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G.O.A.T

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G.O.A.T
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There's a new G.O.A.T in town! I've given myself the title of the G.O.A.T of locations! Locations to shoot in Houston that is! As a blogger, we are always looking for new, cool, and untouched places to shoot. I get asked a lot about where I shoot and who does it. We can begin with the who! Bri Costello is the magician behind 99% of my epic photos! This woman has an eye for the perfect shot. A chance meeting brought us together but we've developed a friendship through photography and motherhood that will last forever!  Check out her Instagram @making_mama and follow along with her and her precious son!

The where! The answer is simple. I aim to keep my feed consistent with what makes me happy. The sun, flowers, color, animals, food...... I aim to find places where I can find at least two of these. I've found that deviation from this results in images that I'm not happy with and are not an accurate representation of me. Driving around the city and Google have been the best way for me to find my locations. I literally google "beautiful places in Houston". It also helps that when I was bored as a stay-at-home mom, I would drive my daughter around and let her sleep so that I could have an hour or so of quiet time. I discovered tons of places! Listed below are are some of my most favorite along with a few pointers about each one!

*Disclaimer* I do not know the "rules" when it comes to photography at each of the listed destinations. This post is in NO WAY consent for you to shoot at any of the listed locations. Please call or email to get the proper protocol PRIOR to your arrival. This post is simply an overview of the places I have previously taken photos! 

Happy shooting!

 

 This is one my MOST favorite places that we've shot! The  Cockrell ButterflyButterfly Center  is a Houston gem! There is nowhere like it! You literally feel as if you're in the rainforest. We shot here early one morning before the school crowds and were respectful of the butterflies, people and volunteers. If you live in Houston and haven't been, you should definitely experience it. If you are coming to Houston to visit, put this on your to-do list!

This is one my MOST favorite places that we've shot! The Cockrell ButterflyButterfly Center is a Houston gem! There is nowhere like it! You literally feel as if you're in the rainforest. We shot here early one morning before the school crowds and were respectful of the butterflies, people and volunteers. If you live in Houston and haven't been, you should definitely experience it. If you are coming to Houston to visit, put this on your to-do list!

 I told you I love flowers, so It's no surprise that this location was on my list!  Cornelious Nursery  was kind enough to have me as a guest at a beautiful event. I could not have been around this floral masterpiece and not taken a few shots! This is an actual working nursery and shoppers where around. If you have a green thumb and are looking for fresh cooking  or horticultural inspiration head to their  blog ! You'll be happy you did!

I told you I love flowers, so It's no surprise that this location was on my list! Cornelious Nursery was kind enough to have me as a guest at a beautiful event. I could not have been around this floral masterpiece and not taken a few shots! This is an actual working nursery and shoppers where around. If you have a green thumb and are looking for fresh cooking  or horticultural inspiration head to their blog! You'll be happy you did!

  Herman Park ! This location provides several different spots to take variety of photos! WE found this little nook as we were leaving and decided was perfect! This is also a great spot to spend the day for a picnic, a relaxing walk, paddle boats and more!

Herman Park! This location provides several different spots to take variety of photos! WE found this little nook as we were leaving and decided was perfect! This is also a great spot to spend the day for a picnic, a relaxing walk, paddle boats and more!

 I did say I was the G.O.A.T, right?!  My most recent shoot was at the  Houston Zoo ! We really do have a gorgeous zoo here in Houston! There is so much greenery and animals! Duh! The Zoo is currently in the midst of renovation/upgrade/getting new ish! It goin to be even better! I visit the zoo VERY often so much so that my photographer laughed hysterically because I knew where all of the bathrooms were located! ha! Be sure to check out the  Zoo calendar  too! They have so many events, like the adults only "Brew in the Zoo" and days when entry is free!

I did say I was the G.O.A.T, right?!  My most recent shoot was at the Houston Zoo! We really do have a gorgeous zoo here in Houston! There is so much greenery and animals! Duh! The Zoo is currently in the midst of renovation/upgrade/getting new ish! It goin to be even better! I visit the zoo VERY often so much so that my photographer laughed hysterically because I knew where all of the bathrooms were located! ha! Be sure to check out the Zoo calendar too! They have so many events, like the adults only "Brew in the Zoo" and days when entry is free!

 Me agreeing to share the G.O.A.T title...... 

Me agreeing to share the G.O.A.T title......