All of you out there that are tryingn to learn about where you can buy cameras and take photos in Dallas and Ft Worth has come to the right place. Those topics are just the beginning as we have plenty of other related things to get into as the post moves forward.
There probably isn’t a better way for us to begin than with the best local photographers for those who need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or who just want to capture memories at any special event. Then you can read about photo printing shops where you should be able to develop and print passport photos, brochures, marketing materials or anything and we will discuss photography studios in your area too.
Some reading this might be interested in taking photography classes or maybe you just want to know about places to buy cameras and some repair shops which should sell all the new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, or other equipment and accessories you might desire.
Places to take beautiful selfies near you will get a shout out before other loosely related subjects like camera phones and security cameras. We will do our best put the right shops in the right lists but since many of these topics are quite correlated some crossover between the lists should be expected.
Be sure to check out the map at the end which can help you figure out where all the Dallas and Ft Worth camera and photo places we list are located. To read more posts on cities around the Midwest check out that link.
You can find a local photographer for a wedding, graduation, or other special event by contacting:
- Scott Aleman
- Amy Karp
- AJK Images
- Allen Tsai
- Tara Arseven Photography
- Kim Hayes Photography
- Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography
- Locations Photography
- Southern Flair Photography
- Photography by Misty
- M&M Media Services
- Miranda Longoria
- Emily Chappell
- Amir Fard
Scott Aleman has been providing wedding photography and corporate headshots near you for almost 10 years. Amy Karp’s works have appeared on Brides of North Texas, Elle, Modern Luxury, In Style, Us, The Knot, Vogue, Carats and Cakes, D Weddings, and Martha Stewart Weddings.
AJK Images has been a master photographer in your area for more than 10 years specializing in families, high school seniors, maternity photos, modeling portfolios, professional business head shots, birthdays, and many more events. Localbest and Texas Business Awards named him one of the best photographers in Dallas in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Allen Tsai’s fine art portraits and works have appeared on Ruffled, Little Blackbook, Brides of North Texas, Chic Vintage Brides, Grey Likes Weddings, Belles and Bubbles, Rouge, The Perfect Palette, Junebug Weddings, and Hochzeitsguide.
Ruffled, Wedding Chicks, Fearless, Equal and Forever, Offbeat Bride, The Knot, The Southern Social, Wedding Wire, Amor Latino Unveiled, 7 Centerpieces, and Looks Like Film have featured Tara Arseven’s works in the last decade.
Menary has been taking wedding photos for almost 10 years and her works have appeared in Inside Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, D Weddings, Modern Luxury Weddings, and Style Me Pretty.
Wedding photography has been Kim Hayes’ specialty for almost 10 years. With over 300 weddings and 12 years of experience in capturing weddings, portraits, and beauty Igor has been offering engagement and bridal sessions, bridal boudoir, and wedding videography. He also received awards from The Knot, Wedding Wire, WPJA, Wedisson Award, and PPA.
Tracy Autem and Lightly Photography has been specializing in events, private parties, and weddings for over a decade. Over 3,800 couples and countless individuals have been satisfied with Southern Flair Studio’s executive headshots, family, children, high school senior, bridal, and wedding portraits for almost 45 years.
Photography by Misty has been in the industry for over 20 years specializing in professional local headshots, families, seniors, events, and plenty more. Children and family portraits as well as dance and stage events, creative shots, women’s boutique photo shoots, and wedding photography are offered by M&M Media Services.
Miranda Longoria has been providing quality photography in the DFW Metro for over 15 years while also doing destination weddings and events.
Emily Chappell has been taking wedding portraits since 2012 and her works have been featured on Ruffled, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Every Last Detail, and Wedding Chicks.
Amir Fard has almost 20 years of experience as a portrait, wedding, engagement, family, and outdoor photographer and has been recognized by The Knot, Wedding Wire, and WeddingRule.
To print the selfies off your phone or get any kind of a photo printed, developed, or processed visit:
- Full Color at 7950 Carr St
- Photographique at 3111 Canton St #100
- XL Digital Imaging at 11625 Columbia Center Dr #200
- Dave the Printer at 2338 Irving Blvd
- We Print Dallas at 2001 Main St #400
- Alpha Graphics at 2035 Royal Ln #250
- Barron Photografix at 2712 W 6th St, Fort Worth
- Bass Printing Company at 4620 S Edgewood Terrace, Fort Worth
- Precision Press Printing & Graphics at 900 W Main St, Arlington
- Texas Print at 1111 Jupiter Rd #104, Plano
- Maverick Concepts at 3402 W Miller Rd, Garland
Each of the above are great choices for photo printing near you. They should be able to provide color or black and white pictures and they can probably put them on just about anything you want.
