Dallas Location Guide

by Leah Goetzel

Oak Lawn Park

Uptown, Dallas

Oak Lawn is one of my favorite locations because it combines an urban, city feel with a nice nature component. It has a beautiful gazebo and white pillared building that can add structure and interest to any shoot. And the lighting around sunset is gorgeous poking through the trees!

 

Cost : free

Parking : unmetered spots on Lee pkwy

Accessibility : great! Easy parking, and relatively flat. 

Griggs Park

Uptown, Dallas

Griggs park is a new spot for me located in Uptown. It provides a great downtown skyline shot. I love the cool residential feel. It reminds me a little of New York. If you want something super accessible and relatively quiet (unlike Deep Ellum or Downtown) but still with an urban vibe and neat architecture this spot might be for you! 

Cost : free

Parking : metered and unmetered spots all around. I like parking off State and Thomas. 

Accessibility : great! Easy parking and super easy to navigate. 

Lakeside Park

Uptown, Dallas

Lakeside Park is a great small park with gorgeous sunset light. There's a beautiful bridge, lake, and grassy area. It's super accessible and perfect for short shoots! If you want to do multiple locations it's very close to Uptown, Oak Lawn and Griggs Park! 

Cost : free

Parking : lots of free parking off Lakeside Drive  

Accessibility : great! Easy parking and super easy to navigate. 

Downtown Dallas

Deep Ellum

Deep Ellum is such a fun location, it might even be my favorite place to shoot. If you want an urban environment with lots of fun colors, this is the location for you! I love popping into local coffee shops and breweries to capture my couples vibe. There are tons of different murals scattered around, so go walk and explore! There's not a whole lot of shade in this location, so go in the evening or early morning! I also highly reccommend a weekday shoot as weekends can get very busy! 

 

Cost : free

Parking : lots of metered spots, free parking on Crowdus street.

Accessibility: medium, relatively flat but lots of intersections and walking.