The Charlotte region offers a lot of variety when it comes to engagement photography. Here are a few locations in the area to consider when planning your engagement shoot.
On the shores of Lake Norman just outside of Charlotte, Jetton Park has gorgeous waterfront areas and natural trails. It's one of my favorite spots to shoot engagements in the Charlotte region. Sunsets at the lakefront beach are amazing and the wooded trails around the park are a great backdrop.
The streets and parks in Charlotte's center city have a lot of variety for engagement shoots. The Green, Trade and Tryon, First Ward Park and everywhere else inside Interstate-277 loop is a great urban landscape.
Centered in the heart of Charlotte, Romare Beardon Park features wonderful cityscapes, lush gardens and even a waterfall. Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks does require a photo permit to shoot here, however.
For the wine lovers, vineyards around the Charlotte area are a great spot for engagement shoot. Most vineyards do ask for a photo session fee.
Another great spot in Charlotte center city, The Green is situated neatly in-between the Charlotte Convention Center and the Mint Museum. It's know for it's world literature themes and it's signpost pointing to all the other Charlotte's in the world.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
DSBG offers a great variety of garden backdrops for your engagement session. the garden does have a location fee, however it is included if you are using the garden as your wedding venue.
Other spots to consider:
Kannapolis/North Carolina Research Campus
Frank Liske Park, Concord
McDowell Nature Preserve
Little Sugar Creek Greenway