Whether you need developing and printing for passport photos, brochures, pamphlets, books, wall graphics, posters, digital prints, real estate advertisements, other marketing materials, or just about anything they can probably handle it. They should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you have any specific photo printing needs we suggest you look through those links and find a place that offers exactly what you want. Garland Camera from our top list is another good option.
Studios For Better Pictures
If you really want to take the perfect picture consider having the shoot at a photography studio near you:
- The TX Studio at 1300 S Polk St #175
- Studio Bella’s at 1300 S Polk St #175
- Chi Film Studio at 807 Fletcher St
- Blanc at 2212 W Peter Smith St, Fort Worth
- The Lucent Studio at 1324 E Lancaster Ave #201, Fort Worth
- Studio Space Arlington at 301 Lampe St, Arlington
- The Backdrop Room at 301 W Parker Rd #120, Plano
- Space F2 at 1000s Wildwood Dr #14, Irving
- Jyra Films at 525 S Nolen Dr #300, Southlake
The TX has 2 distinct studios where you can create unique images using natural light. Studio Bella’s hosts a variety of shoots and provides photography services in your area as well as rentals featuring a wide range of furniture, backdrops, walls, and props.
Chi Film is a commercial photography and video production studio with equipment, set design, soundstage with cyclorama walls and green screen, hair and makeup room, gallery space, and a space for music recording and livestreaming.
There are 3 versatile studios including a large industrial flex space, well lit kitchen, and an event space for video production and photography at Blanc. Rentals for maternity, holiday, and group photography are offered at The Lucent Studio.
Studio Space in Arlington is ideal for local photography, videography, meetings, seminars, rehearsals, casting calls, auditions, and a whole lot more. The studio includes a spacious shooting area, well lit makeup area, reception area, lights, stands, backdrops, props, lockers, audio equipment, natural light access, and much more.
Photoshoots, content creation, creative shots, and other events take place at The Backdrop Room in Plano. Space F2 has 10 distinct photography sets in Irving that are best suited for various purposes like music videos and casual meetings. Jyra Studios is also a good place to rent for videos, photoshoots, and film productions in Southlake.
Dallas Center for Photography at 4756 Algiers Street offers beginner classes, image processing, and workshops ranging from macro and studio lighting to pet photography, light painting, darkroom processing, and plenty more.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Dallas & Ft Worth
A decade ago this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Dallas and Ft Worth or possibly rent them and get them repaired at:
- Competitive Cameras at 2025 Irving Blvd #107
- Don’s Photo Equipment at 2731 Irving Blvd
- Fort Worth Camera at 6483 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth
- Camera Repair Center at 509 Odie Dr, Fort Worth
- Arlington Camera at 544 W Randol Mill Rd, Arlington
- Garland Camera at 1401 NW Hwy #101, Garland
Competitive Cameras carries a complete line of digital and video cameras, lenses, and media tools from top brands such as Aputure, Blackmagic Design, Canon, DJI, Godox, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Profoto, Promaster, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Tether Tools, Think Tank Photo, Westcott, and many more. They also provide photography equipment rentals in your area as well as other services like sensor cleaning, camera and lens repair, and lens focus calibration.
Since 1997 Don’s Photo Equipment has been selling new and used products to professionals and hobbyists as well as new and used lighting and darkroom equipment, background sets, and plenty more. You can have your equipment and accessories repaired at Camera Repair Center.
Arlington Camera is a family owned store selling new, used, and vintage equipment as well as accessories ranging from tripods to flashes. They also provide services such as rentals, discounts, repairs, and sensor swab cleaning.
Cameras, accessories, and darkroom equipment as well as local photo printing services are offered at Garland.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best local places to take selfies would be:
- Lakeside Park at 4601 Lakeside Dr
- The Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden at 8525 Garland Rd
- Klyde Warren Park at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
- Turtle Creek Park at 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd
- Reunion Tower at 300 Reunion Blvd E
- Nasher Sculpture Center at 2001 Flora St
- Fort Worth Botanic & Japanese Garden at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth
- Tandy Hills Natural Area at 3325 View St, Fort Worth
- Eagle Mountain Park at 11601 Morris Dido Newark Rd, Fort Worth
- Veterans Park at 3600 W Arkansas Ln, Arlington
- River Legacy Parks at 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington
- Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve at 5901 Los Rios Blvd, Plano
- Mandalay Canal Walk at 215 Mandalay Canal, Irving
Lakeside is a 14 acre city park with numerous benches along the way for a relaxing stroll. There you can take a glimpse of the bridge atop the Turtle Creek Dam and whimsical Teddy Bear statues as well as feel the peace of the Read Memorial.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden was first opened to the public in 1984 and features a tranquil oasis where visitors are surrounded by the beauty of all four seasons making it a perfect place to take pictures in your area.
Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2 acre urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St Paul streets that is open to the public from 6am to 11pm.
Many residents and visitors have been visiting the Turtle Creek Park for over 130 years which is home to Arlington Hall and has been regarded as the “crown jewel” among all parks in the city offering a serene retreat for walks, picnics, special events, and plenty more.
Reunion is a 561 foot observation tower and one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks that was completed on February 2, 1978 as a part of an urban redevelopment project. If you want to take photos of the Dallas Fort Worth Metro area then it is a great place to capture a lot.
Nasher Sculpture Center is home to some of the world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures including works by Calder, de Kooning, di Suvero, Giacometti, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, Serra, and others. The museum hosts rotating exhibitions of works from the Nasher family collection as well as special exhibitions that are drawn from other museums and private collection. It also has an auditorium, education and research facilities, cafe, and store in addition to an indoor gallery space.
You can spend the day exploring the Japanese Garden with koi filled pools, sculptured hillsides, crafted stonework, and dramatic waterfalls as well as the nearby Rose Garden featuring a terraced ramp with paths winding past colorful flower beds and a cascade of water down the center at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Additionally it has over 2,500 plant species in its collection as well as a tropical conservatory, public perennial trial garden, naturalized areas and vistas, exciting exhibits, gift shops, café, and many of the top places to take selfies near you.
Tandy Hills Natural Area is a 200 acre indigenous prairie remnant that is known for its complete collection of flora with over 1,500 species.
Eagle Mountain Park is a scenic 400 acre park with more than five miles of hiking, walking, and running trails that is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week. The vast majority of the park has been left untouched allowing visitors to observe native animals and plants in their natural habitat as well as several structures that are left over from previous generations.
You can rent a pavilion with seating for approximately 120 people at Veterans Park in Arlington. The 103 acre green space has walking and horseback riding trails, disc golf course, and a military memorial as well as a performing arts stage, playgrounds, practice fields, nature area, and both wildscape and xeriscape gardens.
River Legacy Park is a 1,300 acre urban oasis with an ecological diversity that provides abundant habitat for numerous birds, fish, mammals, and native plants.
Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve is one of the best places to take pictures in Plano and this park covers 800 acres with a 26 trail equestrian area where visitors can ride horses as well as explore wildlife including bobcats, coyotes, snakes, rabbits, turtles, and fishes.
The Mandalay Canal is the ideal gathering spot for those that are looking to unwind after a long day at work.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
These days the cameras on the newest phones should have very high megapixels and if you want to buy a new one head to:
- T-Mobile at 3003 Knox St #100
- Celltech at 13350 Dallas Pkwy #3445
- Cellular Geeks at 11526 Harry Hines Blvd #105
- AAA Cellular at 1511 S Bowen Rd, Arlington
- Mobile Phone Guy at 2215 S Collins St, Arlington
- Cell Phone Place at 2905 E Arkansas Ln #107
- Cell Phones at 2431 W Walnut St #300, Garland
- Cell Phone Genius at 1770 W Irving Blvd #12, Irving
- Boost Mobile at 1792 W Irving Blvd, Irving
- Sk Wireless at 1901 Esters Rd, Irving
Whether you are searching for the highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth or just need budget quality pictures the above stores will have what you need.
You can either buy security cameras or have your home or business looked over by contacting:
- Dallas Security Cameras at 12100 Ford Rd #146
- Safeguard Security Cameras
- A1 Security Cameras at 16210 Midway Rd
- Video Security Systems Dallas at 117 E Main St
- Empire Technology at 11641 Harry Hines Blvd #202
- Kelltech Systems at 2810 Canton St
- DFW Security at 2533 East Loop 820 N, Fort Worth
- Alert 360 Home Security at 3932 Sandshell Dr, Fort Worth
- ADT Security Services at 14500 Trinity Blvd #118, Fort Worth
- Hawk Security Services at 14500 Trinity Blvd #106, Fort Worth
- Clark STG at 1015 Gibbins Rd, Arlington
- Vector Security at 8150 Springwood Dr #125, Irving
Some of those will be good stores to buy security cameras in your area while others will take the next step and monitor what is going on.
You can also read more of our posts on how to:
- Hire A Photographer in Houston
- Hire A Photographer in Austin
- Hire A Photographer in San Antonio
- Hire A Photographer in OKC
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope that we did a decent job of covering the camera and photo scene near you. Whether you were hoping to learn about where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, developing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security you read about it all.
If you read all the way to the end you might just know a little something about this local scene yourself. If that is the case please use the comments to tell us if we got anything wrong or to share your own tips.
Either way we hope you enjoy buying cameras and taking photos in Dallas and Ft Worth.