Your partner asked and you said yes. You celebrated with friends and family and now you’re trying to figure out where to take your engagement photos. Your engagement photos should be memorable, fun, un-awkward and full of important aspects that are meaningful to you both. Here’s a list of 34 location ideas in Baltimore.
($ requires a permit + nominal fee)
Pagoda, lake, and hilltop views at sunset.
Trails, lake views, gorgeous leaves in the Fall.
Union Craft Brewing
A series of bold, graphic and colorful murals.
Fun murals and pupsicles for your pup.
Druid Hill Park
Especially in the spring with all the pastel blooms, Druid Hill Park shines. It also happens to be the home to Rawlings Conservatory… more on that below.
One of Baltimore’s oldest warehouse buildings and public spaces full of charm, character, lots of brick and amazing waterfront views… and breezes.
Frederick Douglass Maritime Museum
Views of the iconic Domino Sugar factory sign are unmatched from this pier.
Harbor East waterfront
A fun, chic waterfront spot.
Sunset views from here are wide open and expansive.
Charmery (the OG Location in Hampden)
A turquoise mural on the corner of this iconic and quirky Baltimore ice cream shop with some of the most unique flavors you’ve ever had make it a really fun place to start or end your photoshoot.
The Avenue in Hampden
All the kitsch with lots of fun, independent shops and storefronts.
A historic old mansion, enormous old trees, tons of nature to explore and gorgeous no matter what season.
A lush, tropical greenhouse oasis in the city. ($)
Mosaics, ivy covered brick walls and lots of fabulous, fun sculptural art.
Federal Hill Park
One of the most iconic views in Baltimore, overlooking the Inner Harbor – sunsets here can be epic.
Rustic, cozy coffee shop near Hampden and Clipper Mill.
Love the industrial grit here… ramps, rusty window panes, and fire escapes.
A brewpub in Mt. Vernon with craft beers and a unique atmosphere — the windows near the main bar overlook bustling Charles Street and have a really cool, classic and vintage vibe.
Mt. Vernon Place
Feels like you’re in Europe without the travel.
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Cocktails on the lawn with water views and clean, modern design… Baltimore perfection.
Views of the Inner Harbor skyline along a waterfront promenade and industrial buildings… bonus if the Domino sugar boat is docked at their factory next door.
For those that love nachos, Natty Boh, margs and the Canton bar scene.
Bromo Seltzer Clock Tower
This historic clock tower in the heart of downtown Baltimore evokes another era. ($)
This spot is best during early spring when the tulips are at their peak. Typically peak bloom occurs the last week of April through the first week in May, depending on weather conditions. In the heart of Guilford, this community park and rolling lawn were designed by Olmsted and has beautiful vistas at every corner.
Guilford Hall Brewery
Located in the original Crown Cork & Seal building in the Station North district in Baltimore, Guilford Hall Brewery is full of history and amazing architectural spaces that make incredible backdrops for portraits.
BMA Sculpture Garden
Lush garden oasis in the city adjacent to Johns Hopkins Homewood campus with modern sculpture throughout. ($)
Mt. Washington Tavern
A modern tavern with crisp, clean and inviting architecture, bright spaces and a fun neighborhood feel.
Monument City Brewing
Local Baltimore craft brewery in a warehouse space adjacent to Haven Street Ballroom and Urban Axes… such a fun date spot.
College Campuses (Loyola, JHU, etc)
Quintessential higher-ed vibes with beautiful quads and tree-lined brick paths; love this idea if you met at college.
Mt. Vernon (urban city vibes) and Harbor East (glassy and minimalist modern) are 2 of the most photogenic locations.
Cross Street Market / Broadway Market
Recently renovated in the heart of Federal Hill and Fells Point, grab a drink at your favorite spot and explore these picturesque main streets together.
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
For all of the animal lovers; ride on the carousel for some fun, unique photos or just walk by the giraffe, flamingos and penguin exhibits.
Gunther & Co
Lush, urban chic and dog-friendly.
West Covington Park
Neutral, industrial arches and green space with waterfront views.
Other unique engagement location ideas in Baltimore could be on a sailboat, rooftop deck, or in your house or condo for cozy yet chic at-home vibes.
The most important thing to remember when choosing a location is to ensure you’ll be comfortable there. The park would be a perfect setting if you’re most comfortable being outdoors together in nature. If you love going out to eat and grabbing a drink, take your photos in and around that bar or restaurant; urban signage and historic streetscapes can make really unique portraits.
Photography Urban Row Photography