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Top 8 Engagement Photo Locations in Springfield


Top 8 Engagement Photo Locations around Springfield:

Are you dreaming of taking your engagement pictures while sheltering in place during the pandemic? Why not start thinking about where you want to take your pictures NOW! Your engagement pictures can be used for Save The Dates, Wedding Invitations, and Thank You cards. There are SEVERAL stunning places around Springfield to capture these photos. Our Complete Springfield photographers are EXPERTS in capturing the Best photos to show your true love. Check out our Top 8 Engagement Photo Locations around Springfield!


1) Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

If you are looking for beautifully kept gardens, water features and to be surrounded by greenery then this is the spot for you! Nathanael Greene and any other Springfield Park Board location will require a photo pass to take pictures.

2) Downtown Springfield

Do you like more of a modern and urban setting? Downtown Springfield is full of brick alleys, colorful paints and stunning city views at the top of Vantage Rooftop Lounge and the parking garages!

3) Commercial Street

Commercial Street is such a fun place to take pictures! Everywhere you turn you can find a pop of color whether it is one of the historic buildings, a fun door or one of the artsy murals. Commercial Street is also is home to the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, which is currently closed, but still makes a beautiful backdrop!

4) Big Cedar / Top of the Rock

These properties are just a short hour drive from Springfield but I assure you that it is well worth it! Top of the Rock and Big Cedar’s views of the Ozark Mountains and the Table Rock Lake are BREATHTAKING! Besides the view, you will also see trails, water features, waterfalls, bridges, gorgeous chapels and beautifully designed rustic buildings.

5) Dogwood Canyon

Are you an outdoorsy couple that loves to hike and be surrounded by nature? Located on the Missouri and Arkansas border Dogwood Canyon allows you to bike, hike or even take a segway throughout its nature preserve. The park has STUNNING waterfalls, trails, streams and bridges to use as your photo backdrop. Dogwood Canyon does have an admission fee.

6) Brick City in Downtown Springfield

Brick City is a hidden gem on the outskirt of downtown Springfield. What I love about it is the urban commercial feel! You will find a mixture of industrial and old brick buildings plus I love how it is not crowded with people walking around.

7) Springfield Lake

Springfield Lake is another photographer favorite to take engagement pictures. The area has beautiful lake views, wide-open fields and lush wooded areas that all can be used to create a magical backdrop!

8) Lakeside Forest Wildness Area

This park is one of my all-time favorite places to take couples when I am in the Branson area for pictures. My favorite thing about this location is the stunning views of Lake Taneycomo and rich history. Lakeside Forest Wilderness area has a hand-built wall that is still standing from the original homestead but unfortunately, the home burnt down several years ago. You will also find a waterfall and caves nestled in the lush wooden trails.

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