The Charlotte region offers a lot of variety when it comes to engagement photography. Here are a few spots to consider when planning your engagement shoot.
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.
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, Romare Beardon and everywhere else inside Interstate-277 loop is a great urban landscape. Some spots do require a location fee.
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. Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks does require a photo permit to shoot here.
For the wine lovers, vineyards around the Charlotte area are a great spot for engagement photos. Local favorites include Dennis Vineyards, Childress Vineyards, Morgan Ridge Vineyards, Daveste Vineyards. Many location do ask for a photo session fee. However, wine is often included!