Time and time again we have couples asking for location suggestions for their engagement session, wedding photos, or even new photographers asking for location ideas. We’ve shot all over this Magic City and have an inside scoop into some of the most popular, iconic Birmingham locations. So, we figured it was time to create a list of the top 9 most incredible photo locations in Birmingham!!
Railroad Park- There is so much to see in one space! Between the Birmingham city skyline to the lush grassy fields this is a definite Birmingham staple for any photos you want!
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens- A classic spot with tons of variety from its famous rose garden, Japenese garden, and greenhouse. You can’t go wrong with the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for your photo session!!
The Bridges Between Northside & Southside- If you’re looking for a stunning view of the city in downtown Birmingham look no further!! This is so gorgeous, urban, and easy to get to!
Rotary Trail- Just moments away from both Railroad Park & the bridges between North & Southside this is a prime location. Nothing say’s “Birmingham” like the Magic City sign at Rotary Trail!!
Oak Mountain State Park- Only 30 minutes outside of the city this is the perfect option if you’re looking for a more natural or rugged location. It’s got everything from waterfalls to fields and scenic outlooks. Be prepared though, there is a fee to get in!
Birmingham Parking Decks- Pick one, any one and you’ll find a different, more gorgeous view of the city. Public parking decks are the way to go if you want urban, unique Birmingham photo locations!
The “It’s Nice to Have You In Birmingham” Sign- Do we really need to say much about this one? Located on the wall of John’s City Diner this Birmingham mural is a huge photo destination!
The Birmingham Federal Building- Classic, elegant, and oh so stunning if you’re looking for timeless photos in Birmingham here’s your place! Bonus points: It’s also so close to the light tunnels & Railroad Park if you’re looking to use multiple locations!
Linn Park- Close to so many spots right in the heart of downtown Birmingham, Linn Park offers a natural feel in the big city. It’s also got a gorgeous fountain that can add a ton of visual interest to your photos!
We hope you love these locations as much as we do and that your photos turn out amazing! Birmingham really does have some amazing photo locations so you can’t go wrong whatever you decide. If you’re looking for a little Birmingham inspiration check out our blog here!