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Top 8 Photo Locations in Dallas + Fort Worth, Texas

Last month we took a deep dive into how to choose the perfect location for your next portrait session. If you missed that one, I strongly recommend going back and checking it out before continuing on.

I know that finding the perfect photo locations in Dallas / Fort Worth can feel a bit daunting or overwhelming. Sometimes you just need to see the location for yourself for the inspiration to hit. Or maybe you have the vision/idea in your head of what you want it to look or feel like, but don’t know where to find that location within the DFW area.

Well, today I’m here to help!

As an engagement photographer in Dallas, I’ve gone ahead and pulled together a list of my personal favorite photo locations in Dallas / Fort Worth to help you with your search! I’ve also included any relevant fee/permit information to help make that decision even easier! So, let’s get to it – on to the list! (… and be sure to scroll to the end for an additional free resource!)

My Top 8 Photo Locations in Dallas + Fort Worth, Texas

1. Mandalay Canal Walk at Las Colinas

Photo Locations in Dallas Mandalay Canal Walk

This is a small and charming area along the canal that feels more like you’re taking a walk through Europe than through Texas. Plenty of unique textures, beautiful doors, bridges, columns, stairways, and of course the canal.

Address: 215 Mandalay Canal, Irving, TX 75039
Cost: $50
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2. Prairie Creek Park in Richardson

Photo Locations in Dallas Prairie Creek Park

This is a beautiful park in a residential neighborhood. It can be quite busy, but with its many trails, bridges, and gorgeous waterfall cascading over unique stacked stones – it’s no wonder it’s so popular!

Address: 2400 W Prairie Creek Dr, Richardson, TX 75080
Cost: free
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3. Tandy Hills Nature Reserve in Fort Worth

Photo Locations in Dallas Tandy Hills

This nature reserve offers easy access to open fields, a beautiful view of the Fort Worth skyline, tons of wildflowers in the spring, open sky (perfect for sunsets) and looks great year-round. To learn more, check out our blog all about Tandy Hills Nature Reserve HERE.

Address: 3325 View St, Fort Worth, TX 76103
Cost: free
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4. White Rock Lake in Dallas

Photo Locations in Dallas White Rock Lake

This location offers so much; from the beautiful lake, to the grassy and golden fields, the cute little creek, a variety of trees, walking paths along the lake and docks overlooking the water. If you’re looking for variety, White Rock Lake is a great choice!

Address: 8300 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Cost: free
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5. Colleyville Nature Center

Photoshoot at Colleyville Nature Center

This 46-acre park is gorgeous! Complete with a variety of trails, beautiful wooden bridges, an abundance of trees, and nine ponds: we love shooting here!

Address: 100 Mill Wood Dr, Colleyville, TX 76034
Cost: free
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View more about portrait sessions at our Colleyville Nature Park blog here.

6. Prather Park in Dallas

Prather Park Engagement Session

This lush park is a hidden gem within a beautiful neighborhood. It has an easily accessible creek running through it and features unique stone stairways and bridges.

Address: 4500 Drexel Ave, Highland Park, TX 75205
Cost: free
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7. Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas

Engagement Photo Shoot in Dallas

The perfect location to capture both the unique Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and the iconic Dallas skyline.

Address: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas, TX
Cost: free
Get more information here.

8. Stone Creek Park in Flower Mound

Portrait Session at Stone Creek Park

Another lush park in a beautiful neighborhood. This creek is tucked away in the trees and features very unique rocks throughout.

Address: 1400 Fuqua Dr, Flower Mound, TX 75028
Cost: free
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The Ultimate Guide to Photo Locations in Dallas

We hope this was helpful! However, if you read through this entire post and still haven’t quite found the perfect location for your session yet. Fret not, we have one more resource for you! My team and I spent weeks putting together the Ultimate Guide to Portrait Session Locations in DFW and we would like to gift it to you, for free!

Whether you’re looking for something more urban, rustic, European, or even someplace more unique – we’ve compiled 50 of our all-time favorite locations around DFW into one place for you to explore (we even went above and beyond to include any relevant permit/fee information for each location as well).

Our goal is to make your photography experience as simple and as stress-free as possible so that you can stay focused on what really matters most: you and your loved ones.

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