So, he finally popped the question and you want something special to commemorate this special occasion. An engagement shoot is a great way to celebrate and showcase your upcoming nuptials, especially at this time of the year. Fall is upon us and crisp autumn leaves make for the perfect backdrop to any engagement shoot.
Here’s a roundup of the top five places for engagement photos in St Louis.
1. Bee Tree Park
Set on 192 acres of land, you will be spoilt for choice with the endless backdrops Bee Tree has on offer for your dream engagement shoot. The Nims’ Mansion is an idyllic setting on a crisp fall day, it’s early twentieth century architecture oozes a British countryside feel and the property boasts a unique sculpture fountain right outside. To mix things up a little you can also walk one of the many hiking trails the park has to offer, though the Crows Roost trail is a favorite of ours, starting at the Chubb Pavilion which offers spectacular views over the Mississippi river.
2. Busch Stadium
For all you ball fans out there the Busch Stadium is another popular pick amongst soon to be newlyweds. The stadium offers numerous quirky backdrops and is available for hire for everything from your engagement shoot to your actual wedding itself. So, get your his and hers matching jerseys and get ready for a photoshoot to remember, you can even use the baseballs to write your save the dates… Go Cardinals!
3. Forest Park
Forest park covers 1,376 acres of land, making it 450 acres larger than the infamous Central Park in NYC and the perfect place for your engagement shoot. The stunning cascade that is Flegel Falls is an ideal space to start your shoot before heading to the Pagoda Circle and Bandstand which has the glassiest of water on a clear day creating superb reflections and unique engagement shots. Photos are the best here during golden hour when the sun hits the trees just perfectly creating a striking glow.
4. Gateway Arch
The Gateway Arch is symbolic and synonymous with the city of St Louis, therefore, what better place is there to showcase the announcement of your engagement. At 630 feet, the arch is the world’s tallest and is the largest manmade monument in the Western Hemisphere. Though a shoot here in the day would be fabulous, the best time to have your engagement photos here would be around dusk just as all the city lights are coming on and the arch becomes illuminated.
5. Kosciusko Graffiti Wall
For those of you with a bit of an eclectic and quirky edge, this final option is the perfect St Louis spot for your engagement shoot. The Kosciusko wall is located in an area along the river that is mostly made up of factories and abandoned warehouses giving it a cool, industrial vibe. Hundreds of artists, both local to St Louis and internationally have made their mark on the wall with the annual Paint Louis festival bringing new and creative expressions to it every year. It’s the ideal spot for a St Louis engagement shoot.
No matter where you decide to have your engagement photo shoot, we know they’ll be stunning. When you’re ready to start planning your big day, we hope stop in for a personal wedding cake tasting at Icing Cafe.