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.
Riparian Trail: Gem of a spot that's not usually crowded so helpful when including pets; provides colors, boardwalk bridges, meandering locations, mixed woods, peaceful lake.
Faust County Park2
Faust Park: Popular venue for engagement/wedding and graduation rustic photos; barn backdrop, foliage, trees, flowers, lake fountain, bridge, Butterfly House, historic village and playground.
Old Stone Church/Old Bonhomme Church: Built in 1841; renovated and can be used for special events, such as weddings, or visited for special tours.
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area5
Columbia Bottom Conservation Area: No list would be complete without this golden state park as a backdrop for autumn; family-friendly and dogs allowed on leashes.
Daniel Boone Home National Historic Site6
Historic Daniel Boone Home: A village of a dozen buildings from the 1800s is on-hand, including Old Peace Chapel; this is a national historic site.
Shaw Nature Reserve7
Shaw Nature Reserve: 2,400 acres of restored Ozark habitat, 17 miles of hiking trails, so much for natural photo backdrops; division of Missouri Botanical Garden.
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis: What screams St. Louis more than using the Arch, Cinder House terrace, city and illuminated skies as a backdrop?
St. Louis Union Station9
Aloe Plaza: Part of St. Louis Gateway Mall; fountain represents coming together of Mississippi/Missouri Rivers alongside 17 mythical creatures standing for tributaries.
Grand Center Arts District: Cultural hub of St. Louis region and landmark destination; eclectic, engaging venues and buildings line the streets along with street art.
Broemmelsiek Park is one of the many St. Charles County Parks that provide a great backdrop for family photos.
City Centre Park15
The beautifully-landscaped City Centre Park in St. Peters, with a lake, waterfall and gazebo, is a popular photo spot for prom night and senior pictures.