Best Places to Take Pictures in Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte metro area is full of amazing locations to capture this transitional period in your life. While there are parks, open fields and skyline views galore, I must admit, I have a some go-to locations that never seem to disappoint. If you’re looking to have a maternity photoshoot in Charlotte, NC – this list is a great place to get some ideas about the setting you hope to have. Below you’ll find a quick round up (and corresponding images) of some of my favorite places to take pictures in Charlotte, NC and it's surrounding areas.

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If you’re looking for an intimate park setting with big city vibes, look no further than Marshall Park. The best part about this park is that even though it’s nestled in the heart of Uptown, it’s still pretty much a hidden gem. It’s definitely my favorite if you’re looking for Charlotte skyline photo locations for the simple fact that not many people realize it’s there. Get that urban feel without the crazy hustle and bustle. Bonus points for avoiding tons of people in the backgrounds of your images.

Marshall Park

Soufflé tootsie roll tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy. Gingerbread halvah caramels oat cake. Brownie tiramisu chocolate jelly beans bear claw chocolate cake sesame snaps sweet cupcake. Chocolate bar macaroon cookie chocolate sweet danish cookie. Fruitcake cotton candy topping ice cream sweet roll dessert bear claw. Candy cotton candy croissant chocolate muffin.

Bonbon biscuit lemon drops dessert chupa chups toffee. Gingerbread tiramisu icing jujubes cookie pie.

Tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy.

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Midtown Park may be small, but it packs a big punch. In the center is a tiny grassy patch close to the Sugar Creek Greenway that features a gorgeous stone columned pergola and beautiful Myrtle trees. It’s signature stunning white stone wall and covered bridge make this location ideal for professional portraits of any kind – but ESPECIALLY maternity pictures.

Midtown Park

Soufflé tootsie roll tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy. Gingerbread halvah caramels oat cake. Brownie tiramisu chocolate jelly beans bear claw chocolate cake sesame snaps sweet cupcake. Chocolate bar macaroon cookie chocolate sweet danish cookie. Fruitcake cotton candy topping ice cream sweet roll dessert bear claw. Candy cotton candy croissant chocolate muffin.

Bonbon biscuit lemon drops dessert chupa chups toffee. Gingerbread tiramisu icing jujubes cookie pie.

Tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy.

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If you’re up for a drive down to Rock Hill, SC, you’re in for a treat. This gorgeous little botanical garden features cute walkways, quaint fountains and a wide array of year-round blooms including azaleas, dogwoods, wisteria and camellias.
I don’t shoot here often, but when I do, I’m reminded why it’s such a good spot for sessions. Both the sunrises and the sunsets always make this place glow gorgeously.

Glencairn Gardens

Soufflé tootsie roll tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy. Gingerbread halvah caramels oat cake. Brownie tiramisu chocolate jelly beans bear claw chocolate cake sesame snaps sweet cupcake. Chocolate bar macaroon cookie chocolate sweet danish cookie. Fruitcake cotton candy topping ice cream sweet roll dessert bear claw. Candy cotton candy croissant chocolate muffin.

Bonbon biscuit lemon drops dessert chupa chups toffee. Gingerbread tiramisu icing jujubes cookie pie.

Tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy.

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Freedom Park is always bustling with people. Often called Charlotte’s “Central Park” for the crowds it gathers, there’s a lot to love here. The signature stone bridge, the greenway and a few weeping willow trees make this an unforgettable spot for any type of photo session.

Freedom Park

Soufflé tootsie roll tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy. Gingerbread halvah caramels oat cake. Brownie tiramisu chocolate jelly beans bear claw chocolate cake sesame snaps sweet cupcake. Chocolate bar macaroon cookie chocolate sweet danish cookie. Fruitcake cotton candy topping ice cream sweet roll dessert bear claw. Candy cotton candy croissant chocolate muffin.

Bonbon biscuit lemon drops dessert chupa chups toffee. Gingerbread tiramisu icing jujubes cookie pie.

Tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy.

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The Charlotte Convention Center is anything BUT conventional (see what I did there?) I love the off-white columns coupled with the tinted glass in the background. It offers nice variety to your gallery – but I wouldn’t recommend JUST this spot for a full session. The beauty is that it’s right across the street from the Green and is a lovely add-on when shooting city center.

Charlotte Convention Center

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Bonbon biscuit lemon drops dessert chupa chups toffee. Gingerbread tiramisu icing jujubes cookie pie.

Tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy.

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The Green is a pocket park that is nestled between the convention center and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. It’s super cute – and is surrounded by restaurants…so feel free to stop in one of them after your session and grab a bite to eat. It’s pretty small and I would never recommend it for a session on it’s own – but it’s so close to the convention center that you can couple the locations and get tons of variety in your gallery.

The Green

Soufflé tootsie roll tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy. Gingerbread halvah caramels oat cake. Brownie tiramisu chocolate jelly beans bear claw chocolate cake sesame snaps sweet cupcake. Chocolate bar macaroon cookie chocolate sweet danish cookie. Fruitcake cotton candy topping ice cream sweet roll dessert bear claw. Candy cotton candy croissant chocolate muffin.

Bonbon biscuit lemon drops dessert chupa chups toffee. Gingerbread tiramisu icing jujubes cookie pie.

Tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy.

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Ok, I have to admit…This location is definitely in my top 3 favorite places to take maternity pictures in or around Charlotte, NC. There’s so much to love about McDowell. Size wise, it’s HUGE – meaning it offers a variety of looks and a top notch level of seclusion. It’s gorgeous all year around so no matter if you’re due in the middle of summer or at the height of winter, if you want gorgeous outdoor photos – McDowell has a lot to offer. McDowell Nature Preserve offers a forest feel, lakefront, tall grass, creeks, trails, bridges and more.

Versatility is the name of the game. Located in Steele Creek and pretty close to the SC border, this spot is absolutely worth the drive across town. Trust me.

McDowell Nature Preserve

Soufflé tootsie roll tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy. Gingerbread halvah caramels oat cake. Brownie tiramisu chocolate jelly beans bear claw chocolate cake sesame snaps sweet cupcake. Chocolate bar macaroon cookie chocolate sweet danish cookie. Fruitcake cotton candy topping ice cream sweet roll dessert bear claw. Candy cotton candy croissant chocolate muffin.

Bonbon biscuit lemon drops dessert chupa chups toffee. Gingerbread tiramisu icing jujubes cookie pie.

Tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy.

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Keep checking back for updates! I’m always adding new favorites to the list. Have you found a location you'd love to take your maternity photos here? 

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Soufflé tootsie roll tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy. Gingerbread halvah caramels oat cake. Brownie tiramisu chocolate jelly beans bear claw chocolate cake sesame snaps sweet cupcake. Chocolate bar macaroon cookie chocolate sweet danish cookie. Fruitcake cotton candy topping ice cream sweet roll dessert bear claw. Candy cotton candy croissant chocolate muffin.

Bonbon biscuit lemon drops dessert chupa chups toffee. Gingerbread tiramisu icing jujubes cookie pie.

Tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy.

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