choosing the perfect timing, location,
outfit & more!
I love when couples choose engagement session locations that really compliment their personalities and things they like to do together. For example, if you both are really outdoorsey and enjoy hanging out with your dog, we could do a mountain top session with your dog! If you both are foodies and love trying new restaurants and bars, we could do your session downtown at a rooftop bar overlooking the city!
Some of the best locations are the ones that are meaningful to you both. For example if you met at a college campus, it might be fun to have your session around the grounds. Or if you take an annual trip to Carolina Beach, you might want your photos done there.
I have categorized these location recommendations based upon the style of location. Just let me know what kind of vibe you are going for, whether it be coastal, classic, urban, organic, or whatever. Together we’ll be able to find the perfect location. I’m also happy to make recommendations if you aren’t sure where to go.
Masonic Village, Elizabethtown PA
$25 permit fee
Longwood Gardens, Kenneth Square PA
$25 person entrance fee
Must schedule on Thursday only
Sayen Gardens, Hamilton NJ
No permit fee
Valley Forge Park, King of Prussia PA
No permit fee
Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton NJ
Hershey Gardens, Hershey PA
Tyler Gardens, Newtown PA
Bartrams Garden, Philadelphia PA
Van Vleck House & Gardens, Montclair NJ
Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown Township, NJ
CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA
Most center city locations require permits. Once we narrow down exact locations, we can acquire a permit!
The Magnolia Garden
18th Century Garden
Benjamin Rush Garden
The Second Bank of the United States (South steps and lawn area)
The First Bank of the United States (Front steps)
(*Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is off-limits*)
The Merchants’ Exchange Building (shown to the left)
City Parks (Waterworks, Boat House Row, Rodin Museum, Azalea Garden)
$50 – $150 depending on location
S Quince st & Manning St (gorgeous cobblestone alleyway with adorable houses
Delancey Street (another gorgeous cobblestone alleyway!)
Broad St with City Hall in the background
White Cliffs of Conoy, Lancaster PA
About a 1/2 mile walk from the parking lot.
Pinnacle Overlook, Lancaster PA
Hawk Mountain, Kempton PA
Chickies Rock, Lancaster PA
I hope this guide gave you all the information you needed to prepare for your engagement session. If I missed anything, or you have any specific questions, feel free to contact me.