25 Top Photoshoot Locations in Atlanta for Engagement Sessions

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

The first thing couples ask me when they’re interested in booking an engagement session is "What’s the best place around Atlanta to have a photoshoot?!" So I’m rounding up all my favorite photoshoot locations near Atlanta for all the Georgia brides and grooms-to-be!

I’ve organized this list into a few categories so you can better choose a location based on the aesthetic you’re looking for. Since I’m a natural light photographer, some of my clients and I have loved taking photos in nature (sometimes with waterfalls!), and other clients love urban settings.

Make sure you take into consideration the distance between your home and the location of your photoshoot. Some of the places I listed here are in the metro Atlanta area and others are located outside of the city. Luckily there are a variety of engagement photo locations around the area so you should be able to find something that suits your vision!

The cool thing about Atlanta is that you can easily experience skyline views and off-the-grid hiking trails, sometimes in the same neighborhood! With that being said, let’s go over the list below:

Parks with Waterfalls, Rivers & Ponds

There is something romantic about using water as a backdrop! These locations feature waterfalls, flowing rivers, creeks or ponds. Some of these parks are very popular, so to avoid the weekend crowds, I suggest we schedule our session during the week.

1) Vickery Creek Falls / Old Mill Park at Roswell

Roswell Mill has a beautiful waterfall, covered bridge and historic mill. The parking lot is pretty small, but it’s close to the bridge and about a 5 minute walk from the mill and river.

Address: 95 Mill St, Roswell, GA 30075

2) Freeman’s Mill Park

Located 36 miles northeast from downtown Atlanta, Freeman’s Mill Park is in Lawrenceville. If you live around this area, then this is a great park for an outdoor photoshoot. There's also a beautiful rock formation in front of the waterfalls, an old brown building and a wooded area for "forest-like" shots!

Address: 1401 Alcovy Rd SE, Lawrenceville, GA 30045

3) Morgan Falls Park

Morgan Falls Park is centrally located between Sandy Springs and Roswell. There are lots of trees here, a view of the Chattahoochee River and a brick fireplace to use as backdrops.

black couple embracing each other during an engagement photoshoot

Address: 400 Morgan Falls Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

4) Chattahoochee Coffee Company

We can get some rustic photos at the coffee shop and then head down to the river for some lush greenery and river rapids. While this is a great place to take pictures, parking can be a hassle. This location is actually tucked away in an apartment complex, but the green spaces and the great view of the river are worth it if you want a natural, outdoor look.

Address: 2281 Akers Mill Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

5) Smyrna Market Village

Right next to the Smyrna Public Library is a small park with a pond. The park also includes a gazebo and archway made out of greenery. In front of the library, there are brick sidewalks, benches, greenery, and a fountain. It’s really quaint and adorable!

Address: 1265 W Spring St, Smyrna, GA 30080

6) Cator Woolford Gardens

There are some beautiful views at Cator Woolford Gardens! On their website, they do request an optional donation should you use their grounds for an engagement photoshooot. Also, take note of their event calendar because they are frequently booked out with weddings! It’s a good idea to avoid scheduling a session on weekends because that’s when most of the weddings are held.

Address: 1815 S Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

7) Historic Old Fourth Ward Park

This 17-acre park has a lot to offer including a splash fountain and amphitheater. We can get really creative here with all the scenery and the small pond.

Address: 680 Dallas St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

8) Lillian Webb Park

This city park in Norcross includes a gazebo and several fountains. Couples love the gazebo because of its romantic simplicity!

Address: 5 College St NW, Norcross, GA 30071

9) Candler Park

If you’re looking for a solace that’s simple and spacious and live near Little Five Points, then Candler Park is a great choice.

Address: 1500 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Urban & Rustic Locations

Whether a couple chooses the urban city setting because they lived or met there, i'm all for incorporating it into their engagement session. Here's a few cool places within the heart of Atlanta that will make that look a reality for you!

10) Atlanta Beltline

The beltline has a lot to offer because it’s several miles long. There is artwork, graffiti, brick buildings, a skateboard park, and other things we can use as backdrops. I think some of the best spots are near Ponce City Market and the section that passes through Inman Park.

Address: 337 Elizabeth St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (this is the address for Queen of Cream in Inman Park where there is some street parking-you can also pay $2 per hour to park at P