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20 of the Best Places to Take Engagement Photos in Greenville, SC

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20 of the Best Places to Take Engagement Photos in Greenville, SC

If you've ever wondered, "Where should we take our engagement photos in Greenville", you need not wonder any longer. As a weddings and engagement photographer in Greenville, I've searched, scouted, and have come to find a few places that I love and my clients do as well. The following list contains places that are public, open, private, intimate, large, small, and in between, offering you a little bit of what Greenville, SC has to offer.

1. Falls Park on the Reedy

Nothing is more iconic to Greenville than Fall's Park on the Reedy. This park is nestled right in the center of downtown, but offers a natural getaway with several pockets to take photos. Liberty Bridge stretches across the Falls and offers architectural eye-candy. Because Falls Park is so central, it his highly requested. However the park is so big that you're guaranteed to find an area private and quiet to take your photos. If you prefer more privacy, avoid scheduling shoots during high traffic times of the day.

If Greenville is significant to you and your partner, consider having your engagement photos taken at Falls Park.

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2. The Loft at Soby’s

The Loft at Soby's is a charming event venue located in Downtown Greenville. The Loft sits above the Soby's restaurant. For couples who want a more cozy, secluded engagement session with a private rooftop, check out The Loft at Soby's.

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the loft at soby's engagement photographer latoya dixon photography
 

3. The Village of West Greenville

The Village of West Greenville has undergone some significant changes in recent years to deem it Greenville's arts district. While new developments continue to pour in, The Village has managed to keep its charm. If you're looking for downtown proximity without the downtown traffic, head to The Village of West Greenville for your engagement photos.

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4. Furman University

Furman University has a beautiful campus that features a rose garden, the Furman mall, and the Furman lake to name a few. Furman is really green if you prefer a well-manicured and natural feel to your engagement session.

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furman university engagement session latoya dixon photography
 

5. Hyatt Regency

Downtown Greenville's Hyatt Regency is a photographer's dream with large windows that allow the most beautiful light to pour in. The Hyatt can offer both a formal and casual feel for engagement photos.

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hyatt regency greenville engagement photos latoya dixon photography
 

6. McPherson Park

McPherson Park is located in Downtown Greenville just a short walk away from the city's center. McPherson is lush and green during the warmer months for an outdoorsy-inpsired engagement session.

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7. Legacy Park

Legacy Park was inpsired by NYC's Central Park and is located in the Verdae area off of Rocky Slope Road. There is lots of green space at Legacy Park for you to take advantage of while taking your engagement photos.

 

9. Wyche Pavilion

If you're at Falls Park you may as well visit Wyche Pavilion while taking your engagement photos. 

 

9. The Venue at Falls Park

The Venue at Falls Park recently opened and offers a modern, intimate space with white washed walls.

 

10. Taylor's Mill

The Taylor's Mill community and venue is located out in Taylors, SC. Taylor's Mill is an actual mill that has been revitalized. If you are looking for an industrial element to add you your engagement photos, consider Taylor's Mill.

 

11. Rock Quarry Garden

 

12. Cedar Falls

 

13. Lake Conestee

Lake Conestee Nature Park is located in Mauldin. Lake Conestee is for nature lovers.

 

14. Heritage Park

 

15. Southern Bleachery

 

16. Campbell's Covered Bridge

 

18. Poinsett Bridge

 

19. The Loom at Cotton Mill

 

20. Wildcat Falls

 

21. Caesar's Head


These are a few of my favorite places that I've taken engagement photos at around the Greenville/Upstate area as well as places I'd like to one day shoot at. While I am primarily based in Greenville, I love to travel to cities like Asheville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Columbia, and Charleston. If you're looking for other options, I have an arsenal of locations I'd love to share with you to consider for your engagement shoot.

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Hyatt Regency, Downtown Greenville Anniversary Session | Lateatia & Charles

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Hyatt Regency, Downtown Greenville Anniversary Session | Lateatia & Charles

I met Lateatia this year through The Queen Photographers. She's been a constant source of laughs and support. When she reached out to me to capture her and her husband's anniversary photos, I was honored, especially since they'd be traveling up from Columbia.

Rainy Day Blues

Lateatia and Charles must have brought the rain to Greenville because the first drop didn't fall until they arrived on location. It was outdoors and even though we had umbrellas, it didn't make for the comfort and coziness we wanted to show in their photos. We headed to Downtown Greenville to the Hyatt Regency.

