San Antonio Photography Locations I Recommend for Summer Sessions

San Antonio Family Photographer

Texas is hot! But that shouldn’t stop us from having fun and capturing memories!

What I recommend when booking a session during the hot summer months is to choose a waterside location, where the kids can play, have fun, cool off, and even get wet and swim!

Canyon Lake, Texas

You can even take me on your summer trips or vacation.

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You’re probably already going to the splash pad or pool/lake with your kids. Have me come along and capture some really fun moments of your family.

You can pair this with a family session and then have the kids change and have fun in the water, or just have me come along for part of your summer fun.


Summer mini sessions are 1 hour sessions in the evening, so one hour before sunset. The cost is $380 for families and you’ll receive 60-80 digital images in an online gallery.

You can also book a regular family session, and we’ll just be sure to drink lots of water and find shade! See my pricing page for more info.

San Antonio Photography Location Ideas

Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake is stunning at sunset. There are various parks, but this spot (pictured) is free and open to the public.

We can try our best to photograph around people, and/or you can choose a weekday and there will probably be less people.

Note: $10 travel fee will be added.

Cibalo Nature Center

Cibalo Nature Center is a beautiful location. I especially love going in the fall.

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Cibalo Nature Center

But it can be great for summer water sessions as well.

There’s a beautiful river with huge trees that flows through the park that’s great for small children to play and swim in.

Note: $10 travel fee will be added.

Espada Park or Confluence Park

These parks are very close to each other and they’re located on the South Side of San Antonio. They are beautiful small areas with rocks along the San Antonio River.

No travel fee.

Gruene River

If you want to travel a bit and enjoy the small town of Gruene, I can meet you at the river and then you can go enjoy The Gristmill after our session.

The Gruene River runs nearby and is pretty easy to access.

We may have some tubers floating by, but we can work around them.

It’s a great, shallow spot for your kids to dip in.

Note: $10 travel fee will be added.

Corpus Christi Beach + South Padre Island

Are you going to the beach this summer or would you love a session there?

I have two available weekends, or you can email me to see if I’m available when you’re going.

  • July 14 Sunset spot 7 p.m. in Corpus Christi
  • July 16 Sunrise spot 7 a.m. in Corpus Christi
  • July 22-24 Sunrise or sunset options available in South Padre Island

Let me know if you have any questions about summer sessions by emailing me at

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