Boston’s Best Winter Engagement Photo Locations (Part II)
- Louisburg Square. Looking to capture that perfectly romantic candid set on a charming street? Let the snow fall as you pose for engagement photos along the enchanting row house-lined way at Louisburg Square. This setting is a must for the traditional bride and groom who adore 19th century Boston architecture. Acorn Street is Beacon Hill’s engagement photo runner-up.
- Downtown Crossing. Is there anything more romantic than a bustling, urban street blanketed in pure, white snow? Tell your quintessential Boston love story when you shoot your engagement photos along Washington Street. This high-energy area offers the perfect vista of the Boston Common Christmas tree.
- Christopher Columbus Park. The Christopher Columbus Park trellis gets the wintry treatment each season, with hundreds of dazzling blue LEDs that make the picture-perfect backdrop for your engagement photos. Lighted wreaths and boughs of holly make this setting particularly dreamy for holiday-themed engagement photos.
- Arnold Arboretum. Give your engagement shoot the earthy treatment when you cozy up amidst the snow-topped birch trees and pines that meander through the landscape at the Arnold Arboretum. Nearly 300 wide-open acres make this expansive property the ideal nature-focused winter engagement photo location.
The Best Spring Engagement Photo Locations in Boston
This year’s unseasonably dry spring inspired us to check out a variety of outdoor locations in and around Boston that are perfect for your engagement photo session.
Congratulations to all those newly engaged this spring!
Three Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer
Before your big day, you want to make sure that your wedding photographer is prepared to help you achieve your specific wedding day vision. Use this guide to ensure that all of your questions are kept in mind beforehand.
1. Can I see your portfolio?
Ask your wedding photographer upfront about their shooting style and request to see a physical portfolio. This way, you’ll be able to see how his or her photos translate to print. If your photographer leans more photojournalistic, you can expect wedding candids and fewer touch-ups. If he or she has been inspired by the fine arts, you’ll probably get more conceptual or abstract photos.
2. What kind of experience do you have?
A seasoned wedding photographer will have a better idea of what brides and grooms generally want. They’ll know to capture both big-picture subject matter (walking down the aisle and the first dance) as well as minuter wedding day details (table settings and getting ready). But less experienced photographers may have something to offer, too — like a lower price point or a less hectic schedule.
3. What happens if you can’t make it?
If your wedding photographer becomes ill or can’t make your date for some reason, you’ll want to make sure he or she has a reliable backup. Before signing a contract, ensure that your photographer has someone just as skilled to act as the understudy.
The Best Winter Engagement Photo Locations in Boston
Create an engagement album that’s memorable, romantic and unique to your winter love story with these inspiring Boston winter engagement photo ideas.
Maybe we’re a little bit biased, but we love Beacon Hill engagement photos in every season, especially in the winter. The historic row houses and brick sidewalks offer true urban charm for the bride- and groom-to-be that would prefer a touch of traditional in their engagement photos. Beacon Hill’s landmark architecture looks ever-so-enchanting after being dusted with a winter snowfall, too.
Boston’s rich history has left residents with a vast assortment of settings for romantic photos, including the opulent Boston Public Library or bustling Quincy Market. Seasonal twinkling lights and decorative evergreens make these Boston landmarks ideal for shooting in the winter.
Tailor your engagement session to your love story with Boston’s full complement of fun and iconic photo locations. If your courtship was sports-centric, take a few snapshots at TD Garden. If you love all things nautical, your seasonal, sea-inspired photo shoot will come alive at Piers Park. Each of these winter photo engagement settings will help you capture the romance and whimsy of Boston.