8 Beautiful Terre Haute Photography Locations for Family Photo Sessions

Spring is finally starting to break through (yippee!!) and with the warm weather upon us it is the perfect time to get outside with your family. Each year our family tries to capture some outdoor family photos, and the Wabash Valley has some lovely outdoor photography locations.

When looking for a great photography spot, I always like to have spaces with plenty of room for the kids to explore, nice backdrops for beautiful images, and somewhere that is special to you that isn’t too far away from home!

Here are a few of my favorite Terre Haute photography locations for family photography.

8 Gorgeous Terre Haute Photography Locations for Family Photo Sessions

{Exclusive photo credit for the beautiful images in this post goes to Kelli White Photography.} 

1) Downtown Terre Haute

With so many adorable little shops and interesting buildings and structures, downtown can make for the perfect urban shoot for your family. You can even grab a quick bite at one of the great local restaurants or have a treat from Clabber Girl before or after your session.

2) Indiana State University

This is a really great location, especially if someone in your family attended Indiana State as it adds an extra special connection to the area. The kids can run around the fountain and there are many unique backdrops and green spaces.

3) Fowler Park

Fowler Park isn’t just for pioneer days! The budding trees and the gorgeous lake can make for some really pretty pictures. With all of the adorable little cabins and the red covered bridge there are plenty of opportunities for the kids to explore. This location can make for a really fun session any time of year!

Family Photo Locations Near Me in Terre Haute, IN

4) St. Mary-of-the-Woods

As one of the most beautiful and expansive outdoor spaces in the area, SMWC has plenty of locations for your photo session. The stone and brick buildings, along with many flowers and trees in bloom, make it an ideal location for family portraits.

5) Dobbs Park 

This park is the perfect location for your next family photo session. The park isn’t too spread out, so it makes for a short walk from the car to your picture spots, which is great for little ones! The kids can visit the nature center and explore the trails. They have plenty of unique features for your images including the lake, bridge and the even the Red Barn at Sycamore Farm right across the road!

6) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Another campus to make the list, they have plenty of trees and beautiful green spaces to play and explore at Rose Hulman. During the fall season, the changing leaves provide some of the most gorgeous backdrops in the area!

Family Photo Session Locations Near Me in Terre Haute, IN

7) Deming Park

Arguably Terre Haute’s most famous park, Deming Park is a popular photo location for prom, wedding, and family photo sessions. In fall, venture a few steps beyond the park for a colorful backdrop along Ohio Boulevard.

8) Your Own Backyard!

Sometimes the most special and beautiful space can be right outside your back door! It’s always nice when you don’t have to travel far with little ones. Chat with your photographer about how you can make the most of your space.

Any of these locations can make for great family photos. No matter where you end up for your next photo session, the key to great images is being connected with the ones you love.

Terre Haute Photographer Kelli White
Author/Photographer Bio: Kelli White is a freelance writer and photographer who loves working with kids, families and couples. She was born and raised in Terre Haute and recently returned home to Indiana after living in Atlanta for 10 years. When she isn’t busy photographing other families, she spends time making memories with her adorable daughter, handsome husband, and crazy rescue pup! For more info and to reach out to Kelli, you can find her through her website Kelli White Photography.