Where to take senior photos in Austin, Texas
Choosing a photography location in Austin can be overwhelming. There is a huge plethora of locations and it comes down to so many variables. The most important variable is you. So, I’ve rounded up my favorites and I’ve checked around on google. Most of these are not on the traditional lists out there from other photographers.
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1. Blue Tile Wall
Address: 601 E 5th St., Austin, TX 78701
The blue tile wall is a colorful location downtown Austin and is rarely busy and one of the most popular for the high school seniors I work with. One of the perks of this location is that the wall is actually attached to a parking garage. Of course there is a fee to park, but it sure is convenient. The blue tile wall is also called big chiller blues on the map.
2. Blunn Creek Greenbelt
Address: 1901 East Side Dr, Austin, TX 78704
This location is great if you’re trying to avoid crowds on a weekend. It’s kind of a hole in the wall park right in the middle of downtown in the corner of a neighborhood. Even better is there’s free parking! There are lots of large rocks and depending on water levels the creek is lovely. See more photos from this session on the blog!
3. Dimension Gallery
Address: 950 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702
This location is great for interesting shapes and colors. No one was even at the actual sculpture park, but there was a lot of people across the road at the event center. So beware of crowds there that may effect parking, but otherwise this is a mostly residential area making it a great place that feels low-key.
4. Circle C Ranch Metro Park
Address: 6301 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78739
There are a ton of great parks in Austin and Circle C Ranch Metro Park is a very popular one in South Austin. I love this park because it’s so large and a great place to meet up with clients because there’s enough room for everyone. It might have a lot of cars in the parking lot, but you’ll be able to find lots of nooks and crannies at this park to use for your senior photos.
5. Taquero Mucho
Address: 508 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Calling all my pink senior girlies! This restaurant is such a fun vibe and should definitely be on your short list for cute photos! Parking can be tricky here, but if you go at times that aren’t too busy there’s usually a spot open or you can park somewhere else and walk over.
6. Red Bud Isle
Address: 3401 Redbud Trail, Austin, TX 78746
This is the location for the dreamers and romantics. Red Bud Isle is an island on Lake Travis with amazing waterfront views. It’s also an off leash dog park so if you hate dogs this isn’t your spot and I might not be your photographer! lol
7. South Congress Ave
Address: 1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
South Congress is a hip and trendy walkable stretch of restaurants, boutiques, hotels, and much more that give off funky Austin vibes. The address above is for Jo’s coffee on South Congress and definitely a great place to start wit their mural wall for fun photos. Although parking can be tricky there is some residential parking you can usually find and on Sunday’s street parking is free everywhere in Austin!
8. Cathedral of Junk
Address: 4422 Lareina Dr, Austin, TX 78745
A unique Austin landmark with loads of artistic options for your senior photoshoot! Be sure to read the blog post for more tips because you can’t just show up to this location. You also need to bring some ca$h money to donate!
9. Sixth Street
Address: 6th Street Austin, Texas
If you love bustling big city vibes, downtown Austin will be perfect for your senior photo location! Be sure to read the blog post and get inspiration from Sophie’s fun session on sixth street in Austin, Texas.
10. Butler Metro Park
Address: 1000 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Butler park is a large park that encompasses the Children’s Alliance Garden playground and a small water pond with two docks with railings. The trees in fall at this park are beautiful with lots of colors. There’s a large field with beautiful views of the Austin city skyline.