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Recently engaged and planning your #AlbanyEverAfter? Mark "engagement photoshoot location" off of your wedding checklist. From urban cityscapes to scenic landscapes, Albany County has a variety of swoon-worthy backdrops for your engagement photos. Scroll on for a few Albany locations for your engagement photos! 

Downtown Albany

Downtown Albany is a beautiful urban cityscape for engagement photos. As a 400 year-old city, there is tons of fascinating architecture. The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building or the New York State Education Building are gorgeous backdrops for photos. If you are looking for a more art deco-vibe, pose in front of the Alfred E. Smith Building! There is no shortage of photo-worthy spots in downtown Albany. 

John Boyd Thacher State Park

John Boyd Thacher State Park is a popular spot for an engagement photo shoot in Albany County. The Overlook boasts sweeping panoramic views of nature that cannot be beat. During the autumn, the landscape is a tapestry of colors that creates an extraordinary backdrop for photos. 

Empire State Plaza

The Empire State Plaza's unique architecture provides a stunning backdrop for engagement photos. From one direction, pose with the magnificent New York State Capitol building. From another, the towering New York State Museum will accent your photos. During all four seasons, the Empire State Plaza is an elegant spot for an engagement photo shoot. 

Pine Hollow Arboretum

Nestled in Slingerlands, the Pine Hollow Arboretum is a hidden gem. Home to a distinctive horticultural collection, the arboretum boasts breathtaking views of nature. There are scenic spots for engagement photos during all four seasons tucked throughout the arboretum. Please note that permits are required for professionally conducted formal photography. 

Washington Park

Washington Park is a romantic setting for engagement photos. Pose on the charming footbridge over Washington Park Lake or along  the tree-lined Knox Street Mall. During the spring, the park transforms into a sea of tulips. Take advantage of the beautiful blooms and plan a spring engagement photo shoot!

Rensselaerville Falls

Adventurous couples, head to Rensselaerville Falls for engagement photos! Located within the Huyck Preserve, the 120-foot cascading waterfall is a picturesque backdrop. The natural wonder is easy to access, so it is a phenomenal spot for engagement photos no matter the season.