When planning for an engagement session the hardest thing to do is pick a location. Unless a couple already has a place in mind that means something to them, they usually are not sure where they want to shoot their engagement session. Since I have photographed at many places, I figured I would give some insight into some amazing locations in New Jersey to shoot your engagement session.
Verona Park – Verona, NJ
Located right in the middle of Verona, NJ, Verona Park has a lot of character and is probably one of my favorite places to shoot. From the bridge, lake, hundreds of trees and beautiful trail, there are many spots to photograph here!
Garret Mountain Reservation – Woodland Park, NJ
Garret Mountain Reservation is located near Eagle Rock, NJ. With a beautiful view of the New York City Skyline, this breathtaking hidden gem is perfect for anyone who wants both the city and country feel for their engagement session.
With 30 acres of land, this beautiful barn sits on the outskirts of Allentown, NJ. If you are into rustic barns and beautiful sunsets for your engagement session, then I would choose this hidden gem.
Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk – Point Pleasant, NJ
Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk is the perfect place for a summer Friday night out with the family, but have you ever thought about using it for your engagement session? It is a great place to have a beach and boardwalk date night. Plus, you get a photographer following you around like your famous!
Battleview Orchards – Manalapan, NJ
An apple orchard is an apple orchard but Battleview Orchard is a hot spot in central NJ. This 500+ acre orchard has a lot to offer for guests all around. It also makes for a great fall engagement session! All they ask is to not pick the apples off the trees if you’re not going to purchase them. I definitely recommend doing an engagement session in the fall at this amazing apple orchard.
Sandy Hook Point – Sandy Hook, NJ
This abandoned war village is a perfect mix of beach and rustic imagery. Sandy Hook Point has a lot to offer but you have to make sure you obtain a permit for this location as there are spots you will need it. The trail leads to every part of this peninsula. Hidden beaches and walkways can make for a fun scavenger hunt to find the best spots on your engagement session.
New Jersey Botanical Gardens – Ringwood, NJ
Located on the border of NJ and NY, the beautiful Skyland Mansion and Botanical Gardens make for a beautiful backdrop for any engagement session. The grounds have a lot to offer and you cannot hit all the spots in one session! I recommend shooting here during the Spring, Summer, and early Fall.
Hoboken Waterfront – Hoboken, NJ
The Hoboken Waterfront is a great location to get a little taste of the city added to your session. The beautiful NYC skyline as your backdrop does not disappoint at this location. Like the botanical gardens, I also recommend shooting here during the Spring, Summer, and early Fall.
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