Cool Places in Houston to take Engagement Photos
By Devorah Isenberg , Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The engagement photo shoot is a beautiful new ritual that has risen to popularity in recent years. Newly engaged couples, instead of waiting for the wedding day for an organized, professional photo shoot, are booking photographers in the weeks after the initial engagement announcement for a fun, romantic photo shoot that features the couple and a beautiful engagement ring! One great thing about these photo shoots is that since they take place at the couple’s leisure, with no party of guests waiting for them as they will be at the wedding, there is plenty of time to travel to a place that is especially meaningful to the couple for an on-location shoot.
If you live in Houston, you’ll be happy to know that there are dozens of incredible places for your Houston engagement pictures. Of course, you can always choose a spot with personal meaning to you and your significant other—your apartment, the diner where you shared your first meal, the park where you two meet to jog every morning. But if you are looking for a uniquely local spot for your Houston engagement photos—especially if you are both loyal Houstonians with a Houston engagement ring and plans for a Houston wedding—it makes sense to feature one of the city’s great landmarks in your shoot.
For Houston engagement photography with a distinctly local vibe, check out some of these locally beloved locations:
Hermann Park – One of Houston’s most beloved and convenient parks, where everyone from hip young teenagers to families with children can while away an afternoon relaxing in the sun, pedaling a boat around the lake, or running around a playground or ball field, Hermann Park also makes a great place for a Houston engagement ring photo shoot. Dress in festive, but casual clothes, and don’t forget big floppy sun hats and a picnic blanket to use as props!
If both of you are sports fans, there might be no better spot for your Houston engagement photography session than at your favorite professional sports venue. Dress in your team colors or jerseys, and head down to Minute Maid Park or NRG Stadium for a fun, sporty session. You can even arrange with the stadium to have a tour of the behind-the-scenes areas not normally shown to the public—after all, what’s more romantic than a couple photo in the Houston Texans’ locker room?
If only one of you lives in Houston, chances are you’ve both become very familiar with Houston’s airports as you navigated the life of the long-term relationship. Now that it’s over, and you’re finally getting married, celebrate the dedication of those 6 AM flights with a Houston engagement ring photo shoot at Houston’s Hobby Airport. Hobby is a better choice than sleeker, larger Intercontinental because the staff at this smaller neighborhood airport are unusually friendly and willing to go out of their way to make your photo shoot memorable.
If you met at Rice University, long days and nights on campus might have made you oblivious to the beauty and charm that is the Rice University campus. But one day you will look back at photos taken at Rice and marvel at the incredible architecture, the quaint walking paths, and the beauty and spaciousness of the quad.
If you don’t mind getting out of town for a photo shoot that will still have a strong hit of Texas flair, head down to Galveston for the day. In addition to the photo-ready beach vistas (and an excuse to pose on brightly colored beach towels), you can roam the elegant, quiet streets of this coastal town for beautiful old houses and shops that will make perfect photo opportunities.
Last but not least, for the most authentically Houston engagement photos of all, book your photographer for a time that the Houston Rodeo is in town, and then head down to the rodeo dressed in your most authentically Texas hats and boots—cheesy photos of one of you lassoing the other are not required, but are strongly encouraged.
Now that you have the perfect location for your Houston engagement ring photo shoot, visit Yelp or another local business review site to find your Houston engagement photographer!
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