A mom asked for suggestions on where to take a family photo. Need a photographer recommendation? Check out the EMM Photographers Directory. Here are the spots recommended by the moms (indoor spots at the bottom):


Outdoor Locations

We did our Christmas card pics at Botanic Gardens and one year old pics at Oaklawn Gardens.

The Dixon has lovely gardens, and the Botanic Garden does too.

I took some great ones in the Peabody lobby.

The courtyard between the towers at International Paper is always beautiful.

Sounds silly but International Paper headquarters has beautiful gardens.

Municipal Park in Bartlett I shoot there often it’s beautiful with duck pond and stream with waterfall

Collierville Town Square. The gazebo, the vintage looking shops, the old train. It’s where we took our engagement pictures.

The Brooks Museum has a lovely courtyard with scrollwork iron gates that photograph nicely.

Rhodes College

Arlington Town Square, Harbor Town, South Main, Botanic Gardens

Bellevue Church has great spots like a gazebo and a couple ponds 🙂

Second Presbyterian has a really cute little courtyard by the little parking lot off Poplar. Just don’t park there during Parents Day Out (there is a sign)!

the Grotto” it is in Memorial Cemetery Park on Poplar just west of I240, check it out on line and you will see it is AMAZING, I know several people that have gotten married there over the years and the pictures were GREAT. EMM Visit on Easter Sunday

Cancer Survivor Park and botanic gardens

Shelby Farms at Sunset-open field-baseball field

Indoor Locations

The Peabody Hotel

The Madison Hotel

Chickasaw Oaks Village

Amtrak Station downtown

Teton Trek at the zoo

There are some pretty indoor places at Rhodes College— there’s a study area with some big pretty windows in the study area across from the library– I have taken my daughters photos there before

Collierville’s Morton Museum of History

Inside the Pink Palace in the old building – Beautiful.