PHOTOSHOOT LOCATION GUIDE

ATLANTA

It can be overwhelming trying to choose a Location for you photoshoot. That is why I have put together a list of some of the most popular photoshoot locations around Atlanta.

TIPS FOR CHOOSING A LOCATION:



1. Choose a place that holds meaning to you.

For example- If you choose the location where you first met, then your engagement photos will always remind you of that sweet day when you met! Or think of a place you visit often. A coffee shop? A store?


2.Consider the time of day.

Remember that in photography, light is everything. The best light is usually the last few hours before sunset, which will make sure that the sun is not beaming down causing harsh shadows on your face and making you squint! If you plan to have a sunset engagement session, be sure that the light will be flattering at that time of the day!


3.Think about the types of outfits you’d like to wear.

Make sure your outfits fit the location and vibe of the place you’ve chosen.


4. Go somewhere beautiful!

There isn’t a rule that says the location of your engagement session has to be meaningful thanks to something that happened there previously. If you love the location and the light is good there, I encourage you to go for it! The place will become meaningful to you once you’ve had your session there.


5. RELAX.

Photos should be fun not stressful! Don't overthink it, just show up and enjoy the moment.


PONCE CITY MARKET



Located in the heart of Atlanta, This converted sears building is a favorite photoshoot spot! It has access to the Beltline, a rooftop complete with carnival style games and stunning views of Atlanta (entrance fee required) and is also a rain safe option!


Ponce City Marketponcecitymarket.com


$ FEE FOR PARKING, ROOFTOP ACCESS


CATOR WOOLFORD GARDENS


Quiet with lots of different backgrounds you can use for your engagement pictures! The Grand staircase is a must if you are going to take pictures there. Lots of different types of flowers if you are into a botanical garden feel pictures. Also there is a small open field for pictures. 







$ FEE TO SHOOT

Photo: Carrie Joy Photography

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS


If you love plants this is the place for you! Also a popular photoshoot location, Endless photoshoot opportunities amid thousands of different plants.





$$ COST OF ADMISSION

PEIDMONT PARK



Not far away from Ponce- is Peidmont Park. Atlanta’s largest park offers a huge variety of locations, blending nature and the picturesque Atlanta skyline in the background. The park sports a lake, trees, fields and flowers, offering a variety of settings in a single shoot, and compositing nature and the distinct setting of the city of Atlanta in every shot.






$ PARKING ONLY

ROSWELL

MILL



A popular photoshoot location amongst photographers, Roswell Mill sports a covered bridge, woodsy trails along the river, as well as a waterfall. Be prepared for a little walking and hiking.







$ NO FEE TO SHOOT

TURNIPSEED FARMS



Located in Fayetteville-Turnipseed Farm has beautiful gardens built around centerpieces like arches, doors, windows, benches and swings that offer a distinctly eclectic vibe. The lake has swans and ducks, while the surrounding fields offer dense patches of wildflowers that make for a variety of beautiful photos in a very small location.







$ FEE TO SHOOT

Photo: Katie James Photography

DOWNTOWN GRIFFIN


A great choice if you want an urban feel to your photos! With lots of streets and different types of wall backgrounds.







$ NO FEE TO SHOOT

ARABIA MOUNTAIN


PHOTO: EVE YARBROUGH

HISTORIC

SENOIA



NASH FARMS


If you are looking for an open green field for your shoot look no further! Acres and acres of lush green grass and also some beautiful golden grass for sunset photos!













AYDAN + LINDSEY