Bayou Bend’s opulent gardens are now available for bridal, family, and commemorative portraits!

Picture-perfect Bayou Bend is the perfect outdoor setting for your photos! Nestled in Houston’s historic River Oaks neighborhood, Bayou Bend offers 14 acres of formal gardens and natural woodlands that are beautiful year-round, from springtime azaleas and winter camellias to stately sycamores, live oaks, and other native trees and plants.

Contact us today to schedule a time to have the gardens all to yourself for a professional-photography session.

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Pricing Information
Session pricing is based on the details of your shoot. A session pass is good for two hours and permits access to the entire 14 acres (exterior only; photography is not permitted inside the mansion). As session times may only be selected when the estate is closed to the public, your access to the gardens will be both exclusive and intimate.

Contact us at lignat@mfah.org or 713.639.7758 for pricing and additional details. Please note that photography at Bayou Bend is permitted solely for private, noncommercial use.

Available session times:

  • Monday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Tuesday-Saturday, before 10 a.m. or after 5 p.m.

  • Sunday, before 12 noon or after 5 p.m.

Info for Photographers

Photographers—become one of the select few in Houston who can offer clients this extraordinary venue as an option! 

Contact us today to learn how you can join an exclusive group of professional photographers who have access to Bayou Bend.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is located at 6003 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007. Map & Directions

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