San Antonio Photography Locations

Let's go on an adventure

A big part of your adventure family session is the location, but what's most important is YOU! These adventure sessions truly create art pieces for your home, so let's find you a location for your family to explore and one you can see displayed on your walls. 

As you look through these locations, understand that every photo session is different and unique. If you have another location in mind, please let me know. I love to explore new places!

Full family session locations

Canyon Lake Overlook Park

 601 Coe Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Canyon Lake Overlook Park has an amazing view looking over a man-made dam onto Canyon Lake. This location is great if you want to play in the water and enjoy the scenery. About an hour away, this location has some trees and greenery and the unique dam that overlooks Canyon Lake beautifully at sunset.

Keyword: Waterside, lake, tall grass, trees

Cibalo Nature Center

140 City Park Rd, Boerne, TX

Cibalo Nature Center is one my favorite locations. This huge nature park never disappoints, even on a cloudy day. It has a variety of backdrops, from tall, Cyprus trees along the creek to wispy grass. It’s a stunning location at sunset!

The water is often accessible to get your feet wet and let the kids play and have fun.

Keyword: Trees, tall grass, water

Espada Park

1750 SE Military Drive

This park is my little hidden gem. The beautiful San Antonio River flows down into the South Side of San Antonio. This spot has an area with rocks that you can explore with your kiddos, and there’s a beautiful field of tall, wispy grass that the sun sets behind, making for stunning images!

This location is great if you don't want to drive so far. It's a hidden gem right here in South San Antonio.

Keyword: River, tall grass field

Enchanted Rock State Park

16710 Ranch Rd. 965
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Enchanted Rock State Park has stunning views from a giant granite dome rock. This is the ultimate adventure session and makes stunning artwork for your home. This is great for families with older children. Tell them you're going on a road trip! Enjoy the beautiful 2-hour drive through Central Texas and endure a less than 1-mile hike up the steep rock to see the view from the top. 

Keyword: Hiking, hill country views, trees, tall grass

Phil Hardberger Park

13203 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216

Phil Hardberger Park is a beautiful park in North San Antonio.  It definitely gives me Cibalo Nature Center vibes with a field of tall, wispy grass, so if you love Cibalo but don’t want to drive to Boerne, this is a great option. 

Keyword: Tall grass, trees, bridge, building

the valerie marie greenhouse

The Valerie Marie Greenhouse

Southside San Antonio, 78222

The Valerie Marie Greenhouse is my very own location in my parent’s backyard. It’s a beautiful, chic glass-window greenhouse with lots of plants! This is great for a 1-hour family, child milestone, maternity, newborn or graduate session.

I also have season mini session here. Join my VIP email list to stay up to date and be the first to know when booking opens.

The greenhouse is also available to rent. Inquire here

Other family milestones

The Pearl Brewery

303 Pearl Pkwy #300

The Pearl Brewery is in central San Antonio and has more of an urban feel. It’s has a lot of variety, and there’s often a lot of people walking around. The San Antonio Riverwalk runs through the area where there’s beautiful spots with waterfalls.

This is a great spot during the holidays because the Christmas lights are on and they have a huge tree in the middle.

Keyword: Bridges, buildings, urban, industrial, river

Downtown San Antonio

434 S Alamo St

Our city is beautiful and there are so many great places to shoot downtown.

Hemisfair Park, 434 S Alamo St, offers the Tower of Americas in view and some great water features and bridges. 

Market Square, 514 W Commerce St, is another great spot down town if you want a fiesta look.

Keyword: Cityscape, structures, bridges, water features

Japanese Tea Gardens

3875 N St Mary’s St

The Japanese Tea Gardens is a beautiful location with lots of beautiful colors and plants. This location is small with narrow paths and not wheel chair accessible, but it works for small families, graduates or children milestone sessions.

Keywords: Waterfall, flowers, plants, stairs, stone paths, bridges

Landa Library

233 Bushnell Ave

Landa Library is a little, quaint place with a beautiful arched building with a few hidden nooks. This location is great for graduation photos and great for mini sessions because it’s small and you don’t have to walk a lot. It is wheel chair accessible. There is also a play ground, which is great to let the kids play after the session for some great candid photos.

Keywords: Structure, arches, trees, playground