Top Raleigh Area Photo Session Locations

One of the most common questions I get when a client sets up their outdoor family session is "What is the best location to use?" That question really depends on the time of year but Raleigh has a great selection of varied outdoor backdrops that work perfectly for family photography! Here are two of my favorites - and I'll be back with another post soon with some more beautiful Raleigh spots.

North Carolina Museum of Art

The Museum of Art grounds are great year round but especially when the tall grass is still around. They mow it in early Spring usually - so late Spring through November is usually my favorite times of year to shoot sessions here. In Summer they also have a wildflower field which is just beautiful. What makes this location extra special is that you can also do some images by the reflecting pools along the actual museum building. This, along with some natural shots in the tall grass and wildflowers, gives a huge variety of different images in one family session. This location is also one of my absolute favorites for maternity sessions!

Oak View Historic Park

Another great location hidden away in Raleigh is Oak View Historic Park. I love this location all year long - there's really no bad time of year to do a session here!

There are so many different spots at Oak View that I like to use: the open field (especially near sunset - the light is sublime!), the white fence, the big barn area, and an area that's sort of hidden away with some tall grasses. Depending on the time you may also get to see the park's goats in their pen!

I usually shoot full sessions here all year - and mini sessions here in the Fall as well. It has always been one of my most popular locations. But be sure to book a session for this location well in advance. There is a permit system at this park and only a certain number of photographers can be shooting there at any one time. These permits get filled way in advance (especially in the Fall!) so it is best to book early if you are hoping for this location.

Becca Robinson Photography is a Raleigh, NC based photographer specializing in newborn, milestone, and family photography. Becca has over 13 years experience in the area and is safety trained and fully insured.