Rochester Engagement Session Ideas

Wondering Where To Take Engagement Photos In Rochester?

Here are 25+ ideas and locations around Rochester which would make for beautiful places to take your engagement photos. Natural beauty, history, landmarks, architecture, and adventure, Rochester has a lot of locations that photograph well. Whether you want to go for an epic hike in Letchworth State Park, run around the Liberty Pole area downtown chasing light, or simply just snuggle up in your home, take your pick and go for it. 

Whatever you choose, my best advice is to simply make it ‘you’. Pick a location or two that is special or meaningful to you and your fiance. Pick a place that you love, or an activity that you enjoy doing together and bring me along to document it. Maybe it is cooking a meal, riding your bikes along your favorite trail, or simply just goofing off in your favorite park. Whatever it is, I’m here for it and would love to be your engagement photographer here in Rochester! See the bottom for details.

Oh, and congrats and getting engaged!  

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Downtown Rochester Locations

The heart and soul of the city, there are so many fun little nooks and crannies to shoot your engagment session. The best part is, you don’t need to pick just one spot downtown, there’s typically time for several.

  • Liberty Pole (an iconic starting point.)
  • South Ave Parking Garage (for that view of the city.)
  • Cascade Dr. For those brick alleyways)
  • Park Avenue (for your favorite coffee shops and neighborhood feel.)
  • Rochester Public Market
  • University Ave

Parks in Rochester

Whether you want an open field, a view of the city, a stream, or a beautiful garden to take have your engagement session next to, Rochester’s wide array of parks have a lot to offer!

  • Sunken Gardens/Warner Castle
  • Highland Park
  • George Eastman House
  • Cobbs Hill
  • Durand Eastman Park
  • Ellison Park
  • Corbett’s Glen
  • Sonnenburg Gardens
  • Genesee Valley Park
  • Corn Hill Landing

Adventurous Locations (Also great for elopements)

Taking a hike or a walk through these amazing locations would make for some epic photos.

Interesting Indoor Locations 

The winter months are long here in Rochester, and we get plenty of rain. So maybe an indoor option is best for you? In my opinion, you can beat the comfort and uniqueness of shooting in your home. It is one of my favorite ways to shoot engagement sessions. But definitely, if you want some unique engagement photos, pop in and out of a few of these spots.

  • Your Home
  • Memorial Art Gallery
  • Lamberton Conservatory
  • Village Gate
  • Rochester City Library
  • City Hall
  • Monroe County Office Building

Rochester Engagement Session Pricing

Want to book an engagement session?? AWESOME! They are perfect for getting comfortable in front of the camera while also getting some sweet shots for your save the dates, invitations, and albums! Contact me for more information and pricing! You can see more of engagement photos here!