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Best Places In DFW To Take Family Photos


Looking to take a photo? Sometimes you just don't want to sit inside a photo studio while someone simulates an outdoor backdrop. Why not go outside and take in some of the beauty that Dallas has to offer? Here are five great places to take a photo with your family in the DFW area.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 515-6615

When thinking about amazing places to take photos, the first place that comes to mind has to be the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. With 66 acres of gardens and outdoor attractions, you can't lose when looking for a beautiful backdrop to a family photo. But don't limit yourself. From senior photos to graduation photos, anything is possible at the Arboretum. Don't forget to grab a bite to eat while you're there at one of the wonderful restaurants. Make a day of it.

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Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
3220 Botanical Gardens Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 871- 7686

If you're located a little closer to Ft. Worth than you are to Dallas, there's something for you too. The Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens is full of picture-taking opportunities. This 110-acre garden spot is located just a few miles west of downtown Ft. Worth. This year, the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens is displaying art for your viewing pleasure inside the garden center. It's always fun to make a day out of picture taking. The lower rose garden has beautiful water areas, along with a touch of European elegance. With so many gardens to choose from, you'll want to get a map or maybe schedule a tour.

Lakeside Park
Lakeside Drive and Armstrong Ave.
Highland Park, TX 75209

Looking for a unique photo opportunity? Lakeside Park is the place to go. Also known as Teddy Bear Park due to its wonderful teddy bear statues, this spot provides unique areas for photographs. You will stroll past the Turtle Creek Dam and beautiful landscapes. This 14-acre wonderland is located between Beverly Drive and Armstrong Parkway along Turtle Creek. Bring a camera and get ready to cuddle up next to a few teddy bears. Just don't take any of them home with you.

The Harbor at Rockwall
2074 Summer Lee Drive
Rockwall, TX 75087

The Harbor at Rockwall offers so many wonderful locations to take pictures. The harbor is breathtaking and there are bridges and sidewalks that will take you for a leisurely stroll around the water. There are also beautiful fountains, piers and even a lighthouse for you walk around. This beautifully landscaped area has many restaurants, a Hilton Hotel and sometimes outside entertainment. Take the family for a drive and head on out to the Harbor at Rockwall.

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J.C. Penney Corporate Headquarters
6501 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75204
(972) 431-1000

Texas is known for its very famous and protected bluebonnets. Families love to sit among the bluebonnets and take photographs. Plano has a wondrous field that is both kid and pet friendly. Keep in mind that at any time when you are out in the flowers, there may be things that are hidden in the fields. So be safe, look around before getting comfortable and then enjoy your time. These beautiful bluebonnets can be the perfect spot to get lost in. What could be more appropriate for a photo in Texas than one among the state flower? Grab a bag, bring your camera and get ready to watch your family delight in the beauty.

Judy Serrano writes romantic thrillers at She graduated from Texas A&M Commerce with a BA in English. She is also a freelance writer for She lives in Texas with her husband, four boys and five dogs.

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