As one of Louisville’s top engagement photographers, I absolutely LOVE exploring the city to find unique spots to take couples. People are always asking me, “What are the best Louisville engagement locations?” so it’s time to share them with you! These locations are versatile and look different in each season, so every couple’s photos stand out, even when returning to the same location. There are plenty of spots in Southern Indiana that I love too, which I plan to share in a future blog post!
The best Louisville locations for engagement photos:
How did I decide on my Top 5? These are the most requested locations for engagement sessions in Louisville. Read on to see which spot is number one!
5. NuLu (Market Street)
Located around Market Street, NuLu has great restaurants, colorful murals, and hidden gems that make this a really nice area for engagement sessions. Want to be outdoors at a cute bar like Garage Bar or Nouvelle? Check. Do you like trendy storefronts and window shopping? Check. Want to grab a bite to eat during your session? Check. NuLu is a really fun place to explore, dressed up or dressed down!
4. Louisville Rooftops
Next up, rooftop sessions are so popular right now! Who knew that something so simple as a parking garage would make a great engagement session location? If you want to catch an amazing sunset, take in a new view of the city, or get that urban/downtown feel, this is a really fun option.
3. Louisville Waterfront
MY personal favorite spot in the city for a walk or watching the sunset, the Louisville Waterfront Park area is expansive and has so much to offer.We can take photos on the bridge, under/between the bridges, by the water, on the trails, or with the tall evergreens and wildflowers! Plan a cute picnic, take a walk, or watch the sunset – this is my personal favorite and a popular option for couples and engagement sessions.
2. St. James Court and Central Park
Old Louisville’s hidden gems, St. James Court and Central Park are classic, romantic locations for any engagement session. Fountains, historic homes, alleyways tucked away with beautiful green ivy – and the best part is that there is greenery even in the winter!
1. The Parklands of Floyd’s Fork
Lastly, the number one requested location for engagement sessions in Louisville: Beckley Creek Park. This park’s got it all: beautiful tall grass in the fall, wildflowers in the spring and summer, well-maintained trails, woodsy creeks, and more! I buy a permit to photograph sessions here every year because it’s 100% worth it in any season. Although technically it’s outside of Louisville, it’s worth the drive. The Parklands are spacious enough that even if people are there, you can find a nice secluded spot for photos, and it’s also a dog friendly park if you want to bring your pooch along for your engagement session. I’ve seen some of the dreamiest golden hour lighting and colorful sunsets here at Floyd’s Fork!
Are you recently engaged? I’d love for you to visit my Couples + Weddings page on my website to tell me your dream session location!
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