Atlanta, Georgia is one of our favorite cities in the United States. Not only is it beautiful, paved on top of historic sights and home to decadent outdoor scenery, it’s also incredibly romantic!
If you’ve recently gotten engaged and are looking for ideas, we’ve compiled a list with the best Atlanta engagement photoshoot locations for you to visit with your photographer.
(Oh, and if you haven’t proposed yet, check out our recommendations for the best places to propose in Atlanta.)
If you’re looking for ideas on where to have your engagement session in Atlanta, here are some of our favorite spots to visit with our Joy couples.
Take in incredible scenery while supporting a good cause at the Cator Woolford Gardens. From romantic stairways to twinkling string lights and chandeliers, this is one of the most unique and dreamy gardens to use for your engagement session. Because the Cator Woolford Gardens directly supports the Frazer Center's programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, photography sessions are $100/hour, payable upon booking. A maximum of two back-to-back 1-hour sessions may be booked at one time. If you fall in love with the space, they also allow for the hosting of special events here, too! Learn more.
Location: 1815 S Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Take engagement photos at the Piedmont Park Conservancy. Atlanta has lush parks which can serve as the backdrop for the best Atlanta engagement shoot locations. The reason why large park conservatories make for great engagements sessions is because there are often a variety of settings to offer. From community gardens to lakes that can display a romantic reflection, there’s always something that can add just enough interest to your photos. (The Clara Meer Dock located here actually made our list for one of the best proposal places, too!) Learn more.
Location: 1320 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Pop celebratory champagne under an Oak Tree at Winn Park. If you’re looking for green trees and rolling hills, this is one of the best Atlanta engagement photoshoot locations, located in the Ansley Park neighborhood. Walk hand in hand near the babbling brooks, then set your picnic basket down under a quiet corner near an old oak tree.
Don’t forget the champagne because that makes for a great prop that you can use in your session! Learn more.
Location: 32 Lafayette Dr NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Get a taste of Georgia history on the Atlanta Beltline. Built upon the foundations of rich history from horse drawn carriages and streetcar lines in the late 1800’s, the Atlanta Beltline has become home to popular projects to renew urban areas such as the Ponce City Market and Lee & White. With so much to see and do, you’re bound to find the vibe for your photos that you’re hoping for. From colorful street art tucked into neighborhoods, rooftop bars overlooking the city, and local marketplaces found in the heart of community shops and restaurants, we recommend doing some research beforehand to see what feels right. Your local photographer will likely have some of their favorite hidden gems in this area, too! Learn more.
Location for Ponce City Market: 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Location for Lee & White: 1020 White Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Showcase your urban side in Downtown Decatur. In the heart of DeKalb County, Downtown Decatur has a neighborhood vibe with different colorful dimensions. ‘The Square’ is central to the area with tons of unique shops and restaurants. There are open spaces of greenery and interesting backdrops with historic buildings. Learn more.
Location: Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030
Have your engagement session at the top of Stone Mountain Park. If you’re looking for an outdoor engagement session spot with expansive views, this is one of the best Atlanta photoshoot locations. Park pass prices will vary depending on their current attractions and the photography fee is ~$35. Check their calendar in advance for special events and festivals being hosted throughout the year because you may find something that screams who you two are as a couple! Learn more.
Location: 1000 Robert E. Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
Display your love of history and each other at the Nash Farm. If you and your significant other are fans of American history, this 200+ acre park is where you want to be. Located just 45 minutes outside of Atlanta, the Nash Farm is one of the remaining civil war battlefields still intact. You can take pictures at the Carriage House, under a gazebo, or while enjoying the fun park amenities. (And if you really like this location, you can plan to come back here for your wedding!) Learn more.
Location: 4361 Jonesboro Road, Hampton, Georgia 30228
We hope this helped inspire you with ideas for the best Atlanta engagement photoshoot locations.
If you and your love are in Georgia, we have a local team supporting couples across this great state for all engagement and wedding photo and video needs.
Right now, we have a special promotion available for a limited time. When you purchase a wedding photo and video package, get a FREE two-hour engagement session! Fill out this form and we’ll follow up with you on all the details.
The Joy Team