As you’re planning for your engagement session the biggest decision is where we’ll shoot them. The backdrop for your photos can make a huge difference! Of course, we always suggest picking somewhere that’s special to you. Places that hold meaning will add emotional value to your photos.
If you’ve tried to think of somewhere and nothing comes to mind, that’s okay too. We’re always here for recommendations! Over the years, we’ve shot all over Birmingham. That means we’ve seen it all and have some favorites to share!
So, here’s our favorite spots, not necessarily the most popular in Birmingham. We’ll also tell you why we love them so much from a photography perspective.
We LOVE the look of a parking deck for pictures! From our perspective they add so much “wow” factor & color. On top of it all, the all white concrete makes the light extra gorgeous, and we’re ALL about good light. Add in the fact they show off our beautiful Birmingham and we’re sold. This is hands down our favorite location, personally 🙂
The Birmingham Bridges
Again, we’re fools for a beautiful city backdrop so these bridges are another favorite. It’s bright, classic & has a stunning view of the city. There’s also something so special about sunset photos here! This one is still urban but with a timeless charm!
All White Marble Church
DREAMY. That’s the one word we have for this jaw-dropping location! It’s all marble and makes for the most classic, clean photos. If you’re looking for a timeless backdrop for your engagement photos this is it. As photographers we love it because it adds so much brightness to your photos & makes everything looks more colorful!
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
No matter what time of year or what the weather is like, this is a favorite! It’s full of natural beauty and so many unique locations in one place. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s full of flowers & stunning plants! This is our favorite “romantic” location for obvious reasons. It’s even got a greenhouse that makes for beautiful rainy day photos.
The Classic White Wall
If you’re looking for clean, fresh images here you go. Literally the perfect “light, bright & airy” location!! It may seem simple but sometimes that’s best. This spot is especially perfect for save-the-date photos or ones for your wedding website. You can easily add text without distraction! This location & photos here will never go out of style!
The best part of all these locations is one thing: they’re all centrally located in Birmingham. That’s right, they’re all within 10 minutes of each other and are perfect to make sure we have enough time to change & get tons of photos! All you have to do now is pick which one of these dreamy spots to pick!
Katie & Alec
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