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Houston’s Best Engagement Photography Locations

Houston is the largest city in Texas and the sixth largest city in the US in terms of population.  The diverse population and rich history make it a unique, beautiful place to live or visit.  In terms of engagement photography locations, Houston presents a diverse array of options, from city urban centers to gorgeous green parks.  You can even travel outside of the city to Gulf of Mexico beaches at Galveston Bay or explore one of Houston’s historical sites or museums.  Below are some of our favorites.

1940 Air Terminal Museum

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is a beautiful, historic location for your engagement session. The original art deco building houses art collections, but with a permit you can also use the location for professional photography. The building served as the first purpose-built terminal for passenger flight in Houston , and it currently displays items and information regarding Houston’s civil aviation history.

Address: 8325 Travelair St, Houston, TX 77061

Brazos Bend State Park

Located in Needville, Tx, the Brazos Bend State Park is a massive, 4,897-acre state park on the Brazos River. Famous for its wetlands that house native wildlife, including alligators, the park is also a great place for engagement and portrait photography.

Address: 21901 Farm to Market Rd 762, Needville, TX 77461

Buffalo Bayou Park

Located west of downtown Houston, Buffalo Bayou Park is a large public park with idyllic gardens and native landscaping. The park also has trails for hiking and biking, rentals for paddle boats and bikes, dog parks, public art and much more. This is a great place to relax on a weekend or take some of your engagement photos.

Address: 1800 Allen Pkwy &, Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77019

Discovery Green

Discovery Green is a public urban park in Downtown Houston with a lake, bandstands and venues for public performances, and much more. If you’re looking for a unique, open, yet urban location for your engagement photos, this is a great option.

Address: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010

Cy-Hope – Cypress

Cy-Hope has two venues, the Cypress Alamo and Hope Lodge available for weddings and portrait sessions. The Cypress Alamo’s facade is an exact replica of the facade of the Alamo in San Antonio, which gives your photos a historic charm.

Address: 12715 Telge Rd, Cypress, TX 77429

Downtown Houston

If you’re looking for an urban, downtown vibe, then Houston rivals other big cities in the US with its grand skyline, tall buildings and many creative opportunities for engagement photography.

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Fernland Historical Park

Fernland Historical park boasts the Texas architecture, such as log homes and cabins. These are some of the oldest remaining structures within Texas. If you’re looking for the historic Texas charm, this is an engagement photography location to consider.

Address: 770 Clepper Dr, Montgomery, TX 77356

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is newly renovated. If you’re looking for a beach vibe, then this is a great location for your engagement photos.

Address: 2501 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550

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Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park has an impressive, beautiful semi-circular fountain. The fountain re-circulates 11,000 gallons of water per minute, creating a grand, unique backdrop for your photos. The park also has a beautiful surrounding area with live oak trees, providing plenty of gorgeous natural light for your engagement photos.

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Address: 2800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

Helen’s Parks

Helen’s park is a beautiful garden that is “off the map” and difficult to find, even though it’s located between the YMCA and McGovern Library. The engagement photography location gives you plenty of backdrops, including a brook, well-maintained flowers, tall trees, a gorgeous fountain, and large trellis-covered walkways.

This wonderful gem is ideal for engagement photos, family photos, or portrait sessions.

Address: 7301 Stella Link Rd, Houston, TX 77025

Burroughs Park

Burroughs Park features green landscape, fishing lakes, nature trails, and beautiful views. Located northeast of Tomball, Texas, this 320 acre park is a wonderful location for engagement photography.

Address: 9738 Hufsmith Rd, Tomball, TX 77375

Hermann Park

Right in the center of Houston, is the sprawling Hermann Park. Keep in mind that it can get busy, as the park has an estimated six million visitors each year.

Named one of America’s great public spaces by the American Planning Association, Hermann Park brings the community together and is a great way to spend a day with the family. It’s also an ideal location for engagement photography!

Address: 6001 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center has over five miles of nature trails for you to enjoy on your day off or for your engagement photo session. The trails give you the opportunity to utilize the beautiful forest, pond, wetland, and meadow.

Address: 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024

McGovern Centennial Garden

The McGovern Centennial Gardens have themed garden rooms that line up along a central lawn. The garden boasts 490 new trees of over 50 species, 760 hedge shrubs, 55,000 perennial bulbs, 650 azaleas and 4.5 acres of grass.

Address: 1500 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004

Old Town Spring

Th Old Town Spring is a “historic turn-of-the-century settlement features a variety of Victorian-style restaurants & shops.” This is another great opportunity for a historic vibe for your engagement photos.

Address: 403 Main St, Spring, TX 77373

Rice University

University campuses are great places for creative engagement photography. The architecture, manicured lawns and collegiate vibe make it a perfect place for your engagement photos, especially if you’re an alumni.

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Address: 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005

Other Options to Consider

Sabine Street Bridge – Address: Buffalo Bayou Walk, Houston, TX 77019

Sugar Land Regional Airport – Address: 12888 Hwy 6, Sugar Land, TX 77498

Sugar Creek Country Club – Address: 420 Sugar Creek Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478

The Springs Event Venue – Address: 12612 Malcomson Rd, Houston, TX 77070

Agave Estates – Address: 1250 FM 1463, Katy, TX 77494

Chateau Cocomar – Address: 14525 Champions Dr, Houston, TX 77069

A&M Park – Address: 6977 Main St, Houston, TX 77030

Old Baylor Park – Address: 11300 Old Baylor College Rd, Brenham, TX 77833

Memorial Park – Address: 6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007

Mercer Arboretum – Address:22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338

Sam Houston Park – Address: 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002

Kleb Woods Nature Center – Address: 20303 Draper Rd, Tomball, TX 77377

Alexy is a Wedding Florist and Planner. Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Alexy now lives in the Pac North West with her loving husband, two kids, and Corgi named Gremlin. As an Ethnic Studies major in college, Alexy is infatuated with learning about, an immersing herself in, different cultures. Ever since her wedding, she's been passionate about weddings, and we're lucky to have her on the writing team.