You have your dress! It’s been altered and fits like a glove! Now it’s time to choose a location for your bridal session. Usually your venue will let you use their location free of charge (definitely confirm this with them, but that’s usually the case), so that’s always a great option that is personal to you! If you want something different that your venue, I’ve listed some of my favorite locations below that I highly recommend to help you out! Good lighting is so important for photos and the locations below have great light and photograph beautifully! Have an idea or location already in mind? You’re definitely not limited to this list! Let me know your ideas and we can bounce some ideas around and talk about the options!
The Creative Chateau – The Creative Chateau is an “elegantly designed Chateau furnished with European antique fixtures and finishings.” It’s the perfect backdrop if you’re looking for something that’s elegant with a European flair. The tall windows at this location allow for ample natural light and is a great option if you want an indoor location and/or are worried about rainy weather. Photos can be found on the Creative Chateau’s Instagram account HERE.
Location Fee: $100-$150/HR depending on what room is rented
The Oak Atelier – This natural light studio is located in Montgomery, TX and is a great option if you want an indoor, natural light location with a neutral background.
Location Fee: $60/HR/per room OR $150/HR full studio rental
Chateau Cocomar – This is one of my favorite locations for bridals. All of the windows in this venue provide a ton of natural light for stunning images, but also allows us to shoot inside and avoid the Texas heat!
Location Fee: $350/HR
The Farmhouse – Located in Montgomery, Texas the Farmhouse is stunning in all directions and is perfect if you like the Joanna Gaines vibe and want a neutral background. There’s a chapel on site as well as beautiful country scenery.
Location Fee: $100/hr and they only book bridal sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays
River Oaks Garden Club – This location has the perfect garden vibe even though it’s located in the middle of the city. With it’s luscious gardens, it’s the perfect backdrop for bridals!
Location Fee: $200
Mercer Arboretum – A gorgeous arboretum where you’ll be surrounded by nature, flowers and a complete garden feel for your bridal portraits. Mercer Arboretum is free to use, but there is not changing space available at this location. Please be aware that you will need to arrive in your dress if you choose this location.
Travel Expense: None
Out Under the Trees – Filled with trees, a field and even some horses, this quaint place has some of the most beautiful light in the evenings. A little known fact about this location: I actually had my bridal portraits taken here.
Location Fee: $25/Hour, Travel Fee: $100
Brazos Bend State Park – This park is a gorgeous location with so many options: large moss trees, open fields, wooded trails, etc. It’s one of my favorite locations!
Travel Expense: $100 plus $8 entry fee per person
Townhall Texas – Want something rustic and full of character? Townhall Texas might just be the perfect spot! This venue has tons of little spots on their property…some rustic, and some are just perfect for beautiful scenery!