Post # 1
Hi All! I am looking for some good spots in New England for photo shoots. I’m not from the area and have been recommended the following places so far.
Fenway-fiance is a huge fan of the Red Sox
Beacon Hill-for a New England feel
South End-Industrial feel
Glen Magna Farms-beautiful gardens
Does anyone else have any other recommendations?
Post # 3
Granted, I haven’t been to Boston in a looong time, but I was always IN LOVE with the older areas of the city. The "historically preserved" type of stuff. The buildings close together, cobblestone streets, iron fences – it’s just all so romantic. I wish I knew a specific spot to mention, but I hope you know what I mean. 🙂
Post # 4
The Boston Public Library has beautiful architecture, and their central courtyard is really beautiful if they’ll let you in there to take photos.
For similar reasons, the Isabella Stewart Gardiner museum is gorgeous. There are all sorts of neat balconies you could stand on for photos, and tons of artwork you could imitate and have photos taken next to.
Of course Boston Common is also nice. The Swan Boats could be a fun thing to take photos of, or the Frog Pond ice skating rink.
Post # 5
Niantic & Mystic CT is fab. The Children’s Museum has a giant whale named Conny made of stone that you can climb in and pose with. There is also an aquarium inside that you could use. Mystic Seaport has darling buildings all over and tall ships that you cna get pictures with. It is also not as busy as the Boston area so you won’t have to worry about people getting in the way of shots.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant
We had ours done in the North End, which provided us with great background for urban looking photos. You can see some examples here.
I definitely second the Boston Public Library… it’s beautiful. I kind of wish we thought of it before…
Post # 7
I second toucan. I live in the North End (across from Paul Revere park), and there are lots of great photo-ops. The harbor walk has a lot of scenic areas for pictures, and since the Big Dig stuff is completed, there are nice areas/parks btw Faneuil Hall and the North End, too.
Post # 8
I already gave you some feedback, but here is some more… this topic gets me excited 😉
Here’s an example of Southie pics that really showcased a fun part of the city while not taking away from the beautiful couple… http://cirasphotography.blogspot.com/2007/11/married-but-still-in-love.html
The last two are from the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art)
As for Fenway- they are always doing tours, so you could theoretically get pictures taken on the Green Monster! (And the rest of the Fenway area is really cool too… a short walk down to Kenmore square would give you "busy city" pics)
FYI, you need to get permission if you intend on actually taking pictures inside a museum, but if you have a proactive photographer, that shouldn’t be a problem 🙂
If you have a couple of places that you fall in love with, you might want to consider doing bridal shots or post wedding shots somewhere as well. Think how amazing you’d look in your dress on a swan boat!
Heather Ciras, Ciras Photography
Post # 9
I grew up on the North Shore … one of my favorite places is the Coolidge Reservation in Magnolia… you can have your picture taken on the rocks/ ocean lawn or on the beach.
Its also very close to nearby Rockport and Gloucester which have great beaches/ water views and are very picturesque NE towns. I love Halibut Point in Rockport.
Post # 10
Thank you everyone for your suggestions, they all look awesome! Basically, we have the photographer for the entire day and he will do whatever we want, so I was thinking it would be fun to walk around the city and get a bunch of city shots, go to the Coolidge Reservation in Magnolia (it looks amazing Kimbeerlee!) and I was also thinking that the gardens in danvers would be spectacular!
Anything else I am missing? Also, any good restaurant recommendations for lunch and dinner? We want to take the photographer to some nice places since he is from out of town.
Post # 11
I didn’t realize but I’ve been to Glen Magna too…. its really pretty especially in the spring. The Gloucester House is really good restaurant… its in Glouceter right on the water downtown.
Post # 12
I’m a little late to the discussion but just wanted to bump this and say thanks for the great suggestions! 🙂