Situated between Dallas and Fort Worth, right in the midst of the metroplex, Irving is home to more than 200,000 residents and a vast array of events, culture, and economic variation. There is something to do all over the city, any night of the week. From nightlife to family fun to work and play, Irving doesn’t skimp on variety.
Photo opportunities are varied. If you’re planning family photos or engagement photos, have fun choosing just one!
Fritz Park Petting Farm
Whether you have children, or you’re a child at heart, Fritz Park Petting Farm makes for some fun and unique photo opportunities. Open during the summer, this more than 30-year-old destination is the place to experience farm life. Pet and interact with sheep, goats, chickens, horses, ducks, and rabbits. No fees are required to enter but contact them to inquire about hours of operation.
Irving Arts Center
Home to some of the finest theatre and entertainment in the metro area, the Irving Arts Center is a beautiful venue inside and out. Pose on the large dramatic stage, or head outside to gather around the central fountain. Four galleries, a special event room you can customize to your needs, and a sculpture garden, all make for fascinating backdrops.
So many possibilities present themselves along Campion Trail, you may have a hard time deciding where to set up your photo shoot. There are 22 miles along the West Fork and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. The trail was created in Irving’s initiative to develop a local greenbelt trail, eventually connecting the regional trail system between cities within the Metroplex. View the master plan and open areas of the trail here.
The Mustangs of Las Colinas
This breathtaking sculpture is a stunning backdrop for your photos. Located in the middle of Williams Square, a stark, pink granite plaza, this larger-than-life is a depiction of nine wild mustangs galloping across a stream.
Commissioned in 1976, the sculpture was crafted and installed in 1984 by Robert Glen, an African wildlife artist. There is a museum across the street from the installation that explains the painstaking process Glen created to turn the bronze mustangs into one of Irving’s most notable art pieces.
Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center
If you’re looking for a unique and historic space for your photos, the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center showcases three museums, engaging exhibits, and a native plant garden.
Created to tell the story of one of the oldest African-American communities in Dallas County. Bear Creek is the epitome of history and simplicity of 19th-century life and makes for a significant photo shoot. Hours are limited, so contact the visitor’s center to make sure they’re available.
Modeled after the canals of Venice, the Mandalay Canals boast vine-covered bridges, scenic views of waterfalls, and a lovely old world charm.
There are a variety of restaurants, offices, and local businesses along the canals, all connected by pretty tree-lined cobblestone streets. An authentic Italian Gondola is available for leisurely floating. Mandalay is the perfect location for a romantic or charming photo shoot.