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10 Best Picture Spots Around Fresno, CA

Fresno is relatively a small town. It’s no San Francisco or Los Angeles. But it certainly has some amazing hidden gems! And, besides that, it’s literally right in the middle of California, so that means we can drive for less than 3 hours and make it to awesome places like the Central Coast and Yosemite. On this blog post, I wanted to share with you our top 10 best picture spots around Fresno, CA!


#1 Yosemite

Only 2 and a half hours away from Fresno, we will never say no to going to Yosemite! This National Park is one of kind, and full of photo options. We love shooting around the Valley as much as we love going a little higher and shooting at Glacier Point and Taft Point! There really isn’t a corner of this park that isn’t absolutely stunning.



#2 Big Sur

There isn’t a shortage of photo options at this place, seriously. The California Central Coast is one of the most beautiful coastlines I have ever seen in my life!



#3 Carmel

This city is full of charm, we all know that. But one of our favorite places to shoot is Carmel Beach! Beautiful and dog friendly, what else could you ask for?



#4 Shaver Lake

Only 1-hour driving distance from Fresno, Shaver Lake is always a good option if you don’t want to drive too far! It’s beautiful, and apart from summertime, it’s never too crowded! These photos were taken early fall, and we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves!



#5 Fresno County Blossom Trail

This is also a very popular place for photos! I mean, look at this! These beautiful flowers only last for about two weeks though, usually by the end of February and the first week of March every year.



#6 Fresno City College

With beautiful architecture all over, Fresno City College is a great option for your engagement session, especially if it has some meaning to you and your partner!



#7 Woodward Park

Hands down, this is the best park in Fresno! Fall is a very popular season for photos, and it’s not hard to see why, so we would always recommend having your photos done during a weekday if possible!



#8 Fresno State University

These two that you see in the picture met and got engaged at Fresno State. So it was very fitting to do their photoshoot at a place that meant so much to them! The University of Fresno has so many beautiful areas, we had a lot of fun shooting there!




#9 San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust

This gorgeous place in North Fresno offers many services, and one of them is weddings! You can also take your engagement photos there, and it’s certainly a beautiful place in Fresno to do so! They do require a photo permit, so just make sure you contact them to check on their availability and permits.




#10 Downtown Fresno

If you love urban vibes, Downtown Fresno is perfect for you! This wedding reception was at The Bankers Ballroom, a venue located in one of the most historical buildings in Downtown Fresno, the Pacific Southwest Building. It was amazing to be able to go in and out of the venue so many times to take pictures around downtown!


So if you’re looking for the perfect spot for your engagement session, anniversary photo session, or even wedding portraits, here it is! Our top 10 picture spots around Fresno, CA!

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  1. Nicole Alex says:

    This is such an incredible resource for couples – there is so much variety and beautiful places to choose from around Fresno!

  2. Great resources for killer locations around Fresno! I used to run cross country and ran so many races at Woodward park – I can attest it’s a gem!

  3. Abbi Hearne says:

    This is such a helpful blog post!! Every spot is so beautiful!

  4. Such amazing locations to have a session, elopement or wedding around Fresno, CA! My personal fav is Yosemite or Big Sur!!!

  5. Sarah Fields says:

    All of these locations are STUNNING!!! I’ve been wanting to go to Yosemite so bad!

  6. Heather says:

    Great suggestions!! All the photos you have along with them are gorgeous too!! <3

  7. Jessika says:

    Omg the blossom Trail!!! What an awesome resource for couples in Fresno! Amazing photos too!

  8. Great suggestions! Being an east-coaster, I didn’t know all these iconic places I’ve seen photographed were in the same general area around Fresno. Keeping this list handy for when I make my first trip to Cali.

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