Say Cheese: City Guides to the Best Spots to Photograph Kids

Ashley O'Neill
April 28, 2014

For as long as we've had cameras, photographs have been an important part of our storytelling and record-keeping. A camera allows us to capture moments in time and keep them in physical form. Photographs grant us a way to hold on to the past and share our family’s history with future generations. They allow us to remember minutes, hours, days, and years, long after they have passed.

But you don’t have to spring for professional photos in order to capture the moments in your children’s lives. With the advent of smart phones and photo editing apps, it’s easy to become the photographic record-keeper for your own family.  Are you ready to get started?  Our editors have put together guides for their cities, collections of the best spots to find beautiful backdrops where you can snap a few pics of your own. 

As you’ll see, there's no shortage of settings for posed smiling or candid romping —  mountain ranges, urban skylines, sandy coastlines, forests and fields, parks and playgrounds, all just waiting for you and your kids. Preserve these fleeting moments of childhood, grab your camera, and hit the streets, Savvy-style!

Austin

Chicago

Dallas

Denver 

Houston

Indianapolis

New York

Philadelphia 

Portland

San Diego 

San Francisco and the Bay Area

Washington, DC

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