Favorite places to shoot in DFW
I would love to share with y'all my top 15 favorite places to shoot in Dallas-Fort Worth. It is a guide that I wish I had whenever I first started doing photography and was clueless when it came to locations. Let's jump right in!
15. Downtown Dallas
My favorite spots in Downtown Dallas includes The Joule Hotel, The original Neiman Marcus, and Klyde Warren Park.
*CLICK TO ENLARGE*
14. Deep Ellum, Dallas
Deep Ellum is filled with street art, color, and graffiti. The art is constantly changing which makes for a fun shooting location.
13. Bishop Arts District, Dallas
Believe it or not, Bishop Arts District was designed in the 1920's to be a streetcar stop. Now it is home to over 60 boutiques! I love how unique and shabby chic this area is.
12. Fort Worth Art Murals
As you see, there aren't that many pictures shown below because street art is very NEW to Fort Worth. Thanks to the talented Katie Murray of Katiepaintbrush.com and m2gventures.com, Fort Worth has three brand new inspiring murals (one is not pictured.) There is a rumor going around that other pieces are in the works! The colorful Pantone themed garages is located at Trust Print Shop. The staff that works there couldn't be more nice!
11. White Rock Lake, Dallas
This place truly is amazing. The views of the lake and docks are even more stunning in person. There's also a little historic home hidden in White Rock Lake that I can't get enough of!
10. West 7th, Fort Worth
Well, I was hoping to put more pictures for West 7th but the truth is, this place is constantly- I mean CONSTANTLY changing. There's already four locations that have been demolished or painted over. I have had so many shoots here but the images aren't worth sharing since the locations no longer exist. Now the good thing about that is there's always going to be new locations here and it will feel like your visiting a new place every shoot. Also, the West 7th bridge isn't going anywhere! It was recently completed a little over three years ago and there is a stunning view of Downtown Fort Worth from it.
9. Flora Street, Dallas
I have nothing but great things to say about Flora Street. If you love neutral backgrounds, this street is for you! My favorite locations include the AT&T Performance Art Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
8. Knox/Henderson, Dallas
If you love the backgrounds that Deep Ellum has to offer but don't care too much to be around the bums, then Knox/Henderson will be your go-to. Make sure to ask for permission before shooting, the owners will be so much more lenient!
7. Dallas Design District
I apologize for the photo overload here, but the options really are endless. This definitely isn't everything this area has to offer. What's great about the Dallas Design District is if you go during the weekend, you will have so much privacy! This is a low-traffic area.
6. Harwood District, Dallas
I love the "girlyness" of the area. From the Magnolias coffee shop to the beautiful pink panels at Hotel St. Germain, this is every fashion bloggers dream! I also love photographing at the beautiful Crescent Hotel. It truly makes you feel as if you are in Paris!
5. Magnolia Street, Fort Worth
Magnolia Street is filled with many gems. It is basically the Fort Worth version of Bishop Arts District. I love to go here if I know my client has casual looks. Make sure after your shoot, you stop by Melt Ice Cream, Stir Crazy Baked Goods, Brewed and Avoca Coffee Shop!
4. Arlington Hall at Lee Park, Dallas
From the beautiful white venue to the florals in the park, Arlington Hall is always a dream to shoot in. The ONLY downfall is that there may or may not be a wedding going on when you arrive to shoot. Across from the venue is the gorgeous view of Turtle Creek.
3. Trinity Groves & Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas
I love LOVE all of the backgrounds Trinity Groves has to offer. If you are new to Dallas, this place is a must! Even when you aren't shooting, you can stop by the Cake Bar or walk around to see the amazing street art. My favorite mural there is by the amazing artist Shepard Fairey who shot to even more fame when we did the art work for the Obama campaign. *Please make sure to ask for permission from Bishop Arts before shooting there because there are a couple of rules! They have always been so nice to work with!
Across Trinity Groves is the STUNNING Margaret Hunt Hill bridge and a stunning view of Downtown Dallas. I can't say I have ever had a bad shoot there.
2. Downtown Fort Worth
This downtown is my favorite downtown. The streets are so clean, people are so friendly, and parking is so EASY. I love the stunning buildings and neutral tones this downtown has to offer. If you are new to Fort Worth, you will love Sundance Square! During the summer, they offer free yoga classes and movie nights!
1. The Kimbell Art Museum and The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth
I love this location because it is truly the easiest. Every corner will feel new and the views are stunning! The options are endless, I could literally shoot here every week and it will feel like a new experience every time. Plus the staff at both of these places are so kind! Shout out to Alvaro!