12 Best Places for Photos Near Orlando

12 Best Places for Photos Near Orlando

Taking Photos in the City Beautiful

Orlando is one of the best places for taking photos and it has many spots that can make a great backdrop for your images. Just right within Orlando, you’ll be able to find tons of different locations with bricks, stairs, nature, urban vibes, and so much more!

I’ve been living in Florida for two years now and It has been my goal to find new places each time I shoot. Whether it’s for my own personal projects, for travel, or for a client, I try to always give them a variety of options that will complement well in their session depending on what they’re looking for and their selected theme, if any.

Taking photos in Orlando is really fun! I find something new and different every time I’m shooting and it’s super cool to know that you live in a place that always catches your eye.


Best Places for Photos near Orlando - Baldwin Park

Baldwin Park, Orlando

Baldwin Park, Orlando

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Christmas Sessions in Baldwin Park

Christmas Sessions in Baldwin Park

Portrait Photographer in Orlando

Although I don’t live right in Orlando, I've learned that any surrounding areas are just called Orlando as well! But rather than saying that I’m just an Orlando Photographer, I like to always let people know that I’m a Travel Photographer. I travel anywhere for my photo sessions!

I’ve done work in Tampa, St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Melbourne, and anywhere around Florida. I also love going up to Georgia, Louisiana, and North Carolina. Being able to travel for my work has opened up many possibilities for me on the creative side.

When I explore places that go out of my usual routes, I get to expand my photographer’s eye, learn to manage light in different scenarios, and find new ways to enhance my art. To me, this is like continuing education that helps me get better at my craft.


Best Places for Photos near Orlando - Cypress Grove Park

Cypress Grove Park, Orlando
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best places for photos in Orlando Cypress Grove Park

Best Places for Photos near Orlando - Disney’s Boardwalk

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Best Places to Take Photos in Orlando

I’ve been to some places that I love and feel lucky to go back to, and some places that I’ve been shooting at that don’t inspire me at all! I remember when I would go crazy during my first year living here because clients would ask me “Which location do you recommend for our photos?”, and I would go completely blank! It’s really hard to relocate being a photographer because people instantly think that we know ALL the places where to shoot.

Most of the times, we do. But for me, I’m still not there yet and have a long way to go and plenty to keep on exploring. Throughout these 2 years, I’ve gathered my list of favorite places for photos near Orlando. If you’re new to the City Beautiful, a photographer just starting out, or if you simply love traveling and finding new places, this is for you!


Ponce Inlet Beach, East Coast

Ponce Inlet Beach, East Coast

Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park

Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park

Downtown Winter Garden

Downtown Winter Garden

Kraft Azalea Garden, Winter Park (do you see a familiar face in this pic?!) My mommy, one of my sisters, and yours truly!

Kraft Azalea Garden, Winter Park (do you see a familiar face in this pic?!) My mommy, one of my sisters, and yours truly!

Park Ave, Winter Park

Park Ave, Winter Park

Washington Oaks State Gardens, Palm Coast. Not close to Orlando, but one of my favs!

Washington Oaks State Gardens, Palm Coast. Not close to Orlando, but one of my favs!

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

The Mayan Courtyard, Maitland

The Mayan Courtyard, Maitland

Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando

Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando

Sanford Riverwalk, Sanford

Sanford Riverwalk, Sanford

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Yanitza Ninett is a Lifestyle & Portrait Photographer based in Orlando, serving the Central Florida area, St. Augustine and Georgia. Her blog, Pieces of Me, features most of her work, along with photography tips, lifestyle sessions, personal experiences and travels. Yanitza Ninett documents Engagement Sessions, Beach Weddings, Seniors, Family Sessions & Boudoir. The YN Experience characterizes by giving an unforgettable photography experience along with professionalism and dedication. We are about telling stories...your story! Contact us for more info!