Bradenton is the sister city to Sarasota and situated on the beautiful Manatee River. It’s also the gateway to the gorgeous Anna Maria Island, but if you’re looking for a Bradenton photography location other than the beach, Bradenton has some beautiful options.
Check out some of our favorite Bradenton photography locations below that offer a wonderful variety of backdrops and scenery for your portrait session! Wanting something closer to your stay? We can meet at your resort or rental too, just ask!
Other locations you might be interested in include, Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Lido Key, Longboat Key and Sarasota.
Coastal vibes and Southern Charm
• Beautiful live oak trees with draping Spanish moss
• Large pond with a small walking pier
• Sunset views
• Large public parking log
• Sidewalk that provides easy access to all backgrounds
• Dog friendly
• the park is free, but they do encourage a donation for photoshoots
• a variety of lush garden backgrounds
• Parking is available
• Photoshoots must take place during their regular business hours
• calling ahead to make sure there isn't a wedding or other event scheduled is recommended
• Just over Green Bridge in Palmetto
• Tons of trails and paths surrounded by lush greenery
• Views of the Manatee River and Tampa Bay
• Beautiful boardwalks over mangroves
• Bathrooms available
Located in East Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch, this dog friendly park has a woodsy, southern feel
located in Northwest Bradenton, The park showcases collections of rare palms, fruits, and flowering trees, as well as three lakes, a butterfly garden, gazebo and pavilion.
Emerson Point Preserve is situated on the West end of Snead island on the North shore of the Manatee river with Terra Ceia Bay to the north.
• The Riverwalk is right on the beautiful Bradenton River
• Sidewalk accessible throughout the park
• Twin Dolphin Marina on the riverwalk gives great views of the sailboats and yachts
• Parking is all around the downtown area
Bradenton Riverwalk is a 1.5-mile-long public green space located along the Manatee River in Bradenton.
"Spencer and Summer were fantastic to work with! The plan for the shoot was well communicated and professional. We had a large group with 10 kids under age 6 — they were very patient and did a great job engaging the kids. Finally, the pictures turned out absolutely perfect!! Highly recommend!" -Laura
"the pictures turned out absolutely perfect!! "
"Spencer did a great job making the littles ones laugh for the pictures! Thank you so much for this wonderful memory. 😊"
"Great job making the little ones laugh"
"We used Love and Style for a family photo shoot on Anna Maria Island. They were so fun to work with and we love our photos. In just a 60-minute shoot they captured many different poses and locations on and around the beach. They were great at getting our baby to smile and getting great shots of her. I highly recommend them!!!." - Kaitlyn
"They were great at getting our baby to smile"
"If you are looking for a photographer, we used Love and Style Photography for our wedding pictures and they are perfect. When we decided to do a destination beach wedding we knew pictures were going to be important to us and Becky and Summer did not disappoint. The pictures were beautiful and they organization made the day run so smoothly. They made a timeline, which was a huge help for the day. They are easy going and fun to work with, which is important in a photographer. We couldn’t be happier with our experience and recommend them for anyone looking for amazing memories from their wedding day!" -Aubrey
"The pictures were beautiful and they organization made the day run so smoothly"
"Spencer was awesome. Very personable and easy going. Great communication from this company from start to finish. c. Would highly recommend." -Diana
"Spencer was awesomE!"
"This is our 2nd year using Love and Style Photography for our family photos. Both times we have had the pleasure of working with Spencer. He has been amazing and captured such beautiful pictures and moments for our family. We have 2 little ones which can be difficult when trying to get everyone to pose and smile, but he was so wonderful and patient with our girls - they loved him. Couldn't be happier and plan on coming back again!" -Dawn
"wonderful and patient with our girls"