The engagement session is one of the first things you plan after booking your wedding photographer and with all the amazing locations in the area, it can be hard to decide which one is best for you. When choosing a location, you always want to think about your personality as a couple and what style of photos your aiming for. From years of experience working in the area, we have found the best engagement spots in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire that will compliment almost any personality and style! For more information on what to wear for your engagement session, check out our Engagement Session Wardrobe Guide!
Downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Portsmouth New Hampshire is considered one of the most beautiful places in America! Its a pretty small coastal town, but that's what makes it so special, it has style. From beautiful churches and parks, to brick buildings and cobblestone walkways, Portsmouth has a little bit for everyone. When photographing around Portsmouth you get a real good feel of New England and what makes it so special.
Some great places in Portsmouth include:
Prescott Park: This park is right on the ocean, plenty of docks, gardens and walkways. During the summer they host plays and festivals all season long.
Market Square: The heart of Portsmouth, Market Square is full of cobblestone walkways, amazing pubs, coffee shop, churches and brick buildings. Its New England at its best.
Waterfront: Being an ocean side town, Portsmouth is known for its seafood and fishing. Here you can take a walk on the docks and see the catch of the day. Watch the boats go in and out of the harbor while having an Ice cream.
Strawberry Bank: The oldest area in Portsmouth, Strawberry Bank is stunning in the winter time! Old 18th Century houses, Christmas lights and an ice skating rink in the center, makes this area the perfect place for a winter wonderland.
Pierce Island, Portsmouth, NH
This Park over looks downtown Portsmouth and is a great spot for some epic photos. The big part about this spot it the Memorial bridge, which compliments the view perfectly. There are trails and its walking distance from downtown Portsmouth too!
Great Island Commons, New Castle, New Hampshire
Located at the very edge of New Castle and sits right on the coast, the Great Island Commons is an amazing spot with an amazing view. "What makes this place so special?" you might ask, well for starters theirs a beach, two light houses and accost the river you can see Kittery, Maine. What makes this place so special though is whats going on around the park. Its common to see sail boats all over the coastline, fishermen on the dock and tours going to the Isle of Shoals. We love to take dramatic beach photos here and amazing photo journalistic shots.
Fort Foster, Kittery Maine
Out of all the forts in the Portsmouth area (look it up, theirs a lot!), Fort Foster is the best for photos. How its positioned on the coast, the sun sets directly in front of the lighthouse overlooking the fort. Walking paths, beaches, parks, If your looking for a place that is woodsy but also coastal, this is the place for you!
Hamilton House, South Berwick Maine
A 1700's house and property, the Hamilton house is something out of a story book. With a private garden, hiking trail and located on a river valley, its the best place for fun and whimsical photos.
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ABOUT CODY SIGOUIN PHOTOGRAPHY
Unique. Stylish. Elegant. We are a group of artist in Rockingham County with a passion for storytelling and creating consistently stunning images. Our style of photography is deeply influenced by photojournalism and fine-art photography. This provides a creative mix of emotional, fun and romantic photographs that are timeless and unique.