If you’re looking for summer photoshoot ideas in Austin, Texas, you’ve come to the right place.
Is it just me or has this summer been unseasonably hot? It’s always a struggle to find summer photoshoot ideas that don’t feature a whole lot of sweating, but it feels even more pertinent to find ways to cool off this year.
Although it’s extra hot in Texas between May and September, summer is also a time of year when extra memorable memories are made. Whether your kids or on summer vacation or you’re a couple tackling a summer bucket list, there are so many experiences you can document this summer.
I’ve curated a list of summer photoshoot ideas that feature iconic Austin spots and activities perfect for staying cool and having a blast.
Nothing beats the serenity of Barton Springs Pool first thing in the morning before the crowds descend upon this Austin gem.
Splash pads are a crowd favorite for kids of all ages. Capture the joy of being a kid in the summer by documenting this definitive rite of passage for any child with a Storytelling Session. You can find parks with splash pads in Austin all over town.
Paddleboarding on Town Lake is idyllic at both sunrise and sunset. Get cozy with your partner on a paddleboard and document the moment with a Storytelling Session that features golden hour with the Austin skyline.
All of these gorgeous watering holes are currently on my own summer bucket list. Book a Day in the Life session to capture an ideal day of swimming and picnicking with your family or friends.
Start an afternoon Slice of Life session at the Thinkery, an interactive kids museum in the Mueller neighborhood. Once your kids have explored all the hands-on exhibits, snack on ice cream and run around at Mueller Lake Park.
Grab your friend group or host a family reunion on Lake Travis. Book a boat for the day and capture the fun of swimming, wakeboarding, sightseeing, or even partying at Devil’s Cove with a Day in the Life session.
For the classic beach vacation photo sessions, drive 3.5 hours to Galveston. There’s no shortage of ideas for a Storytelling Session. Run around the beach and the jetties at sunset, or spend the evening playing games at the Pleasure Pier.