Happy New Year! And to any newly engaged couples that have found their way here, congratulations! If you have just gotten engaged, you might be thinking about doing some engagement photos to celebrate, or maybe for save-the-dates for your wedding. With that in mind, here are a few of my favorite places for a classic Boston backdrop for your engagement photos. I am sure there are many more, including perhaps your own neighborhood, which would be great spots. I can’t wait to try them!
Of course, I have to start with one of the most iconic and photographed streets in Boston, Acorn Street in Beacon Hill
Check out more from Melissa & Jim’s Beacon Hill engagement session
Next up – Fenway! For all you baseball fans out there – some people even occasionally get to go inside the Green Monster for photos! That would be awesome!
Check out more from Kim & Julien’s Fenway engagement session
And my personal favorite – Boston’s North End (this shot was taken at the top of a parking garage if you can believe it, but great view from the North End). I love all things Italian, so the North End has a special place in my heart, and it’s also great to end an engagement session with some pizza and cannoli!
Check out more from Stephanie & Chris’ North End engagement session
This list would of course not be complete without mention of the Public Garden! Visit on any Saturday throughout the summer and you’ll find multiple photographers and couples (and wedding parties) taking photos all around the gardens. Luckily there are so many interesting little spots, we can all stay out of each other’s way!
Check out more from Kristen & Mike’s Public Garden engagement session
I had hardly visited the Seaport area of Boston at all before Meg & Sean’s engagement session – but it is obvious why they chose it – the most breathtaking views of the Boston skyline!
Check out more from Meg & Sean’s Seaport engagement session
One spot that might not have crossed your mind is the Boston Public Library – but it’s a perfect place to cozy up with a book and your loved one! Especially if you are a bibliophile, or maybe if it’s a particularly chilly day – the library has several nice locations inside to do some photos before braving the cold.
Check out more from Mary Beth & Matt’s Boston Public Library engagement session
Christopher Columbus Park has the best of both worlds – some lovely greenery (and this beautiful archway), the harbor views, even a carousel – which we did take advantage of in this light-hearted engagement session!
Check out more from Jennifer & Kah Yong’s Christopher Columbus Park engagement session
Last but not least – but slightly outside of Boston – is the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain. One could spend hours walking around here and find more and more amazing backdrops. Not to mention it’s just a nice place for a stroll!
Check out more from Lisa & Keith’s Arnold Arboretum engagement session
Hope that helps a bit! If you’re looking for more suggestions for your engagement session, please feel free to email me! Also, here are a few other blogposts that might help:
11 great locations for engagement sessions north of Boston
Engagement session ideas
candid, natural wedding photography for creative couples in the greater boston area
brett is a boston engagement photographer
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