Texas Discovery Gardens welcomes Amateur and Professional photographers for photo shoots. 

There is a fee for any portrait session or photo shoot in the Gardens, Butterfly House, or Building. Photo sessions are available in 2-hour increments between 10 am and 5 pm. By booking a photo session, you're directly supporting our organic gardens! 

Photography fees are waived for rental clients at Texas Discovery Gardens. Contact our Rental Department for details.

With Changing Room

If you need to book a photography session and a changing room, the fee is $75. The fee includes admission for one model and one photographer and use of our Bridal Suite for two hours. The Bridal Suite must be reserved at least two weeks in advance.

Without Changing Room

If your model comes ready to go and does not require a changing room, the photography fee is $50 and includes admission for one photographer and one model. Please note that our public restrooms may not be used for makeup application or as a changing room. Believe us, you'll much prefer the space, lighting and sink in the Bridal Suite!

Additional Guests

All other guests in the photo shoot will pay regular admission. If more than 10 people are coming to the shoot, our group pricing may be applied.

Book Your Photo Shoot

To book your photo shoot contact our Education Administrator, Whitney Mahan at (214) 428-7476 x 343 or booking@txdg.org. Payment can be made over the phone or on the day of the photo shoot. Rental clients please contact rental@txdg.org.

For Photographers

Do you want to bring multiple clients to Texas Discovery Gardens? Join our Photographer's Blue Morpho Membership Level!

Instead of paying per-session photography fees, enjoy a one-time $150 membership fee that includes several perks:

  • All Blue Morpho Membership benefits.

  • Unlimited complimentary photo shoots at Texas Discovery Gardens between 10 am and 5 pm for a whole year.

  • Complimentary admission during photo shoots for yourself and up to six guests; additional guests pay regular admission.

  • Reduced rate for use of the Bridal Room of $25 per session (upon availability.)

  • Complimentary extension of hours Wednesdays from 10 am to 7 pm. (Advance registration required; exclusive to Photography Members.)

  • 10% rental discount on garden spaces for photo shoots (giving you exclusive use of a space for the duration of the shoot.)