Top 5 Family Photo Locations in Austin, TX

Looking for the best photo locations for your fall family photos in Austin, Texas?

This post is for you! I’ve rounded up my top 5 locations for photos in Austin, Texas. As a photographer, I am always exploring and shooting in new locations. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite locations for family photos in Austin here to share with you! These locations are free, kid friendly, and in and around the Austin area. Did I leave out your favorite place? What do you think should be on the list? Comment at the bottom of this post to let me know what I should check out!

1. Mueller Lake Park in Austin, Texas

My number one favorite location is Mueller Lake Park in east Austin. Not only is it a gorgeous location, but there’s a lot of natural wildlife, such as ducks, geese, pigeons, turtles, and squirrels, that children love. Bring an extra bag of oats or rice to feed the birds and ducks and the kids will have something fun to look forward to after the session. This location is easy to get to, has cheap parking (and free parking if you know which side to park on), and is next to a lot of fun places if you want to make plans for after your session.

Due to this park’s popularity I always suggest a sunrise session in order to ensure a quicker editing experience and gallery delivery. Little ones also wake up in better moods and aren’t as grumpy as they can be by the end of a long day. (Hot tip!)

2. Mayfield Park in Austin, Texas

Calling all peacocks! Head down to Mayfield Park if you want to see live peacocks strutting around in a beautiful outdoor park. This beautiful location is great for family photos and has a lot of variety. If you’re looking for a fun park with real peacocks this is your spot! Plan some extra time to walk around the area after your session to make the most of your trip! There may be small fees to enter this park, I always suggest checking their website before scheduling this location.

3. The Long Center in Austin, Texas

The Long Center for performing arts, here in Austin, Texas, is a wonderful place for photos. There’s a huge variety of photo locations in one condensed area. You can cross the road to Vic Mathias Shores and find even more gorgeousness there! This location is a go to spot for those cool downtown vibes without having to walk down busy streets with your kiddos. There is a free, albeit limited, parking area at the Vic Mathias Shores parking across the road, but otherwise there is a paid garage connected to the Long Center. I usually opt for the free parking, but it’s not always guaranteed.

This is a great location to check out downtown and within walking distance to the new large public library downtown. You walk across the pedestrian bridge to get to the library. After your session, go snag a new book to read with your kids. It’s worth the walk!

4. Berry Springs Park in Georgetown, Texas

This area is farther North Austin, but totally worth the drive if you’re looking for tons of trees and beautiful hiking trails. There are lots of pecan trees and oak trees and some great fishing spots where the springs are located. Great for little ones that love to run because it’s all open fields with lots of room to explore nature.

5. Brushy Creek Park in Cedar Park, Texas

This is a wonderful location for family photography with the lake, tons of trees, and a beautiful walking trail. Again this is a popular location so early morning sessions are still the best. The area near the water has been cleared and is gorgeous in the morning light. It’s a great area for kids. Bring a picnic and enjoy the views after your session with your family and capture moments you’ll love forever.

What are your favorite photography locations around Austin, Texas?

I’m always on the lookout for my next favorite location. Have one you can recommend? I’d love to hear about it. It was incredibly hard to narrow it down to my top 5 photo locations in Austin, Texas. I may have to make it 10 on my next roundup! I spend as much time possible scouting and exploring for new fun places to take photos. My goal for family photography locations is first of all safety and second of all fun! I want you to have a great time and capture beautiful images you’ll cherish forever.

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