You’ve found the perfect engagement ring. Now it is time to find the best Atlanta wedding photographers to capture your special moment.
Luckily, the city has such diverse spots that are perfect for your engagement photo shoot. Planning your proposal and finding the right Atlanta wedding photographer can be overwhelming. Having worked alongside the best engagement photographers in Atlanta we have been able to see what are the top picks for engagement locations around the Atlanta area. The first section of the list is focused more in the perimeter while the second half is on the outside of the perimeter.
Credit to Jaimie Dee Photography
Naturally this one of the first places that comes to mind for proposals in Atlanta. It’s endless scenic areas make it a great Atlanta photo shoot location. It’s gorgeous no matter what the season in Georgia. Also, most wedding photographers in Atlanta are very familiar with it. Going at off peak times is perfect so that there are fewer people around. Be sure to check the parks calendar. There may be special events or festivals happening when you plan to take your engagement or proposal photos.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Credit to Vue Photography
The Botanical Gardens is another amazing location highly recommended by Atlanta wedding photographers. It’s floral backdrop makes it an unbeatable location for your engagement photos. They paint a picture with lush greenery and vibrant flowers that you are bound to have amazing photos everywhere. The Botanical Gardens have a fee of $200 for up to 2 hours of shooting and will need to be scheduled with their special events people in advance, for more information visit their website. This spot would also be perfect as a wedding venue ( Atlanta venues link) or a place to get eloped.
Ponce City Market and the Belt line
Credit to Jaimie Dee Photography
This bustling part of the city has become known among engagement photographers in Atlanta as a premier photo shoot location for engagement photos. Try to go during the weekdays, it might be better if you do not want people in your engagement photos. The weekends can get crowded, but if you don’t mind people being a part of the shoot, then it can be a fun way to take photos. The Beltline has many green spaces and art murals that most Atlanta wedding photographers are familiar with. Ponce City Market can also offer you more of an industrial feel and rooftop views. THE ROOF at Ponce has prices for certain areas on their rooftop, for more information visit their website.
Inman Park and Grant Park and Cabbagetown
Credits to Sarah Joy Photo
Inman and Grant Park are great locations to shoot engagement photos in Atlanta since they are not as crowded as Piedmont Park. Both parks have some great spots to shoot where you can have a bit of the city in the backdrop in your engagement photos.If you are looking for an edgier feel, some wedding photographers in Atlanta might recommend Cabbagetown. Its street art murals make for a vivid background. It is a more unique spot in Atlanta for your engagement photos.
The Georgian Terrace
Credits to Carl Gates Photography
If you love classic architecture or are Gone with The Wind offienatos then this is the perfect place for you.This hotel hosted the premiere gala for Gone with The Wind back in 1939. Most engagement photographers in Atlanta are very familiar with this spot! They do charge a fee to shoot inside, but outdoor patio shots can also be a good option at just the price of a drink. The Livingston Bar has an incredible chandelier that’s stunning to incorporate into your engagement photos. It’s also a great location to grab a glass of champagne and celebrate your engagement while you’re there! Be sure to check out the Fox Theater across the street and take some outdoor shots near the theater too!
Credits to Lauren Wright Photography
This place is a hidden gem just south of Atlanta. Serenbe has such beautiful areas from the Serenbe Inn with fields, whimsical swings, billowing trees to a more city feel more near their food area. They do have a small fee to shoot there, for details check here. There is also a cute downtown area you can take photos in for more of a city feel. Staying there for a night or a weekend can be the perfect getaway from all the wedding planning.
North Georgia Wineries
Credits to Katie James Photography
Wine always makes celebrations more fun and shooting either during summer or fall when the vines are in season is the perfect backdrop for your engagement photos. The beauty about North Georgia Wineries is that you get that feeling of being in California or French wine country all while never leaving Georgia. The drive is not far and most Atlanta wedding photographers have made the trip before. Montaluce has an authentic feeling to it and the architecture of the building makes you feel like you're in Napa or Soma. Wolf Mountain Winery and Chateau Elan are other fantastic wineries to visit.
Credits Martine Beher Photography
Roswell has a variety of engagement photo locations for all wedding couples. It's a perfect location for those who live north of the perimeter and don’t want to make the journey down to Atlanta for your engagement shoot. Some of the best spots are Garrard Landing Park, Roswell Mill, and Downtown Roswell where there are tons of cute restaurants and bars. At Roswell Mill, the covered bridge, waterfall area and other spots with rushing water are great places to capture some memorable photos. It can get crowded so you may have to wait a bit to shoot at the more scenic areas. Most Atlanta wedding photographers will know the best time to shoot to avoid a crowd. If you need a pick me up before or after your shoot, be sure to visit Crazy Love or Land of a Thousand Hills coffee shops for some of the local favorite spots.
Credits Christina Bingham Photography
For those who want a nature-like feel in the mountains but do not want to make the drive and hike, Stone mountain is a great place to take your engagement photos. There are plenty of spots for you to take your photos near and on the mountain. There is a parking fee, for details click here.
Berry College Campus
Credits Nikki Martin Photography
Located about an hour and a half north of Atlanta is the stunning campus of Berry College. This campus is home to the world's largest campus surrounded by thousands of acres of forests and meadows. The campus has an area that feels like Oxford, along with many other gorgeous backgrounds to capture your engagement photos.
Some other great spots to consider, Sweetcreek State Park, The Goats Farm Arts Center, or Cator Woolford Gardens. For further ideas and inspiration on engagement session locations in Atlanta, check out our blog.