Below is a list of some locations and ideas for wedding formal portraits, engagement sessions or family sessions in the Syracuse area, CNY and surrounding areas. We’ve used almost all of the ones listed here at one time or another. Most are public places, but some may require a permit or special permission to use them. If you’re looking for a little something more remote, private, or quirky that might tell a better story in your images, we have lots of fun ideas to share with you, so lets plan a time to chat and brainstorm!
A beautiful park featuring rose blossoms in early summer, as well as wooden areas, fields, city overlook, and a stone amphitheater.
A large park that has a large pond, waterfall garden, willow trees, and stone bridges.
Downtown shopping district with many stores and urban attractions.
Downtown area with fountains and beautiful sidewalks.
A large campus with rustic benches, beautiful trees, statues and monuments.
One of the most popular photo locations in the city, this small park features brick buildings around it, and a fountain.
Butternut Creek Trail (Fayetteville)
Green Lakes State Park (Fayetteville)
A central new york staple; this park has two lakes which are known for their bright green color.
Chittenango Falls (Chittenango)
Pratt’s Falls (Manlius)
Highland Forest (Fabius)
Cazenovia Lake (Cazenovia)
Critz Farms (Cazenovia)
An apple orchard and farm with beautiful trees and scenic views.
Sylvan Beach (Sylvan Beach)
This location has a sandy beach with great sunset views, and a vintage amusement park for fun photo opportunities.
Beaver Lake (Baldwinsville)
Wooded hiking trails take you around this small lake, with plenty of animal encounters.
McIntyre’s Bluff (Sterling)
Breitbeck Park (Oswego)
Mexico Point (Mexico)
This state park features good views of Lake Ontario, and has wooded areas, and a cabin.
Chimney Bluffs State Park (Wolcott)
These scenic bluffs overlook beautiful Lake Ontario.
Jamesville Beach (Jamesville)
One of the best beaches in the Syracuse Area.
Labrador Hollow (Tully)
Otisco Lake Park (Marietta)
A small park on the shores of Otisco Lake, this park has nice benches and good views of the Sunset.
Erie Canal Park (Camillus)
This park has wooden and open trails along the historic Erie Canal.
Nine Mile Creek (Marcellus)
Marcellus Park (Marcellus)
A medium sized park with a creek, bridges, and scenic trees.
Skaneateles Pier (Skaneateles)
Clift Park (Skaneateles)
A small park on the shores of Skaneateles Lake.
Shotwell Memorial Park (Skaneateles)
Looking for a wedding and portrait photographer to take photos of you or your family at one of these locations? Contact us today!