March 6, 2019
As an Atlanta, Georgia Wedding Photographer, having a go-to list of great locations for Atlanta engagement sessions is a must. Today I am sharing my top 5 favorite spots around Atlanta for my engaged couples.
First on my list is Piedmont Park. What’s not to love? It’s on pretty much everyone’s list of fabulous locations in Atlanta and it’s for a reason. No matter the time of year, Piedmont Park has proven to be one of the most popular spots for my engaged couples.
Westside Provisions District is another of my favorite spots for portrait sessions. The bright and airy feel is perfect for those who want a little bit of urban and a little bit of greenery.
View more images from our Westside Provisions engagement session.
Cator Wolford Gardens is a beautiful venue nestled in the heart of midtown Atlanta. This venue is primarily a wedding venue but their website allows you to schedule other photo shoots for no cost. They ask that you make a donation in place of a payment which is super cool and an added benefit of this location. I shot a wedding at Cator Woolford several years ago and can’t wait to return this spring for a romantic engagement session!
Another Atlanta venue on my go-to list is The Georgian Terrace Hotel. It is just as stunning on the outside as it is on the inside. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph a couple of weddings at this charming spot and always enjoy going back. There is a fee to have your engagement photos taken inside the hotel, but it’s well worth the amount.
To see more images from Mallory and Paul’s downtown Atlanta engagement session, check out their blog post.
The Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia is a beautiful outdoor shopping and dining spot. It’s a large area with a modern, urban feel that is lovely for an engagement shoot. Avalon requires you have a (free) Press Pass with you while doing your photos so be sure to handle this before the day of your shoot to avoid getting kicked out!
When planning your engagement session, be clear with your photographer about what you like. Communicating openly about who you are as a couple is important and could help you and your photog come up with locations that aren’t so well known or that have more meaning to you. The more you communicate with your photographer, the happier you will be with your images.