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Best Places to Take Your Engagement Photos in Charlotte

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting and romantic moments, so naturally your engagement photos need to be perfect! I have found some of my favorite spots to shoot and share their beauty with you! You can pre-plan with an adventure session and prepare for your big day or just go play around in nature.

The city of Charlotte has a ton of gems when it comes to engagement photo locations. One of the main perks being that you can get so much variety in just one session because the next great spot is only a few minutes of a drive away.

Best Locations for Engagement Photos in Charlotte

1. Parking Garages

Here me out here! There are a ton all over the city, and they can give you some of the best views of the Charlotte skyline. Definitely go during golden hour to get some awesome shots of the sunset!

2. Marshall Park

Marshall Park is only a 5 minute drive from Romare Bearden and the city of Charlotte. This park features a small pond with a fountain, plenty of trees and greenery, and lovely church across the street with large, white columns that make for great photos!

3. Confetti Hearts Wall | Jeni’s Ice Cream

Simple, cute, engagement photo worthy. 1930 Camden Rd in Charlotte, NC. It’s right next to Jeni’s Ice Cream, so pop over for a treat, or even more photos like Abbi and Travis did!

heart mural charlotte engagement photos

4. romare bearden

Ah, ole reliable. Romare Bearden is such a gem and so many couples have chosen this park as their location for photos. I will say, the only downside to this location is that most often, it is busy. The baseball stadium is nearby so especially on game days, you’ll find a ton of visitors at the park & an overall increase in traffic in the area. The French Quarter is amazing and I never leave the park without getting a few shots here!

5. UNCC Botanical Gardens

The UNCC Botanical Gardens sits on UNCC’s campus. The best thing about this spot is that no matter the season, it’s beautiful. It’s flourishing year round and there are so many great areas within it that make for variety in your session! There is a trail that leads you all throughout the space, with bridges, ponds, and lush greens all around. There is a small fee to shoot here, but proceeds go back into the garden to help with upkeep. Find out all the details here.

6. The Andrews Farm
The Andrews Farm is one of my favorite venues to shoot at. This family has a beautiful french cottage style home with white trim and lots of green spaces and gardens. Its definitely worth checking out if you are in the market for your dream location, either for your engagement session or wedding venue!

7. South End of Charlotte
The South End neighborhood is a great place to take engagement photos. With lots of restaurants, pubs and shops within walking distance and a more relaxed vibe than the city center, there are plenty of spots to choose from. Plus with all the breweries and coffee shops around you can always stop for a drink before or after your shoot.

8. Nature Preserves of Meck County
Curious about Charlotte’s nature? Check out some of the parks within reach of the city. Their greenery and foliage will help you get some beautiful photos, while their secluded locations provide a bit more privacy than you might have in the city. Check out all the details of the nature preserves around Charlotte here.

9. Jetton Park
Jetton Park is a great location if you want a little more seclusion, or just to enjoy the water in peace and quiet. The park sits on Lake Norman halfway between I77 and Mooresville, NC, which makes it easy to get to and from just about anywhere in Charlotte and its surrounding communities.

10. Mint Museum
Mint Museum is one of Charlotte’s most iconic landmarks and features modern architecture to create a more upscale look to your engagement photos. There is a little park across from the museum, so you’ll get a great variety in your photos should you choose this location.

If you’re up for a drive, here are some favorite places for engagement photos just a bit outside of Charlotte:

Wilson Creek, Brown Mountain Beach

Thunder Hill Overlook

This overlook offers some of the best views of the Piedmont landscape. The view from this scenic spot is one hundred and fifty degrees, which means you can see for miles. Although there is not much here, it affords one of the best long-range views of the Piedmont of North Carolina which of course makes for amazing photos. There is also a small trail across the roadway that takes you on a short hike in a pasture with several apple trees near the top of the hill.



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