5 Best Philadelphia Engagement photo Locations

Just got engaged? Planning where to go for your engagement photos? Wondering where the best Philadelphia Engagement photo locations are? Well luckily you have lots of amazing locations right here in this dynamic city! Philadelphia runs the gamut from historic to modern from urban to green. Your engagement photos are an oportunity to express who you are as a couple. Do you love dressing up and sipping wine at a happy hour downtown? Or are you two more likely to be found on the hiking trails of the Wissahickon with your pup? Whoever you are, be you! There is no one season for engagement session and can be done any time of year and highlight the beauty of the season and the excitement of your engagement. I have to admit I have a specail place in my heart for engagement sessions. They are a wonderful oportunity to get to know the couple before the wedding day and ease any fears about being in front of the camera. They are perfect for save-the-date-cards and they are so much fun! Her are some of my favorite locations for engagement session in Philadelphia:

best locations for Philadelphia Engagement Session, winter Merchant Exchange Old City

Old City Engagement Sessions

Old City is full of historic locations, cobblestone and charm. There are so many great places for photos. The Merchants’ Exchange Building can be a nice stop. Just keep in mind that some of the most popular locations are part of the National Park and you will need a permit to photograph there. These locations include(but are not limited to) the Magnolia Garden, Rose Garden, 18th Century Garden, Benjamin Rush Garden The Second Bank of the United States. Click to see more engagement photos in Old City Philadelphia.


Old City Philadelphia Engagement photos in winter

Merchant Exchange Engagement Session, winter Old City Philadelphia


Valley Green Inn Engagement Sessions

A true oasis in Philadelphia is the Wissahickon Valley Park with wonderful wooded land and hiking trails. It’s a sweet location is perfect for nature lovers. It’s truly a breath of fresh air. There are many different pull offs and parking to enter this woodsy wonderland. Valley Green Inn is a great option.


Philadelphia Engagement photos, Valley Green Inn Engagement Photo in the Philadelphia woods, Valley Green Inn

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Boathouse Row Engagement

Boathouse Row offers a variety of different backdrops by the water, along the popular paths and we even crossed the street to Lemon Hill. In the spring you can catch some pretty blossoms too! Just keep in mind on some weekends there can be events and regattas do be sure to check their event schedule before to head over.

Engagement Photo, Boathouse Row, bold colors pink and blue Lemon Hill Engagement Photo Philadlephia,, pink and blue


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Art Museum Engagement Sessions

Along the Parkway there are some iconic options for photos! The Philadelphia Museum of Art course and the close by  Rodin Museum has a lovely courtyard.

Rodin Museum Engagement session , Philadelphia Museum of Art


Center City Engagement Sessions

Center City Philadelphia is a wonderful options for engagement photos! There is always a buzz in the air and no shortage of interesting  spots for awesome photos. Broad street, also known as the Avenue of the Arts, makes a great place for photos. The Union League steps and of course the classic Broad Street photo.

 Philadelphia Engagement, Holiday Union League


See their more from their Center City holiday session here


There are so many locations to choose from in and around Philadelphia. These are some of my favorite Philadelphia engagement photo locations but truly the possibilities are endless and what’s most important is that it resinates with you. Think about the season, the style and what the two of you like to do together or some of your favorite spots around the city!