Selecting the scene for your engagement pictures is an important decision. Things to consider include the type of wedding you are having, how you guys met, your personality, and what you like to do together. Maine, New Hampshire, and the Greater Boston Area offer countless locations for your engagement pictures. This short list offers a few personal favorite locations for engagement pictures, in no particular order.
Locations for Engagement Pictures in New Hampshire
Downtown Dover, New Hampshire | From the Washington Mill’s huge brick walls, alleyways, and old style exposed brick staircases to the serenity of the Cocheco dam, there’s infinite opportunity in the Garrison City. The Chris Keeley Photography studio is in Dover too, providing the opportunity for an indoor/outdoor combination for your engagement pictures. This is a great option for both the cold winter months and the hot summer afternoons, adding stylized glamour lighting to your collection.
Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, New Hampshire | This is a great choice for engagement pictures if you are having a coastal or nautical-themed wedding, or you just like the ocean. There are lots of views of the water and passing lobster boats and sailboats going in and out of Portsmouth and the Piscataqua River. There are historic forts that offer some cool, grungy backdrops too with unique pools of natural light. This location also offers great sunsets.
Locations for Engagement Pictures in Greater Boston Area
Financial District + Christopher Columbus Park, Boston, Massachusetts | Architectural backdrops abound for a definitive metro Boston theme. Keep in mind that this park is especially crowded on the weekends, so your engagement session should be photographed during the week to avoid crowds.
Locations for Engagement Pictures in Southern Maine
Mount Agamenticus, York, Maine | If you guys love the outdoors, especially hiking, Mount Agamenticus or “Mount A” is a great location for your engagement pictures. You can drive to the summit to maximize time for pictures (it’s small, but it is a summit). There’s a great lookout tower and a few other features up top. The views of the surrounding landscape, mostly conservation lands, is beautiful. This is a great location if you want to include a nice sunset.
Nubble Light, York, Maine | Great if you want to include something iconic of New England (lighthouse) in the background. Nubble also offers great rocks, splashing waves, a wild rose hedge. There’s also an ice cream stand, so there’s that. There are a lot of tourists at Nubble in the summer, so a weekday engagement session is encouraged.
Fort Foster, Kittery, Maine | Fort Foster has a lot to offer. There's a a long coastal pier, great views of the water, a beach, and rocky ledges. This locations typically also offers great sunsets.
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