Favorite Wedding Day Photography Spots in Austin, Texas

If you have time for some wedding day portraits for at least 1 hour, we recommend some of these areas for some nice, authentic Austin portraiture.  We have photographed at each of these locations.

1.  6th and Congress.   A very busy street to be sure, but for Austin downtown location, this is probably the best.   We could get the Texas capitol in the background and some very nice hotels are nearby.  Note: if you are going to go inside the hotel, keep in mind that most of them charges a location fee and since you’ll be in your wedding dress – you WLIL get kicked out at some point.

2.  South Congress in Austin – lots of colors, interesting shops makes it a unique Austin wedding photo spots.  We do some engagement session here as well.   One of our clients in the past went into her favorite bar with her husband in her wedding dress, and we photographed them having a great time.

3. Hotels – Hotels in Austin are tricky – you may get kicked out or you may not.  Some of the favorite spots are also wedding venues, such as Driskill Hotel.  Another interesting one is the Omni Hotel (where my office is located inside the same building) and depending on where you place the couple, you can get something interesting.

4.  The various Austin murals.  From the famous Kurt Cobain t-shirt of “Hi How are you?” mural near UT campus, to the somewhat cliche and cheesy “Greetings from Austin Texas” billboard, I am sure there would be something that interests you.

5.  UT Campus in downtown Austin – what better way to celebrate your union (if you’re a Longhorn) than to head down to the fountain and get some images there?  Not to mention it has lots of amazing trees around, along with arches.

6.  More natural setting for photography includes Mayfield Park, Butler Park (the $30 million dollar hill south of Ladybird Lake with spectacular view of the Austin ever changing cityscape), and botanical gardens (which will charge a fee for bridal or any type of photography session).

Just because you can’t find a great location doesn’t mean you can’t get great wedding images.  That is the photographer’s (or mine’s) job.  We are used to working in difficult locations – and on the wedding day, sometimes you can have 1 hour for portraits in multiple spots. or just 10 minutes of image making.

I hope this helps in your search of your photography location if you have some time on your wedding day in Austin, Texas.

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