5 Austin Engagement Photo Locations


Written by: Alan James

If you are recently engaged and planning an engagement shoot in Austin, there are so many suitable choices for backdrops when it comes to your photos. So, how do you choose? We're here with five beautiful photo locations in Austin for you to consider. Ranging from modern and eclectic city backgrounds to charming nature sites around town, there's a little bit of something for everybody here. For more information on wedding planning, check out these Austin Limo and Party Bus options.

(Location: Butler Park / Photo by: Ladybird Studios)

(Location: Butler Park / Photo by: Ladybird Studios)

Butler Park

1000 Barton Springs Rd

Austin TX 78704

You can't go wrong with an engagement session at Butler Park because you can incorporate both urban and nature elements. There's a lake, a fountain that lights up at night, and you can get shots with the skyline in the background. A photo permit is not required for this location.

Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake

1820 S Lakeshore Blvd

Austin TX 78741

Formerly known as Town Lake, this picturesque spot in Austin is sure to result in some beautiful photographs. It's a peaceful environment and there are art installations along the path as well as views of the skyline. It can get quite crowded on the weekends, so keep that in mind if you're scheduling a photo session here!

(Location: South Congress / Photo by: Ladybird Studios)

(Location: South Congress / Photo by: Ladybird Studios)

(Location: South Congress / Photo by: Ladybird Studios)

(Location: South Congress / Photo by: Ladybird Studios)

South Congress Avenue (SoCo)

Austin TX 78704

This is a unique, vibrant community that can be found just south of Lady Bird Lake and offers various opportunities for great photos with a collection of shops, galleries, and more. There's a lot of character here that will shine through your photos. You can find the wall adorned with the "I Love You So Much" graphic here, which is perfect for the occasion.

Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd

Austin TX 78746

For charming photographs with lots of foliage, this botanical garden is a great choice. They have various areas of the garden such as the Oriental area, cactus and succulents, prehistoric plants, as well as the herb and fragrance garden. It's worth noting that to take pictures here, you will have to shell out a booking fee of $50.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Avenue

Austin TX 78739

Here's another option who want to showcase natural beauty in their Austin engagement photos. This spot showcases plants that are native to the area, and has some interesting architecture as well as water features. You have to book the session in advance with the staff here, and there is a booking fee that will cost you $100.

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