Best Photography Locations to Elope, Propose, or do an Adventurous Engagement Session in Texas

We’ve selected some of the most beautiful Texas locations. Learn more about each one below: 

Hamilton Pool (1 hour drive from Austin) Experience the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country at Hamilton Pool Preserve, a stunning recreational destination that is perfect for your engagement or wedding shoot. Located just west of Austin, this unique location requires reservations and offers hiking and sightseeing opportunities that are sure to take your breath away. It features a crystal-clear pool and lush surroundings, making it the ideal spot for capturing timeless memories with your loved one. 

$8, Reservation in advance needed, most realistic on Weekdays at 9 am

Enchanted Rock (2 hour drive from Austin) Situated in the picturesque Llano Uplift, this breathtaking pink granite mountain is just a short 17-mile drive north of Fredericksburg or 24 miles south of Llano. With its unique color and texture, Enchanted Rock is sure to provide a magical backdrop for your engagement, elopement, or proposal photos.

$8, Reservation in advance preferred

Padre Island (5 hour drive from Austin) Padre Island is a stunning barrier island nestled along the southern coast of Texas. It features the Padre Island National Seashore, a protected area with miles of pristine beaches that serve as a haven for rare Kemp's ridley sea turtles. From the Grasslands Nature Trail to the diverse array of bird species and picturesque marshes, this surfer’s paradise and natural wonder is the ideal location for your romantic photos.

$10, No reservation needed

Palo Duro Canyon (7,5 hour drive from Austin) This awe-inspiring natural wonder in the Texas Panhandle is a canyon system of the Caprock Escarpment. As the second-largest canyon in the United States, it offers stunning views and dramatic backdrops for your engagement, elopement, or proposal photos. 

$8, Reservation in advance preferred

Big Bend State Park (9 hour drive from Austin)Spanning an impressive 311,000 acres along the Rio Grande, this park boasts breathtaking views that serve as the perfect backdrop for your special day. It’s the largest state park in Texas, providing plenty of space to explore romantic photo spots.

$5, No reservation needed