Are you planning a couples photoshoot in Texas? Then this couples photoshoot guide is for you! Whether you're newly engaged or want some sweet memories captured, let's dive into how to create magic during your session!

Picking the Season for Your Couples Photoshoot


When thinking about a couples photoshoot, the first question often is - when? Some of you might want a vibe completely different from your wedding day. You may be dreaming of a fall photoshoot while planning a summer wedding. The cool part? It's all about YOUR preference.

The Perfect Time for Your Texas Couples Photoshoot


Now, let's talk lighting! Having that dreamy golden light is what really makes excellent couples photos! I recommend having your session about two hours before sunset so we have a good couple of hours of catching all that light!


Or, if you'd like to avoid crowds, let's grab a strong cup of coffee and chase the sunrise. Even if the day's a bit overcast or foggy, we can create some moody, breathtaking shots. I'll help you plan, ensuring we're at our chosen location right when the light's perfect.

Your Dream Texas Couples Photoshoot Locations


Think about what's your vibe? Hiking mountains or chilling by the lake? Or something more urban, like a quirky coffee shop or a local craft brewery? If you're unsure, don't stress! I'm always up for scouting new spots. If it means a 5-mile hike to a dreamy view, I say, "Why not?"


If you're not entirely sure, think about a place that's special to your love story! A trail you always walk, the spot you had your first date, there are plenty of options! And if you're still coming up blank, if you choose to book with me - I've got a lot of recommendations for my couples!!

These are a few of my favorite locations in Austin and Dallas, TX:


Zilker Park


Nestled in the heart of Austin, Zilker Park is a vibrant urban oasis offering lush green landscapes, a serene river backdrop, and iconic city skyline views. Perfect for lovers wanting to blend urban city vibes and nature!


Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden



A stunning botanical garden in Dallas, this location boasts a breathtaking collection of vibrant flowers, exotic plants, and themed gardens. Every turn offers a new backdrop for your couples' photoshoot!


Lake Travis Area


Lake Travis is known for its crystal clear waters, scenic limestone cliffs, and many recreational opportunities. It offers you plenty of gorgeous backdrops for your Texas couples photoshoot!


White Rock Lake


Located in Dallas, White Rock Lake is a serene urban retreat. With a scenic trail encircling the lake and the lake's calm waters reflecting the city's skyline, it's another beautiful setting for your couples or engagement photoshoot!


Downtown Austin


The downtown area is the heart of Austin, TX. It offers a great blend of historic landmarks, modern skyscrapers, and a vibrant arts scene, perfect for couples who'd love city vibes for their photoshoot!


Arbor Hills Nature Preserve


This 200-acre preserve is full of many beautiful spots, such as the vast prairies and dense woodlands, for you to choose from for your couples photoshoot!

Couples Photoshoot Outfits


This is one of the most common questions: what should we even wear?! You don't need to overthink this! I recommend bringing two outfits. One for a date night and one casual. Changing more than once can be tedious, but if you're comfortable in just one outfit, that's cool, too!


Choose clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident! Comfort is key, especially when it comes to shoes – there's a bit of wandering involved in our adventure! Think solids, "quiet" patterns, neutrals, and earthy tones. And if you'd like to add some colors, I suggest wearing soft pastel shades!

Making the Most of Your Session


Here's where you bring the fun and authenticity. Love your pets? Bring your fur babies along. Want some bubbly action? Pop a champagne bottle for that epic spray shot. How about dancing to your favorite song or bringing a cozy blanket to snuggle under? It's all about being YOU.


Forget the stiff poses and rehearsed smiles. This couples photoshoot is about embracing your quirks, laughing out loud, and celebrating your unique love story. Trust me, you'll look and feel fantastic - even if you don't think so yet!

Southern Oak Film Co | Texas Wedding and Elopement Photographer


If this couples photoshoot guide has got you all excited (as it should!), why wait? Let's book a date and create some beautiful memories together! You can inquire with me here! I can't wait to hear from you!