Best Engagement Session Locations in Maryland for Adventurous Couples

Are you searching for unique engagement session locations in Maryland? I got you. Plus, if we work together for your wedding, you’ll receive my map of TONS of locations categorized by style. In this post, I’ll share the best spots in Maryland for outdoorsy, adventurous couples. As a wedding photographer in Maryland, I’ve photographed in a wide variety of spots. Without further ado, here are a few of my outdoor favorites that are always a win.

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Outdoor Engagement Session with Rocks, Trees, and Water at Great Falls in Maryland

Great Falls

Outdoorsy Engagement Session Location in Maryland

To kick us off, Great Falls combines adventure and natural beauty. It’s no surprise it’s one of our best local National Parks. With its rocky terrain, Great Falls offers a great backdrop for an engagement session. In fact, it feels like a hidden pocket of the Pacific Northwest. While there are many great trails that wind through the park, I’ll lead us to my favorite location. It’s quiet, hidden, and gorgeous. Be careful when you type Great Falls into your GPS, there is a Virginia location & a Maryland location. They are quite far apart so make sure you & your photographer are on the same page!

Maryland engagement session location in a greenhouse with a couple holding hands in a room filled with cactus

Rawlings Conservatory

Indoor Nature-Inspired Engagement Session Location in Maryland

Unlike Great Falls’ rugged terrain, Rawlings Conservatory is a great indoor option for a nature-inspired engagement session. Rawlings Conservatory, nestled within Baltimore, creates a serene oasis of blooms & foliage. With its historic structure and its five distinct greenhouse rooms, Rawlings Conservatory provides an awesome backdrop. Regardless of the season, the greenhouse’s lighting is always gorgeous. As a heads up, Rawlings does require a photo permit for engagement sessions so make sure to plan ahead.

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Kinder Farm Park

Nature Field Maryland Engagement Session

Looking for a wide open grass field in Maryland? Kinder Farm Park might be just what you’re looking for! While there are 288 acres of sprawling nature here, my favorite spot is easy to access. It also has a great opportunity for a sunset glow. Summer & fall tend to be the best seasons here once the grass is nice & tall for photos.

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Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Nature-Inspired Engagement Session in Maryland

While you search for an engagement location, consider Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center on the Eastern Shore. Not only does this location have woods, it also has boarded walkways in fields of grasses and a beach with a beautiful view of the Bay. Even more, the non-profit is all about natural habitat restoration and we’re here for that.

Chill Camping Engagement in Their Winnebago With a Bonfire and Their Dogs

KOA Campgrounds

Chill Camping Engagement Location

Washington DC’s KOA campsite in Millersville, Maryland is a great spot for a camp engagement session. It features several campsites in the woods where you can set up a cozy moment. Once you have a crackling campfire, snuggle up together under a blanket of stars. Of course you can bring your RV, Airstream, tent, or just some marshmallows for an evening. You can also easily make a whole weekend getaway out of it for yourselves after your session. And of course, if you find a campsite closer to your location we can create this scene anywhere!

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Terrapin Beach Nature Park

Beach Maryland Engagement Location

For those who love a sandy beach moment, Terrapin Beach Nature Park is a great option for an engagement session location. An easy walk to the beach, the trails here are well-kept and perfectly woodsy. We can rock the woods, the tall beachy grasses, and of course the smooth waves coming in on the Chesapeake Bay. As long as the sky is clear, the sunset here creates a gorgeous golden hour with the Bay Bridge in the background.

As you can tell, Maryland offers great engagement session locations for adventurous couples. From awe-inspiring views to a green oasis, there’s a perfect spot for every couple. So don’t settle for the ordinary, embark on an adventure to create engagement photos that reflect your relationship. After all, as Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

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July 26, 2023