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MY FAVORITE

AUSTIN, TEXAS

PHOTOSHOOT LOCATIONS

Let's be real, Austin is incredibly special and filled with a lot of unique spots to take photos! Having so many beautiful places to pick from can make the decision difficult. I've compiled a comprehensive list of some wonderful photoshoot options to choose from. The list is filled with all sorts of locations, some are free and some charge a fee. Each location provides a variety of backdrops that would be great for any type of session. If there isn't a gallery link below that means I haven't gotten a chance to take photos there but I've heard or seen from others that these places are special. I would love to check them out with you!

PARKS + NATURAL AREAS

Free

AUDITORIUM SHORES -

In the heart of downtown Austin, showcases Lady Bird Lake and the skyline.

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/paige-brett/

900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

AUSTIN BOARDWALK -

East of 35, great for anyone that loves the water. Can be crowded with pedestrians!

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/katelyn-andrew/

1800 S Lakeshore Blvd, Austin, TX 78741

Auditorium Shores

One of my favorite parks, features unique rocks and shallow waters to play in.

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/sarah-colin/

6701 Lakewood Dr, Austin, TX 78731

CIRCLE C PARK -

Lovely open fields in South Austin, a great spot for family sessions. Filled with bluebonnets in the spring!

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/the-hendricks-family/

6301 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78739

Austin Boardwalk

My favorite spot! You will feel like you're in the middle of the hill country. It is breathtaking.

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/common-fords-ranch-couples-session-kathryn-robert/

614 N Commons Ford Rd, Austin, TX 78733

A little island on Lady Bird Lake. Perfect for photos with your pup. Usually pretty crowded!

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/the-castaneda-family/

3401 Redbud Trail, Austin, TX 78746

Bull Creek

Photo Fee

A pink granite mountain about an 90 minutes from Austin. Trust me, the views are worth the drive!

16710 Ranch Rd 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Entrance Fee: $8/adult

An intimate natural pool preserve with a stunning waterfall.

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/lindsey-austin/

24300 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Entrance Fee: $11/vehicle

Hamilton Pools

16-acre botanical garden of Texas. Offers a lot of different backgrounds!

4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739

Entrance Fee: $12/adult

Photo Fee: $100

McKinney Falls

Such an incredible park! Features beautiful waterfalls and unique rock formations.

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/britney-will/

5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744

Entrance Fee: $6/adult

Photo Fee: $25

A lovely garden with lots of different backgrounds to choose from! Weekends tend to be crowded.

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/mary-ryan/

2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746

Entrance Fee: $8/adult

Photo Fee: $50

Zilker Botanical Gardens

BUILDINGS + HOTELS + RESTAURANTS

Free

My favorite restaurant for photos! Love their neutral exterior and fun patio furniture!

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/jason-carroll/

5811 Berkman Dr, Austin, TX 78723

The most adorable place for fun headshots!

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/britney-reeves/

1120 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

Great lawns with lots of shade! Usually not too crowded.

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/the-person-family/

1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Swedish Hill

Quirky Austin hotel with several unique indoor and outdoor spots.

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/the-hisse-family/

400 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704

Carpenter Hotel

My alma mater! Hook 'em! UT's campus is absolutely stunning and has so much to offer!

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/taylor-mcintyre/

Austin, TX 78712

Photo Fee

UT at Austin

Gorgeous venue featuring a historic mansion, glass ballroom, and lovely gardens.

10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78754

Photo Fee: $75/hour

A fantastic art museum featuring an incredible atrium with stunning blue walls.

200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78712

Entrance Fee: $9/person

One of Austin's original estates turned into a stylish hotel and event venue.

https://kellyoconnorphotography.com/gallery/the-yorks/

1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705

Photo Fee: Yes

Laguna Gloria

14 acre art-in-nature site nestled on Lady Bird Lake. Features an Italianate-style villa.

3809 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703

Photo Fee: $100/hour

Whimsical garden photography space with a beautiful greenhouse.

1145 Perry Rd, Austin, TX 78721

Photo Fee: $100 - $200/hour

Hotel Ella

A unique venue in the Texas hill country with multi-story greenhouses and sweeping fields.

850 Darden Hill Rd, Driftwood, TX 78619

Photo Fee: $400/two hours

A Texas historical landmark featuring a two story mansion, garden trellis, and elegant gazebo.

405 E Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664

Photo Fee: Yes

Sekrit Theater

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