As a wedding and engagement photographer, I am often asked where the best engagement photography session locations are in and around the Raleigh NC area. Luckily we are blessed with reasonably nice weather year round here in the Triangle so no matter the season, there is always someplace beautiful nearby to capture great photos with a pretty natural backdrop.
Here is my list ( in no particular order ) with info links of my favorite places to take my clients on photo shoots.
The JC Ralston Arboretum http://jcra.ncsu.edu
Yates Mill Farm Park http://www.wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill/Pages/default.aspx
Harris Lake Park http://www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake/Pages/default.aspx
* Pullen Park is very, very, very, very BUSY on the weekends and parking is a pain in the a@#!. Always schedule an engagement shoot here on weekday mornings, the earlier the better!
Moore Square and surrounding streets in downtown Raleigh NC http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/go/moore-square
The campus of NC State University http://www.ncsu.edu/belltower/
The NC Museum of Art http://ncartmuseum.org
* The NC Museum of Art requires a permit, a client fee and appointment to be made ahead of the photo-shoot date!
Durham & Chapel Hill Areas
Sarah P. Duke Gardens https://gardens.duke.edu
* Duke gardens require's a permit, an appointment & charges a hefty fee to clients who want to take photos here!
American Tobacco Historic District in downtown Durham NC http://www.americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com
The University of North Carolina campus http://www.unc.edu/interactive-tour/landmarks/
North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill http://ncbg.unc.edu
EXAMPLES OF ALL OF THE ABOVE LOCATIONS MAY BE FOUND ON MY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO PAGE LINK BELOW, CHECK IT OUT!
If you have any questions about my engagement photography service please contact me anytime!