Best Baltimore and Surrounding Maryland Area Engagement Shoot Locations
Most couples are getting engaged between November and February every year, which is now! And that means lots of couples are also booking their venues for their wedding and figuring out where to go for their engagement shoots! I love engagement sessions because I get to know the couples I work with so much better and we get to practice working together and getting super comfortable! I put together a list with a few images from 20 engagement shoot locations local to the Baltimore Maryland Area that I love using and frequently use. I hear a lot from my couples that they don't know where to go and it is super difficult to determine what is the best outdoor location for your engagement session because its not something you've ever done before! Some of these locations require a permit but some don't; likewise a few of them require that you actually pay to use them per hour. Check em out!
Who doesn't love Fells Point, for real. The bars are awesome, its super laid back, and the views are stunning. If you want to capture some gorgeous Baltimore charm this is a great location to go to. There are hints of industrial feelings everywhere as well as some rustic docks overlooking harbor views that are totally killer. After your engagement shoot you can hit up Max's Taphouse for some drinks!
Like Fells Point, Federal Hill Park is like a Baltimore icon. Lots of photographers will take their clients to the top of the hill for "the shot" with the city in the background which is wonderful, but I'd MUCH rather these back alley TRUE Baltimore feeling locations for my couples! Obviously we can totally still use that skyline, but don't forget about the charm in charm city comes from the people :)
So, I was spoiled during this specific engagement session at Patterson Park because those gorgeous flowering trees really stole the show! But there are a few great places to hit up at the park. When you enter there are lush green fields and some gorgeous old trees, but most notably the pagoda style observatory at the front which is gorgeous and has those cherry blossom trees during the spring! At the bottom of the hill there is a large pond that has some really nice tall grasses and a more country feel to it. You get lots of different themes with Patterson Park and its so wide open and gorgeous!
Located just off 83 the historic Clipper Mill area is a dream location for someone searching for that true industrial feel! Surrounded by large glass windows, exposed brick and pipes, and those gorgeous orange and red hues its perfect for a more modern boho couple or a sophisticated chic couple looking for some real texture in their engagement shoot!
The grounds at Sherwood Gardens are no secret to photographers, in the spring time it's PACKED with family and portrait photographers but I always manage to still get amazing photos with the colorful plants and flowers! This place is best enjoyed and photographed in the spring time because of the tulips and the seriously bold and vibrant colors of the various flowers that the community plants every year.
Oh my, Rawlings is one of my favorite places to shoot at. For lots of reasons, but the main one is GREEN!!!! I love all the greens in this place! Rawlings conservatory is a very large indoor greenhouse with various plants in different temperatures. They have a large jungle room, a desert room filled with large succulents, another room with more dark green hues jungle looking plants, and still an orchid room. I'm forgetting all the