Hyatt Regency - Greenville

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hyatt regency downtown greenville anniversary session latoya dixon photography
hyatt regency downtown greenville anniversary session latoya dixon photography
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hyatt regency downtown greenville anniversary session latoya dixon photography

Isn't she gorgeous?!

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hyatt regency downtown greenville anniversary session latoya dixon photography
hyatt regency downtown greenville anniversary session latoya dixon photography

Downtown Greenville

The rain let up a bit so we decided to head back outside to stroll the streets. Lateatia and Charles were celebrating 11 years of marriage anyway. I'm sure they've been through more together than a little rain ;)

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hyatt regency downtown greenville anniversary session latoya dixon photography
hyatt regency downtown greenville anniversary session latoya dixon photography
hyatt regency downtown greenville anniversary session latoya dixon photography

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LDP Client Feature | Latoya Warren

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LDP Client Feature | Latoya Warren

One thing I never really expected when I started my photography business was that the beautiful people I was afforded the opportunity to photograph would be some of the most community-minded, influential, and hardest working folks in their field.

I've photographed entrepreneurs, community organizers, non-profit business owners, and artists. There's never a shoot I begin where I'm not asking a client about what it is that they do and not only that, but finding out WHY it is they do what they do.

So, I've decided to use this space to share with you all the wonderful things they've been sharing and hope their stories inspire you and maybe even introduce and opportunity for you to connect. First up is Latoya Warren

Marqus and LaToya Warren, Co-Founders of Reaching Our Youth - Upstate  Photo via Facebook

Marqus and LaToya Warren, Co-Founders of Reaching Our Youth - Upstate

Photo via Facebook

What is the organization and your role in it? 

I am the Co-Founder of Reaching Our Youth – Upstate, Inc. Reaching Our Youth – Upstate is an organization that was created by myself and my husband in order to assist and empower the underprivileged and at risk youth in our community. We want to establish a plan for each child which will help create a solid foundation for growth in education, financial literacy, health/wellness and youth mentoring.

Tell us a little more about how and why you became part of it. 

We created this organization because we noticed that there was a lack of knowledge when a potential high school graduate was preparing to enter college and attempting to understand the process of financial aid and how to borrow without accumulating unnecessary debt. I have 5 years of experience working in Higher Education as a Director of Financial Services and have encountered a number of families that were misled through the financial aid process. I did not want to continue to be a contributor to that cycle, so I decided to give back to my community and create a service that educates the family about the steps of completing college and leaving with the least amount of debt as possible. I am very passionate about this because I came from a single-parent home and my mother did not have the “how-to” knowledge necessary to complete the financial process.  I began to do research in order to obtain the needed funds for college. I applied for numerous grants, scholarships and continually asked questions that pertained to acquiring more free funding. This experience allowed me to understand the depth of financial responsibility and why it is important to have a holistic approach, so that the potential college student has the support from their family and they can help make wise decisions for their child’s future. 

Why is this important? 

This organization is important because we not only want to help the student, we also want to tackle the everyday issues that plague their family in order to help them progress in a positive manner. I understand that the first battle is getting the child engaged in the programs offered but the other battle is fighting the culture that is at home daily. We want to provide services for the parents, as well, so that they understand the impact that a positive foundation creates and both the child and parent can move in the same direction of advancing mentally and physically.  

Explain the impact that it’s had. 

This organization has impacted a number of high school seniors lives by helping them become exposed to college life and this year we will have two students graduate college and pursue a career in their field of study. I also have helped ten current college students obtain $70,000 in scholarships from the United Way of Greenville County through their “Jobs to Careers” program. We have also helped to build self-esteem in our students by encouraging them to use their talents and advance in life. One is currently pursuing a career in singing, another has become an actor in a few local plays, and another has just won her first pageant. These are just a few accomplishments of our previous students and it shows how changing one’s perspective on life can help propel them into positive outcomes. 

How has it allowed those involved (yourself, even) to become more simple, genuine, or expressive? 

I believe that being involved in this program has allowed all parties to become more genuine. According to Webster, genuine is defined as being sincere or authentic. These two descriptions are indicative of how we would like to be viewed in the eyes of the community, the children and their parents. With our genuine investment into our children’s educational future and mental well-being, this is a great “set-up” for replenishing our community with positive and productive future leaders. 

Where can we find you/your organization online? 

I can be found on Facebook  (LaToya Irby-Warren) and LinkedIn (LaToya Warren). 

Anything more you’d like to share? 

I would like to leave you with a famous quote from Nelson Mandela:

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

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