Our Four Favorite Family Portrait Locations

Posted on July 25th, 2018 in Portraits by Lauren Peterson

With summer in full swing and fall quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to start planning your next family session!

We know it can be difficult researching and finding that ideal location for everyone, so we have compiled a list of four of our favorite family portrait locations. From the city, to beautiful parks, and even our very own studio, there is something for everyone.

The team at Philip Gabriel Photography can’t wait to help you schedule your session and capture beautiful family memories for you to cherish for years to come!

Check out the list and photos below, and comment which location you would most like to try!


Ridley Creek State Park

This suburban gem is located just 15 miles outside of Philadelphia, and is the perfect location for family photos. While it is a popular spot for family sessions, it isn’t over-crowded, which is especially great with larger families and families with children.

Between the beautiful architecture and foliage, there are countless opportunities to get the perfect shot. We particularly love utilizing one of the many stunning stone staircases as a backdrop!

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park is one of Philadelphia’s beautiful parks located right in the heart of Old City.

This park is ideal for family photos because it is not as crowded as some other parks in the city. Between the greenery and gorgeous buildings that surround the park, we cannot think of a better oasis in the city to hold a photo shoot!

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Located less than an hour from Center City, Valley Forge National Park is a beautiful location for all types of portrait sessions!

There are limitless spots in this 3,500 acre historic park to take photos. It is particularly beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing, providing a colorful backdrop! It’s beautiful foliage and historic buildings are sure to be a wonderful setting for your next family session.

Our Studio

Our private studio is located in Media, PA and is perfect for all types of portrait sessions.

We have a variety of color and textured backgrounds, but we find that some of our most beautiful sessions are the most simple! There is nothing quite like a classic black or white backdrop to allow you and your loved ones to shine. We love having such a great space to capture memories in our own backyard!


Contact Philip Gabriel Photography today to schedule your family portrait session.