I'll admit it: I love love love LOVE engagement sessions. I love getting to connect with my couples in a casual, laid-back and STRESS-FREE environment. I love learning what the story of each relationship, how you interact and how to best capture your story. Engagement sessions are my fave.
Since engagement session season is upon us, I thought I'd share some of my favorite locations for Dallas engagement photo sessions. This list is by no means exhaustive -- let's be honest, Dallas is huge and I haven't even started to conquer locations. However, I have some favorite go-to's that almost always produce beautiful results. Do you have any favorite locations I should check out??
1. Prather Park
Prather Park is tucked away in a quiet Highland Park neighborhood, just below street level. You'll have to take stairs to get there but there are some charming stone bridges and plenty of nooks and crannies to snuggle into.
2. Davis Park
Just across the street from Prather Park is Davis Park. A lot of people know it as the area that surrounds the Highland Park pool. There is a gorgeous old European-style bridge that is the perfect frame for any madly-in-love couple.
3. White Rock Lake
Gosh, there are so many spots at White Rock Lake that I'm having a hard time narrowing them all down. I think I may need to do a blog post dedicated just to photo locations at White Rock! Here are a few of my usuals, though:
-Near the Bath House Cultural Center (Jeremias)
-The boathouse/docks (M&B)
-Near docks (Hanson)
4. Deep Ellum
When we talk about Deep Ellum, I think there's a perception that it's mostly grunge and rockerish. However, if you keep your photo shoot eyes open, you'll find plenty of pretty nooks, doorframes and steps to stop along and shoot at. Proof is the photos, my friends.
5. Lakeside Park
OK, I know this is not a photo of an engagement shoot but I just loved the magical light of this session I did for Frances back in the fall at Lakeside Park. Just a few blocks down from Davis and Prather Parks, there are lily pads, hidden alcoves and entrances to the stream leading into the lake. I could spend hours exploring all the ins and outs of Lakeside Park.
I'm Chelsea - a photographer, writer, adventurer, traveler, wife, Christ follower and mama to the most adorable rescue pup. I'm passionate about telling authentic stories with meaning and purpose and spreading joy through photographs. Grab a cup of coffee and stay awhile.