First Look Locations in Mercer County Park/Princeton NJ

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
17 posts
  • Wedding: July 2018

Sayen Gardens 

Post # 3
3760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton. Gorgeous setting and not too far from your venue.

Post # 4
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Grounds for Sculpture is beautiful, but I do believe there is a photo fee if you’re not getting married there. I know this is the case in a lot of places and you can usually get away with engagement photos and such, but I’m not sure how inconspicuous you can be in wedding attire 🙂 I’m not sure how strict they really are about it though.

In terms of Princeton, we did our engagement photos there while the semester was in full swing and we had no trouble at all. There were students around, but you would never know that looking at our pictures. I would absolutely recommend it!

Post # 5
30 posts

I’m an undergrad at Princeton now, I think you’d be fine to do pictures on campus! I frequently see photoshoots happening on campus (engagement, wedding, family, etc.) and students/tourists tend to be pretty respectful and give them their space. Prospect Gardens has beautiful flowers on campus, there’s the typical castle-type buildings on campus (Blair Arch, Nassau Hall, etc.), and also some more artsy stuff like the Picasso Statue near the Dinky Bar or the Art Museum, so you can definitely find something that suits your tastes! 

Post # 6
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Sayen gardens is a great option. There are always brides and families taking pics there.  And it’s literally like 10 mins tops from the Boat House. 

Post # 7
93 posts
Worker bee

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teehelee22 :  I grew up in that area. You could do a first look by Carnegie lake or there’s a quiet area behind the Yankee doodle tap room (pic attached) . There’s also a small cute alley way next to the alchemist & barrister I think? Also tons of beautiful spots on campus- don’t worry about the students, they’re mostly polite

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