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Five Location Ideas for your Dallas Engagement Portraits

Here are five classic ideas for where to take your engagement portraits around the Dallas area. When we plan engagement portraits we always encourage our clients to pick two locations for their sessions so they can get a wide variety of looks and many times one of these spaces winds up working as one location and the other will be something different, personal or risky. These classic location ideas, however, always have tons of great space, light, and backgrounds which make them ideal for your engagements.


The Dallas Arboretum is just spectacular, I often joke about the army of gardeners that must come out at night to maintain this outstanding park. Each part of the year has it’s own look and there is almost always something in bloom. The only caveats to using The Arboretum is that it’s often crowded on weekends and it closes at 5pm every day of the year.

Downtown Dallas has such a wide variety of spaces from Klyde Warren Park to The Winspear Opera house that there is always something new to shoot. One of the best views of the city comes from the other side of the Margaret Hunt Bridge and my personal favorite is probably just shooting right down on Main Street among the high rise buildings. Time of day can play a big role in the way these images can look but if you’re a fan of sexy light this should be on your short list.

This series of parks all along the Turtle Creek Blvd. through Highland Park area have a ton of great light and during the spring and fall, there is an amazing array of things in bloom. One of our favorite places has to be Lakeside Park where the sun sets over the lake and under the bridges at Davis park just around the corner from Lakeside.

If you like a more rustic setting but want to stay right in the heart of the city this is a perfect option. From many angles, you can enjoy tall grasses and views of White Rock without any distractions of traffic or the city, making it an oasis from the city.

OK, so this one is a bit of a cheat but if you’re into it, so are we. Destination engagement portraits are such a great way to capture your love story. If you met, love, or fell in love somewhere outside of Dallas having the memory of that time captured in your engagement portraits is a perfect way to keep that moment with you. We love exploring new places while we make a day of loving your favorite city. So far we’ve been everywhere from Central Park to Michigan Ave. to Rocky Mountain National Park and even out to The Palace of Fine Arts for engagements and we’d do it again in a heartbeat.