The Boston Common is an iconic park – 50 acres in size, the beginning of the Freedom Trail, and the oldest park in the country. It’s a beautiful green backdrop that I enjoy bringing my wedding bridal parties and immediate families to. (A friendly reminder – Be sure to file for a permit prior to your wedding day!) The Boston Common Frog Pond has been a spot where I grew up ice skating and watching kids splash around!
This are is a popular location for Boston engagement portraits. Often, I suggest to my couples to head towards the Boston Public Gardens, the Common’s younger brother, because I enjoy photographing on the bridge, underneath the bridge, and taking advantage of some of the florals (if they’re in bloom). In both parks are some gorgeous Willow trees that I’ve always admired.
I highly suggest photographing sessions during weekday mornings when the park is less crowded. I prefer creating images where the photograph feels like the couple are the only ones there. It’s much easier when that statement is closer to being the truth! :)