Beautiful Photo Session Locations | Reno, Nevada

The number one question I get asked every time I am scheduling a photography session is, "Where do you think we should do the photo shoot?". This question is usually followed up with thoughts such as, "I would like somewhere really pretty" or "I would like beautiful colors in the location". This is even more so true in the fall when everybody is looking for those gorgeous colors in their family photos. I have gathered photos from my favorite locations to have sessions at in and around the Reno area.

The first location I love, and my favorite place to have sessions of any kind, is Callahan Ranch Park in South Reno. Callahan is located off of Mount Rose Highway, just west of Raley's Supermarket and Galena High School. It is a gorgeous park, with gorgeous light! Just check out this beautiful photo of one of my favorite families to photograph.


Callahan is known for it's variety of backdrops - from the gorgeous Galena Forest, to open fields, to a nice grassy area with beautiful backgrounds. Here are a few more photos from the various areas around the park.

Another location I love, which is very popular due to it's blooming beauty in the spring/summer and gorgeous colors in the fall, is Rancho San Rafael. It is beautiful with SO many different looks and locations throughout the large park. This picture was taken in an open area surrounded by trees and gorgeous light drifting in.


In the Spring, Rancho has beautiful blooms and colors all around. I was able to place this gorgeous family in front of some blooming flowers with beautiful colors.


In addition to these two stunning locations, Rancho offers a ranch area, many dirt paths surrounded by beautiful trees and colors and gorgeous backdrops all around.

Another location I just discovered last fall is the captivating Dangberg Ranch south of Minden. This location is beyond gorgeous - with the beautiful mountains in the distance and big, magnificent trees all around. There are beautiful buildings and rustic farm equipment on the property as well, which provide for a lot of variety throughout your session. 

Another favorite of mine is Crystal Peak Park in Verdi. This park is known for it's Nevada charm. It is full of wide open fields of beauty and light. One cool aspect of this park is that it was once home to Verdi Glen Resort, long ago lost in a fire. The old fireplace from the main dinning area still remains and makes for an awesome backdrop for photos.

The beautiful City of Genoa is also another great location for your photo session. There is a pretty park located in the middle of this small town, along with so many beautiful buildings located throughout the town.

Reno has so many beautiful locations to choose from for your photo session. In addition to these, there is also Crissie Caughlin Park in West Reno; Wilson Commons Park in Washoe Valley; Bartley Ranch in South Reno; and the amazing campus at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Cari Bradley