Updated: Sep 13, 2021
Figuring out a location for your engagement session is one of the most difficult decisions you will have to make! Do you want beachy cute couple shots? Shots inside of your favorite coffee shop? Shots inside your own home while you are baking, playing video games or just hanging out? The options truly are endless!
This post is meant for you to see a few of my favorite spots, why I like them and a few of my favorite shots in those spots so you can get a good idea of what it looks like.
1. Beverly Triton Beach Park - Mayo, MD
This is my favorite spot out of any other you will see on this page! Depending on how the weather has been we will either meet at the main park entrance or one closer to my home so we can walk the trail through the woods and end on the beach (If it has rained a lot the trail is a mud pit so we will just meet at the park entrance). This spot requires walking in the sand or potentially some muddy spots on a trail. I would highly suggest that you do not wear fancy/expensive shoes that can get destroyed. Its a beach - shoes aren't necessary anyway ;)
Also, if you are brave enough - we can get into the water for some more romantic shots for a session thats a bit different from everyone else's.
Keep in mind - with this location the sun rises over the water and sets kinda behind the trees. Sunsets are still VERY pretty here (the majority of the shots below are from the sunset timeframe below - FYI - no altered sun flares are added to the photos - all natural sun light) but if you want the sun peaking over the water, you will need to be an early riser that day ;)
Also! If it is scheduled to rain for your session this is the only location I will shoot at since it has potential to rain out completely cutting the session short. Ideally we want to shoot for a time that will have light rain or none at the start and its raining at the end of your time. If your session is scheduled to have some rain, be sure to bring a change of clothes and you can change at my home before you leave. Summer storms at this beach are insane - as you can see in the photos below!
Below is a link to the 3 different spots on this beach we can do your session. Please check it out if interested.
2. Historic London Town & Gardens
This venue is beautiful. There are gardens, flowers, a beautiful trail, historic buildings, a pier and water views. It's got to be my 2nd favorite spot to do engagements and probably my most favorite venue for weddings! With this venue you have to schedule with the venue to shoot there at least 2 weeks prior - no last minute bookings. This venue also requires a $75 booking fee that you would be responsible to cover for sessions after their normal hours (typically anything after 4pm). When scheduling for this session please do not use my scheduling calendar and contact me directly as we have to contact them to see what times they have available.
3. Downtown Annapolis
If you love Annapolis, the buildings, color and water, this is a perfect spot for you. There are so many different backdrops that you can choose from here. We will meet by the Iron Rooster downtown and then wander around for your hour of time.
4. Jonas Green Park
This spot is beautiful and probably THE BEST spot to do sunset photographs. This spot, however, is not ideal during prime beach time in the summer or prime fall family time. It gets crazy busy so just keep that in mind when scheduling. If it is a busy season and you wish to have beach photos, please see the Beverly Triton Beach Park photos above as it is just as beautiful.
5. Rawlings Conservatory
If we end up hitting a time of year when we just can't get an outdoor session scheduled because of rain or its too cold, this venue is perfect. It is a greenhouse at the Baltimore zoo and really lends itself well to very different photos. In order to shoot here we have to contact the venue and schedule with them as well as pay a $100 fee which you would be responsible for.