5 Unique Locations for Engagement Photos in Philadelphia | Pt. 4
Philly is home to some really awe-inspiring breathtaking backdrops! There are so many exclusive locales to shoot your engagement session in or around the city of Philadelphia that we have been culminating a list of our favorite unique spots. With thanks to our talented Philadelphia Wedding Photographers (and some pretty awesome Philly love-birds) we’ve added 5 additional unique locations to our list!
Check out our most recent locations guide for engagement photos in the Philadelphia area!
We picked this location starting in West Philly at Clark Park and Woodland Cemetery because it’s was Laurel and Dan’s neighborhood where they lived at the time…and mine too! It felt the most authentic to capture where they enjoy spending most of their free time together in a natural setting. After shooting in West Philly, we headed downtown to the Oyster House, their favorite restaurant/bar. Laurel and Dan also loveto enjoy great food and drinks in Philly and met while working in a restaurant together. So we did all their favorite things, and it was turned out pretty awesome. Doing all the things that made them feel at home was a perfect recipe for a fantastic shoot, which is always my goal with all my couples.- Lora Reehling
While deciding on locations and ideas for Rachel and Garrett’s engagement portraits, I found the couple’s favorite thing to do was to relax in pajamas on Saturday mornings. We loved the design and playful colors of the Hotel Monaco‘s rooms. We also decided to bring our own down feather pillows to have a pillow fight. After the room was covered with feathers we paid housekeeping a very nice tip. The beautiful thing about using hotels for portraits is there are so many locations to use for images and you do not have to worry about weather being a factor. – Sarah DiCicco
Rachael and Paul shared their first date at Frankford Hall, so they thought it’d be the perfect spot to return to for their engagement photos! It’s also a personal favorite spot of mine to gather with friends, especially when it’s warm out. The fun atmosphere and natural light of the outdoor beer garden are a great combination for a relaxed engagement session! – Alison Dunn
Tucked back behind the Philadelphia airport is Fort Mifflin, reported to be one of the “most haunted” spots in America. The only intact Revolutionary War Battlefield, it’s a perfect combination of creepy, underground bunkers, beautiful old quarters with columns and peeling yellow paint, old barns, blacksmith’s quarters and enough grounds and pretty greenery for a little traditional stuff too. For an entrance fee of only $6.00, you can stay and shoot all day, if you want, and if you’re patient enough, planes taking off make for some really fun wide angles! – Lori Foxworth
Pennypack Park is a 9 mile wide Philadelphia park stretching 1300 acres. It’s a park near Lance and Quoc’s beautiful Elkins Park home and a place where they like to spend time together and walk their adorable pup together- also named Penny! There are several awesome historic buildings stretching across the park (not seen in these photos) that make for beautiful photo backdrops. Lance and Quoc did a 30 minute mini engagement session. Quoc wanted to know what it would feel like to be photographed on his wedding day but didn’t like the idea of such a long shoot. Mini sessions are an awesome way to get a few beautiful photos if you are not in love with the idea of a 2 hour shoot! – Brae Howard