Top Ten Atlanta Engagement Spots
Downtown Atlanta Woodruff Park is one of our favorite locations for engagement photography. With its abundance of mature trees and water fountains, this compact park is always a hit with our clients. Bordering this park is Atlanta ubiquitous Peachtree Street, the main thoroughfare through the city. Opportunities abound for street-style photography on this side of the park.
Historic Old Fourth Ward Park
This park is a relatively new addition to our list. Nevertheless, it's already a standout. With lots of wide-open spaces, there are many areas around this park to capture a wide variety of looks. The park's centerpiece is the Clear Creek Basin which features an elevated walkway and a fountain. The photographs we take there will undoubtedly become a highlight of your images. The park's proximity to the Atlanta Beltline and Ponce City Market make it even more.
Atlanta's most famous city park is by far the most popular for engagement photography. Because of its size (189 acres), opportunities abound for any style of photography. Images taken at Lake Clara Meer Gazebo, which straddles the bridge over the lake, are always a hit; the lighting is soft and very forgiving. At the eastern heel of Lake Clara Meer is Skyline Picture Point. Photos taken from this vantage point dramatically view the Midtown Atlanta skyline. We have photographed many couples at Park Drive Bridge on the northeast corner of the park, a historic landmark that is over 100 years old. Another favorite spot in the park is on the inside edge of the Active Oval across from Greystone. This location lends itself to photographs with a backdrop of the midtown skyline or simply, but very dramatically, of the open sky. On the northwest border of the park is The Atlanta Botanical Garden. The results always delight our customers when they choose Piedmont Park.
17th Street Bridge
This bridge, the gateway to Atlanta's Atlantic Station, is ideal for beautiful romantic photographs. Its impressive 830-foot expanse means there are several spots from which to capture gorgeous Atlanta skyline views. The bridge's architecture provides stunning tricks of lines, lights, and angles that lead to classic engagement photos. Many couples begin their sessions in nearby locations and end with a romantic sunset shoot on the 17th Street Bridge.
Ponce City Market /Atlanta Beltline
This area of Atlanta is an excellent choice for couples looking for a mix of the main charms of Atlanta life. The site is lively, with ever-changing graffiti-covered walls, official and unofficial art installations, vibrant colors, and soft evening light. Creating romantic memories is easy here, whether we photograph you on the trail at Ponce City Market that runs over Ponce de Leon Avenue, under the vibrant colors of the underpass at North Avenue, or on the walking and bike trails the Beltline. Better yet, why choose? Sample them all.
Jackson Street Bridge
This bridge provides one of the best views of the downtown Atlanta skyline, and we agree. Once a secret, now famous for a scene in the Walking Dead, the Jackson Street Bridge is ideal for a photography session. There is not a lot of traffic; it has a low rail which offers an incredible, unobstructed view of the skyline. Standing in on Jackson Street, looking forward into the city, is a great place to mark the beginning of the journey on which you and your partner are about to embark.
Krog Street Tunnel
Another edgy, sexy, urban location is the Krog Street Tunnel, and it is an excellent spot for artistic photographs that showcase your fun side. The attraction of this location goes beyond the colorful graffiti-lined tunnel. The tunnel contains several fascinating architectural features that will make your engagement photographs unique, and we know them all.
Mercedes Benz Stadium
Show off your Falcon fandom by adding a stop to your engagement photo locations at this stadium.
Centennial Olympic Park
Self-declared as the "Destination for Inspiration," Centennial Olympic Park is an excellent location to express your playful and romantic side. Our couples enjoy spending time here near twilight when we can take the most beautiful engagement photographs against features such as the view of the Skyview Ferris Wheel, the beautiful fountain, and the Atlanta city line.
Stone Mountain Park
With 3,200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park is a treasure trove of perfect spots for romantic engagement photos. In our experience, two of the most picturesque places at the park include the Washington and King Bridge leading to Indian Island and the century-old Grist Mill. Perhaps you have your favorite locations in the park where you have created memories or would like to make some new ones through your engagement session.
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