday or weekday to avoid crowds.

Brazos Bend State Park
Every time I’ve gotten a couple to shoot at Brazos Bend, flooding happens and we have to change locations. However the park is GORGEOUS with that southern charm/mossy trees look. They have wooded area, grassy fields and docks over ponds. In the mean time, here’s a photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife

Courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife

Beaches

Well Galveston is about as beachy as is goes! You can go to Bolivar Peninsula on the ferry as well but I have never done sessions that way. The Galveston Pleasure pier also makes a great backdrop or under the pier look. Finish off the session on The Strand or in front of the colorful houses on the island!

Of course this list of the best engagement photo locations in Houston is always growing, and I will be updating is consistently to add new spots so make sure you bookmark this one.

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