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Best Places to Take Family Photos in OKC

You know you want family photos and are looking around the Oklahoma City area for that perfect spot! As an OKC family photographer I am going to give you a list here of some of the best places to take family photos in OKC.

As you think about the location you want those photos at here are some things I love for my clients to consider –

  • is there a place that holds a special memory?
  • is there a place you spend a lot of time at that can tell your family’s story?
  • are you looking for a certain type of landscape?
  • are you needing it to be wheelchair accessible? or close to parking lot because of family members that can’t walk far?
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Here is a great list of the several of the best places to take family photos in OKC and the surrounding areas.

Don’t forget there are a lot of other areas to consider too – little local parks (E C Hafer is a great one!), go downtown or to the plaza district. For my short sessions I do choose the more popular spots but if you choose a full family session we will tailor your location to the best fit for your family’s needs and desires.

Will Rogers Gardens – NW OKC

Address:

3400 NW 36th St Oklahoma City, OK

Style

Manicured lawns, beautiful flowers, little ponds and in season flowers, a few green houses also can be used in winter months

The lovely Will Rogers Gardens are nestled in the NW OKC area and offer a wide variety of scenery for photo needs. Grassy spots, water and lots of flowers. Parking is quite easy and it is a beloved spot by many in the city to do family photos at.

Wheel chair & stroller accessible? Yes.

Check out this family session at Will Rogers Gardens.

Family gets photos at Will Rogers Gardens.

Your Home

Never will I not mention this location – it truly is one of the best places to take family photos in OKC – like seriously! It’s unique – no one else will have photos in your home. It tells an important part of your story! It can be chill. It can be fancy. We can giggle and laugh and play games in your backyard. Your kids have all the snacks on easy access. One of my favorites is when families do in home sessions to celebrate their littles 1st birthday…what an important milestone to have just those ordinary moments captured! (Check out this one year old session!)

Family photo session at home in OKC.

Lake Hefner

Address:

NW Oklahoma City

Scenery Type

Lighthouse, open fields, wooded areas, beach area

This delightful lake is another popular spot for family photo sessions. I love doing family sessions here as because we have a lot of time we can get a lot of variety and play into our photos. There’s the popular lighthouse spot (that can have lots of people at it so that can be hit or miss) but then many other areas of the lake provide both grassy open spots and beach areas where you van play in the sand and walk in the water. Make sure to wear bug spray during warmer months and do a tick check afterwards.

Wheelchair accessible? Some areas can be but not as friendly as other locations.

Dad and son at Lake Hefner.
Dad and son at Lake Hefner.

Martin Nature Center

Address:

5000 W Memorial Rd – Oklahoma City, OK

Scenery Type:

Open fields, lots of wooded areas, creek where photos can be taken

Martin Nature Center is another popular spot for photography sessions. The biggest downside to this location is the abundance of ticks during the spring, summer and fall months. Be sure to wear lots of bug spray and check afterwards if you use this location. There is a lot of variety for sessions if you are looking for that. I personally do not do sessions here due to the ticks.

Wheelchair and stroller accessible? Some areas.

Lake Arcadia

Address:

Lake Arcadia – 2nd Street Parks – Edmond, OK

Scenery:

lots of trees, lake and field views

I love the variety this location in Edmond, OK holds. There are some very popular spots here but there’s also some hidden gems I will take your family. Again lots of variety. Usually down by the lake you don’t have to worry too much about bugs but if you go in the high grass always remember bug spray and to do a tick check.

Wheelchair accessible? no

Expecting couple doing maternity photos at Lake Arcadia.
Expecting couple doing maternity photos at Lake Arcadia.

Sutton Wilderness Park – Norman

Address:

1920 12th Ave NE
Norman, OK 73071

Scenery

open field with trees in background, areas of trees – this is a very popular spot in the fall and always filled with lots of photographers

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Myriad Gardens

Address:

301 W. Reno
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Scenery

Seasonal Flowers, lots of pretty landscaping – can get very busy and full of people.
In the winter the Crystal Bridge is a great place for photos too.

These gorgeous gardens in downtown OKC are another high sought after spot for family and maternity photos. The gardens can get quite busy so often times morning sessions are one of the best choices there! This place is very wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Couple during maternity session at Myriad Gardens.

Hopefully this list of locations for the best places to take family photos in OKC. I hope it was a help to you as you choose your perfect location for your family photos. And don’t forget if you haven’t booked your photographer yet go ahead and reach out. I would love to be your family memory catcher!


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