Old Sacramento is a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike. With lots of attractions and events, as well as its close proximity to the Golden One Center, there's plenty to see and do here. Despite how busy it came sometimes be here, this is a favorite spot of mine for pet portrait sessions. Old Sacramento is full of old historic buildings that create unique backdrops you can't find anywhere else. Make sure you keep reading to learn some of the top reasons I recommend Old Sacramento to my clients for their sessions.

lots of unique textures & backgrounds

I said it before and I'll say it again - the historic buildings in Old Sacramento are to die for. Some of the oldest buildings in the entire city are here, and they're so unique compared to the more modern architecture you'll find throughout Sacramento. There are lots of brick walls, decorative gates, and wood paneling that we can use to create a variety of images during your session. The brick walls and cobblestone streets in some areas also add texture and depth to your images.

bridges & piers

Old Sacramento runs right along the Sacramento River. Although you can't swim in the river here (hello boat traffic), there are lots of unique bridges that can be used as backdrops in your pet's portraits. One of my favorites is the iconic yellow Tower Bridge. This spot is best during an early morning session when there's little to no foot and vehicle traffic.

There are also a few piers where your pup can safely be photographed with the Sacramento River while staying dry. If you're lucky, you might even see some sea lions sunning themselves on the piers on a sunny day.

the train station

The train station is definitely a client favorite in Old Sacramento. Where else can you have your pup photographed in front of a historic steam engine? Old Sac is home to the California Railroad Museum with an operational train tables and trains that run for special events.

book your session

Ready to book your pup's session at Old Town Sacramento? Fill out my contact form to get started planning your session today.


Don't forget to continue following the blog circle to read how other pet photographers are enjoying their cities. Up next Kim Learn, from Two Saints Photography, in Niagara On, shares how Urban photoshoots can produce fun, vibrant and unique images!

Widget is loading comments...