When engaged couples ask for suggestions on unique photo locations around Gastonia, I always recommend choosing a place that best represents them as a couple. Is there a place that holds special memories? Where your fiance popped the question? Or a place that represents your favorite thing to do together? Maybe the location where you first met or had your first date? Go with that — it’s symbolic! I have to be honest, I struggled to narrow this post to just a few Gastonia engagement photo locations.
If you’re still struggling and looking for that perfect spot for photos, then here are a few of my favorite unique photo locations for engaged couples (in alphabetical order, because I can’t play favorites). I still find fun new venues and breathtaking locations every day! So this is not a definitive list, and you can always reach out to us to help brainstorm your unique location based on your unique couples story!
Cavendish Brewing Company
When you hear the words "Let's do engagement pictures at a brewery" a few things come to mind...
Is it going to be packed? How deep can we get into the brewery? And most importantly, do they have good beer?!
For those looking for a fun alternative this would be it!
Cavendish is the first brewery located in the city of Gastonia, North Carolina, opening it’s doors on April 22nd, 2017. Specializing in Old World beers, particularly ones not currently featured by many small American breweries, Cavendish Brewing combines an extensive knowledge of historical beer recipes with modern brewing techniques.
Crowders Mountain is one of two main peaks within Crowders Mountain State Park, the other peak being The Pinnacle. The park is located in the western Piedmont of North Carolina between the cities of Kings Mountain and Gastonia
Crowders Mountain does require a permit which is $35 and can be found here!
Such a nice little park tucked away right near Gaston College, This is perfect for those outdoorsy shots without a big hike!
Unfortunately we were unable to make contact with the director before our shoot there so were unable to photograph inside the museum but we still got some amazing shots outside!
We did search their site and can not find any information on how much they generally charge for photographing inside but will update everyone if we do hear back!
Stowe Botanical Gardens
the botanical gardens are such a joy to photograph at, we were really blown away! The day we arrived was so cold so the orchid conservatory was a pleasure to photograph in! we stayed warm and toasty and got some memorable photographs.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens does charge a fee (which is very understandable considering their gorgeous location) to learn more about their photo policy's click here.
Stay tuned for a more in depth look at our most recent engagement sessions!