ST. EDWARDS PARK
St. Edwards park is a beautiful park located on the North West side of Austin. It features beautiful greenery, a small creek, and in the springtime, wildflowers a-plenty! This is a unique spot for couples, maternity shoots, or anyone who wants to be in the water and have a little more privacy than Barton Springs.
BUTLER PARK & SURROUNDING AREAS
Butler Park is located just off of the 1st Street bridge and Riverside Drive. This versatile park is wonderful for those who want a mix of both urban and nature feels for their photoshoots. There's beautiful views of the skyline, the Colorado River, and it's also accessible to beautiful architecture at City Hall and the Long Center. This is a great location for modern portraits for social media, dating profiles, or even a great spot for family photos who want a little bit of everything for their scenery!
Jonesbrothers Park is a beautiful park located in the Texas Hill Country, in Jonestown, TX. Not only is it right on Lake Travis, but it has a half-mile trail that leads to a small waterfall and has towering trees on either side. In the spring, you'll find beautiful blooms along the trail and depending on the lake levels, a small creek flowing alongside the trail as well. It's perfect for shoots of any size!
BRUSHY CREEK PARK
Located in North West Austin in Cedar Park, TX, Brushy Creek Park is an incredibly family friendly location. With plenty of space to spread out, it's perfect for big groups, or even intimate family sessions. Golden hour is stunning at any time of the year, and the tall fields never go away with the seasons, along with most of its greenery. It is located on a creek and even has easy access to get in the water which would be perfect for family lifestyle sessions. It also features a bridge, mature trees, and plenty of places to sit and get cozy!
BRUSHY CREEK SPORTS PARK
Right down the road from Brushy Creek Park, this park is full of surprises! You wouldn't think that a sports park would have such a lovely trail, creek, and old built up train tracks, but it does! Above, the two photo examples show the park in different seasons (May, left, December, right). It's a park that has a ton of beauty in a tiny space. Throughout the year in golden hour the sun hits the trail and trees beautifully making it a gorgeous place to shoot. Green grass, a creek, beautiful structures and trails, what more can you want from a location?
BULL CREEK PARK
Bull Creek Park is a beautiful park just a hike away from St. Edwards! Much like St. Edwards, it features a wider creek and more places to shoot near the water without getting directly in it, or wet at all. It has unique trees, a wooden fence, and it's a short walk away from a dripping-fall (not so much a waterfall, but not… not a waterfall) and offers totally shaded locations as well as the rest of the beautiful scenery.
EXCLUSIVE ELLIE CHAVEZ PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS
Ellie Chavez Photography has exclusive access to beautiful private parks and locations in and around Austin. If you're interested in booking a shoot at one of these locations, send me an email with details and we'll get you all set up!