Great Family Photo Shoot Locations

Family photo shoots create memorable experiences and keepsakes. Choosing a location and a photographer can also accentuate that experience. Whether you are drawn to a more traditional backdrop or interested in a unique and off the beaten path locale, this is our guide to great family photo shoots.

  1. Photo By: Kimber Patterson

    C W Moore Park


    C.W. Moore Park - Tucked away in the heart of downtown, stand in front of the waterwheel to capture Boise history.

  2. Photo By: Charles Knowles

    Boise Train Depot


    Boise Train Depot - this beautiful historic Spanish-style structure opened in 1925 and has graced thousands of family holiday cards since.

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  3. Photo By: Provided

    Boise River Greenbelt


    Boise River Greenbelt - the red truss bridge that crosses the Boise River in Idaho Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park is a natural frame for photos.

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  4. Photo By: City of Boise

    Camels Back Park


    Camel's Back Park - a favorite viewing point for astronomical events and fireworks, it's also a beautiful backdrop for a family photo.

  5. Photo By: Freak Alley Gallery

    Freak Alley Gallery


    Freak Alley - the largest open air art gallery in the Northwest celebrating local artists is located in the heart of downtown.

  6. Photo By: Idaho Botanical Garden

    Idaho Botanical Garden


    Idaho Botanical Gardens - numerous backgrounds ranging from a meditation pond to a children's adventure garden are available for a wide variety of photographs.

  7. Photo By: City of Eagle

    Reid Merrill Park


    Reid Merrill Park - although located steps from bustling downtown Eagle, a quick stroll will find you near the river and peaceful beach.

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  8. Photo By: City of Boise

    Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve


    Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve - this 44-acre haven has scenic pathways and overlook areas, but dogs are not allowed.  People-only photos, please.

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  9. Photo By: City of Boise

    Julia Davis Park


    Julia Davis Park - photo opportunities are plentiful in the city's oldest park.  With 43 acres of roses, trees, and ponds, there's something for everyone.

  10. Photo By: Susan Borsch

    Foothills East Park


    Boise Foothills - with a backdrop worthy of a postcard, the foothills are beautiful year-round, and explode in color in spring and fall.

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  11. Photo By: Brooke Robbins

    Scentsy, Inc.


    Scentsy, Inc. - you can find plenty of spots on their beautiful, flower-filled campus for the perfect backdrop.

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  12. Photo By: Susan Borsch

    Foothill East Park


    Boise Foothills - with a backdrop worthy of a postcard, the foothills are beautiful year-round, and explode in color in spring and fall.

  13. Photo By: City of Meridian

    Discovery Park


    Discovery Park - get creative with interesting backgrounds. A photo in front of the green climbing wall will have people asking, "Where IS that?"

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  14. Photo By: City of Meridian

    8th Street Park


    8th Street Park - a good spot to throw down a blanket on the grass and have a picnic while taking family photos.

  15. Photo By: Doug Covey

    Ann Morrison Park


    Idaho Balloon Festival - from September 1-5 head to Ann Morrison Park and take selfies in front of endless colorful hot air balloons.

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  16. Photo By: City of Boise Department of Arts & History

    Dick Eardley Senior Center


    Keepsies Sculpture - adding your kids into this life-size bronze sculpture of three children playing marbles creates living art. 

  17. Photo By: Charles Knowles



    Bardenay - check out the sandy beach located behind Bardenay in Eagle for a beautiful background for a family photo shoot.

  18. Photo By: Idaho Suicide Prevention

    You Are Loved Mural


    You Are Loved Mural - with a powerful reminder and beautiful message, this cherished mural is always appropriate for a photograph.

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  19. Photo By: MK Nature Center

    Morrison- Knudsen Nature Preserve Stream Walk


    MK Nature Center - there are so many green, lush, and beautiful spots at the Nature Center that you might overlook Sturgeon Pond.

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