When it comes to your pre-wedding to-do list, engagement photos should be top on the list. And for Dallas brides — you're in luck. This city has no shortage of great locations for spectacular engagement photo sessions. Choose from this selection of outdoor, historical, urban, and adventurous options to take your relationship (and engagement photos) to the next level! Here are the best spots in Dallas for engagement photo shoots.
Love in the City
If you love the big-city feel, urban art installations, and turn-of-the-century inspiration, then Deep Ellum is your place. Walk just a few feet and your backdrop changes dramatically from an original 20th century storefront to a tagged graffiti art piece. Similar to Deep Ellum are the nearby West End and Bishop Arts District that have an equally eclectic feel. For couples opting for a fun and creative shoot, pick up a few props at nearby salvage stores to use during the shoot — old chairs, bikes, games, and other one-of-a-kind finds are ready to make your photo shoot that much more special.
Get Back to Nature
There's nothing sweeter than fields of flowers, beautiful greenery, and the Texas sun hanging high overhead. If you're leaning towards the great outdoors for your engagement photoshoot, you're in good company. The Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden provides 66 acres of breathtaking views of white rock lake and seasonal blossoms. If you're a lush garden-lover, you may also like the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano or Klyde Warren Park in the heart of downtown — which is a park built on top of a highway (perfect for a rustic-urban fusion photo theme). Read real brides' reviews here!
Dallas was founded in November of 1841, with 175 years of history — which can be a fun twist to add into a photo session. Incorporate Dallas' history with your own love story by choosing a location that any history buff would adore: Dallas Heritage Village. This locale offers a look into the past with historic buildings chock full of antiques and quaint store fronts, transporting you and your love in time. The Old Red Museum or Majestic Theater is another noteworthy option in that area to help celebrate your interest in Dallas' history and culture. Read real brides' reviews here!
If you have a thing for the bright lights of a fair or town carnival, you'll fall head-over-heels for Dallas Fair Park. When the State Fair is in town, the swirling lights and giant Texas ferris wheel go hand-in-hand with some southern smooches. Sandy Lake Amusement Park in Carrollton (just North of Dallas) provides a less-crowded destination with just as much, if not more, charm. Why stop there? If you and your honey are by chance adrenaline junkies, Six Flags Over Texas is open year round and has plenty of photo-op spots — from the Old South and Gotham to Spain- and Mexico-themed areas.