Best Engagement Photography Spots in Boston
Engagement sessions in Boston are special. There are lots of places where we love to take photos, from historic Beacon Hill to the modern Seaport District. At BKB & Co. we know which spots require advanced permission. Some public parks require photography permits. Below is a list of our most favorite spots to take our couples. We’re always open to taking photos at your favorite spots, too!
Acorn Street, Beacon Hill
This is one of the most photographed streets in Beacon Hill...and we love it! Row houses line this narrow street paved with rocks and red brick.
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
This first class botanical garden and public park is an oasis of nature in the city of Boston. There are lots of spots here where we can escape the buzz of the city and focus on your portraits.
Charming streets, al fresco dining, brownstones, and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall offer interesting architecture. In some spots we can capture Fenway Park and the famous Citgo sign!
Boston Public Gardens
We love this park located smack dab in the middle of Boston. Think swan boats, meandering paths, wrought iron, and sweeping weeping willows.
Located just outside of Boston in Newton, Massachusetts, Boston College is a great place to take engagement photos. If you’re a BC graduate or even a fan of their sports teams, lets go here to take your photos!
Bunker Hill Monument
This historic Boston landmark is a part of the Freedom Trail. There is a lot of pristine green grass and, in the summertime, lots of beautiful blue sky to frame your portraits.
Castle Island in South Boston
Lush grass with Fort Independence in the backdrop make for a lovely engagement photo location. If you’re looking for an interesting backdrop, meander through the fort with your photographer.
Charlestown Navy Yard
The USS Constitution makes its home in the Charlestown Navy Yard...and it’s a sight to see! The area is a National Historical Park and offers wonderful views of downtown Boston.
The architecture in Copley Square is awe inspiring. Grand historic churches and the Boston Public Library share space with New England’s tallest skyscraper, the John Hancock Tower.
Harvard University and Harvard Square are abuzz with activity during the school year. But in the summer, we love to take our couples around campus to capture the historic surroundings.
Institute of Contemporary Art
This contemporary art museum in the Seaport District is a fan favorite. The modern architecture provides a captivating backdrop any time of day or night.
Larz Anderson Auto Museum
Classic car aficionados will appreciate this Brookline, Massachusetts museum. The beautiful Carriage House is home to the oldest collection of motorcars in the United States.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Located along the Charles River on Cambridgeside, MIT offers Boston views, green lawns, and iconic buildings. From the historic Great Dome to more modern buildings, there’s a lot to explore at MIT.
Memorial Drive follows the Charles River on Cambridgeside. The drive is closed to vehicle traffic on Sundays from April to November, offering car-free views of Cambridge and Harvard University and the Charles River.
The Boston Public Library
This building is gorgeous inside and out! The courtyard is a little oasis right in the middle of Back Bay. Book lovers will love capturing this spot for their engagement photos.
The Charles River Esplanade
There are a lot of lovely spots along this 3-mile esplanade including the Hatch Shell, footbridges, and Boston University Sailing Pavilion. We can capture some lovely evening shots of both Cambridge and Boston on the Mass Ave. bridge.
The North End
Boston’s Little Italy is packed with history. Cafes, restaurants, historic churches, and narrow side streets provide a lot of character for your engagement photos.
The Seaport District
Looking for panoramic views of Boston Harbor? Head to the Seaport District! There are lots of outside dining options with a gorgeous backdrop.
The South End
Victorian row houses fill the South End with English-style squares. We love visiting during Sunday when the artisans, food trucks, and farmers gather. An artist enclave, it’s one of Boston’s most diverse neighborhoods.
Roof deck overlooking Boston.
Don’t personally know someone with a private roof deck? That’s ok! We know which hotels have roof decks with picture perfect views of the Boston skyline.