Annie Strever Fine Art Photographer Wedding Photography Elopement Video Engagement Photographer
Hello, I'm Annie Strever

Fine Art Wedding Photographer in Austin, Texas

I'm a digital storyteller with a focus on people's authentic one-of-a-kind stories. I'm based in Austin TX and available across the United States.
For me, it's all about personalities and details. Ultimately, my goal is to create an exquisite experience of stress-free wedding media (photography and video) services for my clients leaving them with timeless images that will tell their story for many years to come.

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Annie's style is feminine, elegant, and dreamy - her photography not only inspires but also makes her subjects look their absolute best.

Sofia Serna-Perez

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Linda & Jake

Our early morning beach engagement shoot was truly magical. Annie's warm personality combined with her amazing talent made this experience priceless; Jake and I enjoyed our morning as Annie's guidance and energy directed the flow of the shoot. Annie was, without any doubt, the perfect photographer for us.

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Austin Engagement Photography

TOP Best Engagement Locations in Austin

Picking a place to take your engagement photos isn’t always easy – but don’t worry, I made my research and chose the best for you – all of these spots offer so much variety. Choose the location that represents who you are as a couple, bring there your own style, personalities and enjoy the magic. Your session will be unique and authentic, as you two and your love story are!

With zero photography fee

Searching for the perfect engagement session location can be daunting. That’s why I’ve come up with a list of the best spots in the area for you. Drawing from years of experience as an Austin wedding photographer, here are my top 8 free photoshoot locations to choose from.

Mattie's Restaurant (South Center)

Quaint and elegant, Mattie's Restaurant offers a romantic and intimate setting for your engagement session. The property features a historic mansion with beautiful interiors and stunning grounds. With its green pastures and charming farmhouse style, Mattie's Restaurant is one of the best places to take engagement photos in Austin.

901 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704

Complimentary photography on the exterior of the property outside of their business hours*:

Sunday before 10am and after 3pm

Monday All day

Tuesday All day

Wednesday before 3pm

Thursday before 3pm

Friday before 3pm

Saturday before 10am

*Please be advised they may have an occasional Sunday evening event which will change the schedule. 

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Miles of trails, a stunning creek, and breathtaking natural landscapes make Bull Creek District Park the ideal place for a romantic engagement shoot. Pictures taken during the early morning or late afternoon can capture a scenic sunrise, sunset, or magic golden hour backdrop. Choose this location if you like a peaceful ambiance and an unspoiled setting amidst nature. 

6701 Lakewood Dr, Austin, TX 78731

Available 24/7.

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Enchanted Rock is a massive pink granite dome situated in the Texas Hill Country and provides a stunning backdrop for your engagement pictures. With unique rock formations, sweeping views, and beautiful hiking trails, this outdoor photo spot is truly one-of-a-kind.

Texas 78643

Please note that it is 1.5 hours drive from Austin. There is 8$ fee per person.

Open daily:

6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Gate open daily:

6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

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The University of Texas at Austin campus isn’t just a great photo location for alumni. Home to a number of beautiful and historic buildings, including the iconic UT Tower, the campus makes for an impressive backdrop. UT Austin also offers plenty of lush green spaces, statues, and fountains that can provide a romantic setting for engagement sessions. 

Austin, TX 78712

Available 24/7.

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For couples who want to weave some history into their engagement photos, the Texas Capitol is a perfect choice. The are plenty of photo opportunities both inside and outside the building of this downtown Austin engagement spot. Majestic architecture and beautiful grounds create an elegant and memorable backdrop for pictures you will surely treasure for life.

1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

Available 24/7.

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McKinney Falls State Park is another location with a serene and natural setting. The park features two beautiful waterfalls, crystal-clear streams, and plenty of scenic hiking trails. Choose this for your engagement photos if you love the outdoors. 

5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744

Every day 8am - 10pm.

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Unique and rustic, Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park offers breathtaking views, historic ranch buildings, a peaceful lake, and scenic trails that wind through fields of wildflowers. All these make for magical photo opportunities for your engagement pictures on a sunny day. 

614 N Commons Ford Rd, Austin, TX 78733

Every day 5am - 10pm.

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Defined by its beautiful creek and expansive green spaces, the Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park is a great photo location for couples who want a picturesque setting in nature. It has a tranquil atmosphere and breathtaking views and offers you lots of privacy during your engagement shoot.

6301 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78739

Every day 5am - 10pm.

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5 Best Engagement Spots in Austin (photography fee)

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The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria (North West)

Fee $150

Hours of operation 9am-3pm Wed-Sun

Considered one of the best engagement session spots in the area, The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria offers a sophisticated and elegant backdrop fit for the occasion. From its impressive Italian villa to its beautiful lakeside location, lush gardens, and stunning art installations, this venue is sure to impress.

Bonus tip: It's only 5 minutes from Mount Bonnell - a gorgeous overlook from which to catch the sunset! This combo is probably one of my favorites to shoot.

Sekrit Theater (East)

Fee $130

Hours of operation

The Sekrit Theater is renowned for its whimsical charm. It boasts eclectic decor and bohemian backdrops, including a quaint glass atrium, a hidden garden, and an outdoor stage. With its quirky and artistic charm, Sekrit Theater is the perfect spot for couples who want to capture their love in a truly enchanting place.

Jennifer's Gardens (North)


Hours of operation

What makes Jennifer's Gardens one of the best engagement photo spots in Austin is its romantic and intimate setting amidst lush gardens, tranquil ponds, and a charming gazebo. Beautifully landscaped grounds, upscale architecture, and lots of attention to small details all around make this venue a great option for couples who seek a private and romantic photo location.

Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection (North)


Hours of operation

The historic Commodore Perry Estate features elegant architecture, sprawling grounds, and impeccable service. The epitome of glamour and romance, this luxurious location is a 5-star venue for engagement photos in Austin. 

Woodbine Mansion (North)


Hours of operation

If you need engagement location ideas and are looking for a classic and timeless setting, Woodbine Mansion is the right place for you. Featuring historic architecture with ornate details, a grand staircase, beautifully landscaped gardens, and a charming gazebo, this stunning venue is one of the best engagement session spots in Austin. 


Wedding Photography & Videography in Austin, Texas

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