the beauty of new england

My Favorite Locations for

Engagement Sessions

I'll just say it. New Englanders are pretty damn lucky to be surrounded by so many different types of stunning scenery. We live in one of the few parts of the country that has a historic & lively city, rolling mountains, tranquil lakes, and sandy beaches - all at our fingertips! We're blessed with all four seasons - colorful blooming flowers, vibrant foliage, and cozy ski towns. There's a little bit of something here for everyone and choosing a location for your engagement photos should be a very personal decision to reflect you both as a couple. Below, I will share some questions to consider when choosing a location for your engagement session along with an extensive list of my favorite spots and the best times to visit!

Spring engagement session in Sugar Hill

Fall Engagement Session at Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA

Blossoms at Arnold Arboretum in Boston, MA

make it personal

Questions to Consider When Choosing Your Engagement Session Location

  • Do you plan to use these images on your Save the Dates? If so, do you want them to reflect the general season and vibe of your wedding day? If you're getting married in October, do you prefer colorful foliage on your Save the Dates? If you're having a tented wedding by the ocean, do you prefer a beach themed Save the Date? Are you having a swanky, black tie event in the Boston - consider getting dolled up and frolicking through the city in formal attire!

  • If you aren't too worried about your Engagement Photos matching your wedding's season/vibe/colors, then start thinking about you favorite season and/or sentimental locations.

  • Make it personal! Do you spend every winter weekend in the mountains, your summers at the lake, or love hiking together? Did you meet while you were both working in the city? Was your first date at the fair or your proposal at the beach?

Fall engagement session at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport, Massachusetts

Fuller Gardens in North Hampton, New Hampshire

Full List of Favorite New Hampshire & Massachusetts Engagement Session Locations

Foss Mountain, Eaton, NH

(late april through october only. 360° mountain views, 10 minute hike, free parking lot. worth the drive!)

Hampton Beach State Park - South Beach

(year round. dunes, jetty, tall grass, fencing, paths, paid parking lot (free after hours), public restrooms)

Boston Common & Public Garden

(year round. gardens, bridges, willow trees, paths. also check out cobblestone acorn street! on street parking or garage)

Bancroft Castle, Groton, MA

(spring, summer, fall. castle ruins, views, easy 5 minute walk, free parking at Gibbett Hill Grille)

Sugar Hill Lupines, Sugar Hill, NH

(early June only. 2 beautiful fields of purple & pink lupines with mountain views, easy free parking)

Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA

(best for spring, summer, fall foliage. gardens, paths, stone walls, open fields, bridges, parking lot with fee, public restrooms)

Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH

(best for spring, summer, fall. gardens, fountains, can walk through downtown, public restrooms)

Fuller Gardens, North Hampton, NH

(summer only. gardens, fountains, old white mansion, parking lot, entry fee)

Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH

(year round. beautiful views, apple orchards, stone walls, dirt paths, free parking lot)

Boston Seaport Harborwalk

(year round)

Meredith Town Docks/Hesky Park, Meredith, NH

(year round. lake view, docks, park

Winnikenni Castle, Haverhill, MA

(year round. beautiful in the fall! easy free parking)

Golden Hour Tulips, Lakeville, MA

(mid april-mid may. rows of colorful tulips! parking lot, entry fee)

Arnold Arboretum Cherry Blossoms, Boston, MA

(mid april-early may. on street parking, free entry, public restrooms)

The Fells, Newbury, NH

(spring, summer, fall. historic estate, gardens, trails, veranda, stone wall, covered stone doorway, parking lot, admission fee)

Bedford Village Common, Bedford, NH

(beautiful little spot for colorful foliage, easy parking lot)