Photo: Benj Haisch
When it comes to wedding planning, choosing to celebrate your big day during the overcast weather of the pending winter season can be as daunting as it is enchanting. The right outdoor location to capture the magical moments of your wedding can be a tough decision as it can affect the final product of your wedding photography, especially in the winter. Despite the weather limitations of a wedding day, many winter brides opt for outdoor bridal portraits when possible, and the results can be stunning. We've taken the struggle out of choosing a wintry wedding photograph location by rounding up some of Houston's most acclaimed open-air sites.
Discovery Green Park
Over 11 acres of lavish greenery mark the landscape of this downtown urban park that embodies the heart of Houston through grassy lawns, budding plants, and beautiful florals. The outdoor aspect encompassed by the rich greenery of this public park allows couples to embrace both the festive features of the winter season while simultaneously incorporating the urban surroundings of Houston's bustling downtown area. Gateway Fountain, Natural Gardens, and Kinder Lake are just a few destinations hidden within the scenery of this renowned park.
Buffalo Bayou Park
This celebrated bayou, which is also home to Houston's renowned Eleanor Tinsley Park, embraces rich outdoor appeal through sloping hills, lush paths, and an assortment of rich foliage. The location places couples right in the center of one of Houston's most coveted open air spaces. Winter sunsets are especially breathtaking when captured through the lens in such a gorgeous location.
750 acres of extensive woodlands and prairie mark the stomping grounds for some of Houston's most popular groups of wildlife and landscape, which opened to the public back in 1991. Rich diversity in habitat and vegetation provide the home to a wide range of birds, mammals, and reptiles in addition to an abundance of pecan, sycamore, hickory, and oak trees that mark the outskirts of the park's shady forests. Natural outdoor features embrace all aspects of Houston's enchanting winter season.
Over fifty years of architectural history rest within the neighborhood streets of this canopied oasis. Located near the center of Houston, this celebrated neighborhood embraces natural environmental features like an awning of trees offered by the abundance of peering oaks as well as a unique presence offered by the neighborhood's rich, artistic demeanor (shown throughout the lawns of the proud Houston homeowners). An overarching view captured on the eve of a particularly wintry day would fully embrace the beauty and exclusivity of choosing this location as the special site for all of your wedding portrait desires.