Updated: Nov 5, 2020
Oh, Tannenbaum Photography offers outdoor family photos and portraits. I do not own a studio and prefer to work with natural light. This is why my sessions take place in morning, within one hour after sunrise and in the evening during golden hour (about one hour before sunset). Of course, I'm willing to work with busy schedules, but this is when lighting is most flattering (and when locations are less populated).
Where a session takes place depends on you, the client! If you have a special place in mind, that's where our session will be. I also don't mind traveling, so whether your favorite spot is Enchanted Rock or Blanco, or somewhere else outside of San Antonio, we can go there! Locations outside of Bexar County will require an additional travel fee of $35. If you choose a location that requires an entrance fee, you will be responsible for your own fee. I will pay my own entrance fees. If you a choose a location that requires a Photography Permit, this fee will be added to your invoice.
If you don't have a specific place in mind, check out some of the places where I photograph most frequently or would love to have a session with you.
See end of post for more details about locations and pricing.
The following Locations are my go-to spots.
1. Hardberger Park
Address: 8400 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78230 This area of Hardberger Park has two small fields, a playground, and is close to the Nature Conservancy. It's a great location for Family Photos and Portraits because of the variety of background options in a small area.
2. Brackenridge Park
Address: 3700 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212
This park is perfect for morning sessions, when the park is less crowded. The river, woods, and architectural features make this a great backdrop for a wide range of photo sessions.
3. Botanical Garden
Address: 555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209
The Botanical Garden is perfect for longer sessions so that you can take advantage of all the beautiful spots the garden has to offer. Also, you have to pay an entrance fee, so you'll get your money's worth if your session is an hour or longer. It's also beautiful year round. If your session is around Christmas, the garden is also decorated for an extra festive touch for your photos.
4. Denman Estate
Address: 7735 Mockingbird Ln, San Antonio, TX 78229
This hidden gem in the Medical District part of town, offers something a little different as a backdrop for photos.
5. McAllister Park
Address: 13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247 (multiple entrance options)
McAllister is a very large park with trails and fields. Small patches of bluebonnets can be found here in the spring, too.
6. Walker Ranch Historic Landmark Park
Address: 12603 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
With woods, fields of wildflowers and wavy grass, and a picturesque bridge, this is one of my favorite locations.
7. Confluence Park
Address: 310 W Mitchell St, San Antonio, TX 78204
This is a wonderful spot to mix some architectural elements in with nature. There may be events happening at the park, so have a backup in mind.
8. Woodlawn Lake Park
Address: 1103 Cincinnati Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201
9. Landa Library
Address: 233 Bushnell Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
For a classy, more formal look for your outdoor photos, this beautiful Library is a great option.
10. San Pedro Springs Park
Address: 2200 N Flores, San Antonio, TX 78212
Located near the Public Theatre, this is a great location for actors to have their headshots taken before rehearsals! It's best in the morning, especially in warmer months, before the park becomes crowded.
11. Government Canyon
Address: 12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254
If you're willing to pay an entrance fee per person and hike a short distance, this is a great location for photos in a truly natural area. Dogs are welcome in the front portion of the park, too.
12. J Trailhead in Salado Creek Greenway
Address: J Street Park
Located on the Southside, this portion of the Salado Creek is beautiful. With Spanish moss hanging from the trees, to the creek, the bridge, this lil stretch has a lot to offer. Plus there's a parking lot which makes access super easy.