10 Birmingham, Alabama Engagement Session Locations | Eleanor Stenner

October 24, 2019

Thinking of locations for your engagement session can be daunting, am I right?! It can feel like a lot of pressure choosing a place that’s meaningful, beautiful, full of life and a reflection of your personalities. But no fear, here are 10 of the best Birmingham engagement session locations! Tried and true, these are some of my favourites to take memorable couple portraits. Cheers to you + your fiancée!

 

1. Linn Park

It’s right on the outskirts of downtown, but it’s one of my favourites with a lot of variety! The backdrop of the courthouse is pristine, and there are many trees, a beautiful fountain and walkways.

 

 

2. Botanical Gardens

Always a classic! Botanical Gardens has acres of land and every corner has a different perspective. I never really tire of sessions here because with the combination of lush grass, seasonal flowers, little streams and segmented gardens. It’s one of Birmingham’s most prized pieces of land!

 

 

3. Parking Deck

The light is always magical and the wind gives your hair that Beyoncé look for your feyoncé… yeah, I said it! Drive to the top of any parking deck downtown and enjoy a session and little getaway from the rush and hurry of life.

 

4. Railroad Park

It’s right on the outskirts of downtown, but it’s one of my favourites with a lot of variety! The backdrop of the courthouse is pristine, and there are many trees, a beautiful fountain and walkways.

 

 

5. Crest Road

You see a view of the city skyline, but it’s hidden and quiet. Proposals often happen here because it’s secluded and special. It’s also a perfect place for engagement sessions!

 

 

6. U.S. Federal Courthouse

…yes, it’s in Birmingham! This marble beauty stands as a pillar in the middle of the city, but it’s also a great backdrop for classy sessions!

 

 

7. Samford University

I’m a little biased, but I believe it’s the most beautiful school in the Southeast… if not the nation. Samford’s Georgian architecture is unparalleled, and the Quad provides luscious greenery, quaint hideaways and stunning backdrops.

 

 

8. Southside Baptist Church

You’ve probably seen this location before… large, white columns, elaborate doors and a grand staircase. Sound familiar? Scroll to the bottom of this post to see what I’m talking about.

 

 

9. Jemison Trail

When golden hour strikes, this place turns into a fairyland! With a stream running through, you have endless options for stunning portraits here.

 

 

10. Lover’s Leap

Right on the edge of cliff (are you nervous yet?) stands a smattering of rocks and a treeline that exposes the city of Hoover.