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 the hub of downtown! Railroad Park is a great place to bring dogs, go on walks and experience things like group Zumba, Symphony in the Summer, food trucks, concerts and scenic views! The light hits the grasses just perfectly closer to sunset, so it’s always a fun time!
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. Morris Avenue
It’s a staple in Birmingham, and it still has the original cobblestone street from when Birmingham was founded! It houses a peanut shop, Heidi Elnora, Carrigan’s, The Essential, a chocolate shop and beautiful walls and backdrops.
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.