Everyone knows that a picture is worth a thousand words – and it’s worth even more if the photo is of your precious little one. It’s not always easy to capture that perfect image, but it’s much easier when your son or daughter is happy and entertained. Where are the best places to take pictures of your kids in Denver? These kid-approved locations are sure to produce happy, smiling young faces.–Janna Graber
The Denver Zoo
2300 Steele Street
Denver, CO 80205
Nothing puts a smile on a child’s face faster than seeing their favorite animal. At the Denver Zoo, children don’t just see one animal, but hundreds of them! Tiny visitors love seeing the monkeys, elephants, giraffes, penguins, bears and kangaroos – just to name a few species. Don’t forget to stop by the zoo nursery to see what furry creatures have just been born. The expansive zoo grounds are a beautiful setting for photos, with trees, flowers and even roaming peacocks jockeying to get into the shot. Whether you want photos of your child discovering their favorite animals or simply a nice setting for a family picture, taking photos of the kids at the zoo is as easy as a smile.
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
Denver, Colorado 80206
When looking for that perfect setting to take pictures of your kids in Denver, often a cityscape just doesn’t do the trick. But in Denver, you don’t have to leave the city to find the beauty of Mother Nature. The Denver Botanic Gardens feature a huge variety of plant life found throughout the world, from the tropics to the desert, as well as art exhibits and educational displays that will keep the kids entertained while you snap photos. The Gardens offer beautiful fountains and flowers that will look great in your photo background. Take a picnic lunch and make a day of it. Concessions are also available on-site.
6249 S. Turkey Creek Road
Tiny Town, Colorado 80465
Tiny Town has been a favorite of Denver kids for generations. This pint-size village features more than 100 miniature buildings for little ones and their parents to explore. You’ll find recognizable Colorado landmarks, as well as whimsical miniature houses created just for fun. Children can even crawl inside some of the buildings, making for excellent photo ops. The Tiny Town Railroad circles the park (tickets are a few dollars), delighting both kids and camera-ready parents. Tucked away in Turkey Creek Canyon, about 25 minutes from Denver, this is one crowd-pleasing locale that will delight the kids and make for a fun addition to the scrapbook.