photo shoot locations

The locations listed below are our most recommended locations around the Rio Grande Valley that offer both outdoor and indoor settings for all kinds of photo sessions. Some locations do charge and others are free.


Outdoor Photo Shoot Locations

Hummingbird Springs | Donna, Texas

Hummingbird Springs Event Center is Located in Donna, Texas. This photo shoot location has to be one of my all time favorite locations in the Rio Grande Valley. Hummingbird is lush in greenery and also has cute features like a pergola, a cute little pond, and a beautiful home exterior. If you book it right before sunset sometimes you’re blessed with beautiful golden light and if not their garden lights still add twinkles to your photos.
Rental Fee: $60.00

Estero Llano Grande | Weslaco, Texas

Yes, a state park could be a great and money saving location for your engagement photo shoot. Estero Llano Grande State Park is this beautiful hidden gem located in Weslaco, Texas. As a photographer, I recommend getting a season pass, but if you don’t frequent it $5.00 per person is chump change for a great spot. The park is huge, so it’s not a bad idea to bring a 2nd pair of shoes but nonetheless it’s filled with great scenery.
$5.00 Per Person

Old Hidalgo Pumphouse | Hidalgo, Texas

So like you can actually see the border wall / border fence from this location. It’s actually pretty cool but not as call as the diversity this photo shoot venue has to offer. It’s got rustic vibes, lush green scenery, waterfront spots, and old school warehouse feels all wrapped in one. The rental fee is less than half a bill. Located in Hidalgo, Texas, it’s quite a drive out if you’re not from the area but I promise you, it’s worth the gas.
$40.00 Per Hour

Edinburg Municipal Park | Edinburg, Texas


The City of Edinburg, Texas has a lot of great FREE photo shoot locations to offer up like the Edinburg City Hall or UTRGV for grad photos but if you want a true nature scenery you can’t go wrong with the Edinburg Municipal Park aka “The Duck Park”. Bring your walking shoes because there’s a lot of walking but totally worth it.
Rental Fee: FREE

Archer Park / Main Street | McAllen, Texas


Archer Park located in the heart of McAllen, Texas has been a park since 1917 and still standing strong and beautiful. I love suggesting this park and the surrounding areas to clients because of how many textures, colors and backdrops that can be used for photo shoots. The park also has public bathrooms, which is always plus right?!
Rental Fee: FREE

South Padre Island, Texas


South Padre Island, Texas is another Rio Grande Valley gem that everyone loves. The beach is always a beautiful and plentiful location for all types of photo sessions. Even before you cross the Queen Isabella Causeway there’s already great spots to photograph at like the Port Isabel Light House. SPI has a 360 range of photography landscape that you can’t go wrong with!
Rental Fee: FREE


Indoor + Outdoor Photo Shoot Locations

Casa Polonia Weslaco, Texas


Casa Polonia is located in Weslaco, Texas. This photo shoot venue has both outdoor and indoor areas for photographers to use. The owner also provides a changing room for your clients. Casa Polonia has an elegant style that not only lends itself to engagement photography but also wedding day formal portraits. The owner is very nice and accommodating. Although it’s rental fee is on the pricer side it’s well worth it!
Rental Fee: $150.00

Memory Lane Photo Spot | Mission, Texas


Memory Lane Photo Spot is a cute vintage historic one-hundred year old property that’s located in Mission, Texas. The owners have curated this photo shoot venue to fit different looks and styles, lending itself both to causal and formal looks. Their rental fee is very affordable. Keep up with their social accounts because they decorate for the seasons and are always adding new features.
Rental Fee: $80.00

The Bryan House | Mission, Texas

The Bryan House is the perfect location for having indoor and outdoor photo session for different types of photo sessions. The lush greenery and historical setting indoors really lends itself for the perfection photo shoot location. This venue is located in Mission, Texas and very easy to find with great and accessible parking. Take advantage of the light falloff during golden hour for best results!
Rental Fee: $60.00 – $80.00


Chachalaca Bend Inn | Los Fresnos, Texas

The Inn at Chachalaca Bend in Los Fresnos, Texas has become one of my favorites locations to photograph couples. It’s so diverse and beautiful at every angle. I urge you to rent the location for both outdoor and indoor usage, it’s totally worth the price. The 2-hours the owner allows you to is enough time to use their cottage, shoot in their courtyard, and even by the water.
Rental Fee: $150.00

Quinta Mazatlán McAllen, Texas


I love the Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center in McAllen, Texas because it offers beautiful indoor and outdoor settings that really lends itself photography. The exterior of this historical venue is lush with beautiful floral settings and native plants and trees. The inside of the venue is a lavish hacienda filled with tons original furniture and décor.
Rental Fee: $150.00

Villa De Palmas | Alamo, Texas

Villa De Palmas is located in Alamo, Texas and is truly a beautiful photo shoot location offering indoor and outdoor settings. The venue has a beautiful staircase and vintage piano, a beautiful landscaped property that includes a bride and pond. I highly recommend this location if you are looking for an upscale photo shoot location.
Rental Fee: $100


Studio / Home

Ben Briones Studio


We offer a small studio setting for clients looking to have professional head shots or portraits taken of them with seamless paper backdrops.
Rental Fee: Built Into Package

Rented Studio


Depending on the type of photo session you are wanting we also rent local photo studios or photo shoot spots for you.
Rental Fee: Built Into Package


Your Home


We also offer photo session at the convenience and security of your own home. We take professional lighting and use your indoor and outdoor areas for the session.
Rental Fee: FREE


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