With Joy team members located in major city hubs across the United States, we want to continue to share local tips for our couples looking to go from courtship to marriage. Today, we’re highlighting one of our favorite places: Baltimore!
Once you have the shiny ring on your finger, here are the best Baltimore engagement shoot locations for your consideration.
Where to Take Engagement Pictures in Baltimore, MD
When selecting the best location for your engagement session, it’s important to consider the vibe that you envision. Are you hoping for a park session with lush trees in the background, or do you prefer something more swanky and formal? Your engagement photos should reflect who you are as a couple and represent what is important to you.
Outdoor Baltimore Engagement Photo Spots
If you and your significant other would like to have an engagement session that features the outdoors, Baltimore is the perfect spot. Here are some ideas to add to your list!
Showcase the Baltimore charm at Fells Point. If you’re hoping for an industrial or rustic vibe, this is the place to be. Walk hand in hand down the streets and you’ll find plenty of spots to stop for a pose. Fells Point is home to over 100 stores located across the most beautiful cobblestone streets---a whole lot of laid-back charm and personality to add to your engagement pictures. Learn more.
1632 Aliceanna St. Baltimore, MD 21231
Feature the vibrancy of the florals and your love at Sherwood Gardens. We couldn’t have an article with the best Baltimore engagement photoshoot locations without Sherwood Gardens, because this is one of the more photographed spots in Baltimore! If you’re looking for a great spot to get your photos taken, this is a great option.
Depending on the time of year, you’ll find sprawling gardens of fields of colorful flowers like tulips. (It’s especially beautiful during springtime!) Learn more.
4310 Underwood Road,
Baltimore, MD 21218
Lean against a tree at the Cylburn Arboretum. If you want another option for a garden-inspired engagement session, consider the Cylburn Arboretum! The best part about the property is hands down the towering trees which are scattered around 200-acres. These make for a great addition to help add visual interest to your photos. Note that a permit needs to be requested in advance so make sure to partner with your photographer on this beforehand. Learn more.
4915 Greenspring Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21209
Walk hand in hand down the green paths at Patterson Park. If you’d like to feature more of the lush greenery that Baltimore has to offer, this is another option. If you’re hoping for an outdoor engagement session but don’t feel like a garden is the best spot for you then make sure to consider this park. It’s loved by the locals because there is so much space. Plus, there’s a pond and pagoda, too---all great backdrops for engagement photos! Learn more.
2601 E. Baltimore Street,
Baltimore, MD 21224
Waterfront Photoshoot Locations in Baltimore and Surrounding Areas
Take sunset photos at Federal Hill Park. If you’re looking for a local spot that has both skyline and waterfront views, Federal Hill is a great place to consider for your engagement photos. With views of the Inner Harbor and the city, this national landmark serves as the perfect blend of water and downtown vibes. Pro tip: while you’re likely to get beautiful photos at any time of the day, right when the sun is setting will lead to the best engagement pictures! Learn more.
300 Warren Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21230
Feel transported to somewhere magical at Patapsco State Park. One of the best parts of Maryland are the nature-friendly backdrops at a variety of unique parks, and this one is no exception! Venture out of the city for just 30 minutes and you’ll end up at Patapsco State Park. This serene location will help you showcase your love of nature with rivers, waterfalls, and bridges all in-frame. Learn more.
8020 Baltimore National Pike,
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Showcase your nautical side in Downtown Annapolis. If you’re hoping for waterfront scenery, we recommend heading ~30 miles out of the city so that you can end up in Annapolis. Nestled between City Dock and Church Circle, you’ll find Main Street. Walk side by side down the charming streets and then end up near the water for some perfect shots. And then celebrate afterwards with ice cream or seafood! Learn more.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Sandy Point State Park. If you were hoping for more beachy than bayside, check out Sandy Point State Park while you’re in Annapolis. The rocky coast is lined with ocean waves which helps make for an incredibly romantic engagement shoot location. Make sure to check their website for details on admissions and local events. Learn more.
1100 E. College Parkway,
Annapolis, Maryland 21409
We hope you liked our list with the best engagement photoshoot locations in Baltimore!
If you’re interested in hiring a photographer or videographer for your big day, get in touch with us here and read Joy Photo and Video reviews here. We currently have availability in 2023 and are actively booking with Joy couples who are planning to get married in 2024.
[Photoshoot in the spotlight: Maria and Nicholas in Baltimore, Maryland]
The Joy Team