Best Summer Photoshoot Locations in the Triad

As a newborn, maternity, and family photographer in Greensboro, NC, I understand the importance of finding the perfect backdrop for your memorable moments. Whether you're in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, or High Point, these stunning locations are bound to make your summer photos shine. Let's dive in and explore the hidden gems of the Triad!

Little girl with light green overall dress and bow in sunflower field

Dewberry Farm in Kernersville, NC

Dewberry Farm in Kernersville, NC. Dewberry Farm is a private residence that you can rent for small events.  Dewberry Farm’s address is 2585 Dewberry Farm Ln. Kernersville, NC 27284. On special occasions, it is open to the public: Spring Tulips, Summer Sunflowers, Mother's Day, and Father's Day. Their you-pick sunflower field is a really cute scene for all types of photography such as engagement, family, senior, and kids portrait sessions.  The sunflowers are in bloom the end of July and beginning of August. In 2023, They charge $25 per hour for photography and require a reservation. The entrance price is $8 for adults and $5 for children. They have a limited amount of baskets and clippers available to borrow. For any additional information, you can click here to visit their website.

Little boy and his mom cutting a sunflower at Dogwood Farms in Belews Creek, NC

Dogwood Farm in Belews Creek, NC

Dogwood Farms is in Belews Creek, NC about 30 minutes North-West of Greensboro. The address for Dogwood Farms is 8096 Belews Creek Rd, Belews Creek, NC 27009. It has 13 acres of Fields. Dogwood Farm's U-Pick Sunflowers is end of July to August. Admission tickets to Dogwood Farms are $8 per person Monday-Friday Mornings 9-12. $10 Per Person Saturday + Sunday & Weekdays after 12. Children under 7 are free. 65 and older are $5. Veterans or active duty with Military ID are free. They charge $25 for photography per hour. You do not need to make a reservation.

Mariel Swan and daugher bella swan at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC

Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC

Tanglewood Park is a true paradise for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike. This expansive park offers breathtaking landscapes and vibrant flowers that will add a touch of magic to your summer photoshoot. Capture the charm of the Triad with its beautiful scenery and enjoy the tranquility that Tanglewood Park has to offer.

There is a $2 entrance fee per vehicle. The address for Tanglewood Park is 4061 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC.

Bur-Mil Park in Greensboro, NC

Bur-Mil Park, in Greensboro, NC, is a great destination to capture the essence of natural beauty.  The park's well-maintained trails wind through picturesque settings allowing you to explore and discover hidden gems at every turn. They also have large grassy areas and a pier that overlooks a lake which makes a great spot to take portraits. 

Gusenbury Fields Lavender Farm in Whitsett, NC

Gusenbury Fields is a small, family-owned lavender farm in Whitsett, NC. Lavender typically blooms from mid-May to July, with June being the peak. Sessions are available by appointment only.  They charge $75 per hour during daytime hours and $100 per hour for sunrise or sunset.

Reynolda Gardens in Winston-Salem, NC

Escape into the beauty of Reynolda Gardens, a picturesque location that blends art, nature, and history. Stroll through lush gardens, enjoy the vibrant colors of blooming flowers, and discover hidden nooks that provide an intimate setting for your summer photos. With its diverse range of backdrops, Reynolda Gardens ensures that every shot tells a unique story.

Greensboro Arboretum, Greensboro, NC

Nestled in the heart of Greensboro, the Greensboro Arboretum is a true gem for any photographer. Immerse yourself in the serenity of this botanical garden, with its meticulously maintained landscapes, vibrant blooms, and charming walking trails. The Arboretum offers a perfect balance between tranquility and natural beauty, providing endless opportunities for your summer photoshoot.

High Point City Lake Park High Point, NC

High Point City Lake Park is a hidden treasure, just waiting to be discovered by photographers seeking a serene and picturesque location. This park boasts a sparkling lake, lush greenery, and a vibrant display of flowers during the summer months. With its peaceful ambiance and scenic views, High Point City Lake Park creates a captivating backdrop for your summer photos.

Pilot Mountain State Park, Pinnacle, NC 

 If you're looking for a unique and dramatic setting, Pilot Mountain State Park is the place to be. This iconic landmark features a distinctive pinnacle that stands tall against the horizon, providing a stunning backdrop for your summer photoshoot. Explore the park's trails, capture panoramic views, and embrace the adventurous spirit that Pilot Mountain has to offer.

Triad Park in Kernersville, NC

Triad Park is a county park in Forsyth County. Triad Park's address is 9652 West Market St. Kernersville, NC 27284. The park boasts a diverse array of scenic features, from rolling meadows and lush greenery to serene ponds and winding trails. They have numerous shelters. Woodlands Hall Gazebo would be a perfect spot to take pictures if you need some shade or a covering to get out of the rain.

More Great Locations

Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden in Kernersville, NC

Tanger Family Bicentennial Gardens in Greensboro, NC

Bog and Botanical Gardens in Greensboro, NC

Gate City Gardens

Historic Bethabara Park Winston-Salem, NC

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Greensboro, NC

Now that you have a glimpse of some of the best photoshoot locations in the Triad, it's time to plan your summer adventure. Remember, each location offers its own distinct charm and ambiance, allowing you to curate a collection of beautiful and unforgettable summer photos.

Whether you choose the enchanting landscapes of Tanglewood Park, the artistic beauty of Reynolda Gardens, the tranquil oasis of Greensboro Arboretum, the serene vistas of High Point City Lake Park, or the awe-inspiring backdrop of Pilot Mountain State Park, these locations are sure to impress you.

So, grab your camera, gather your family, and let the beauty of the Triad become the canvas for your summer photoshoot.

Hi, I am Sarah Marchwiany! I have a light, simple, and timeless photography style. I'm a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based in Greensboro, North Carolina. I serve families in the Triad & Triangle areas including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Kernersville, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and beyond.