5 Picture-Perfect Locations for Wedding Photos in Rochester
1. Highland Park
Highland Park, home of the locally famous Lilac Festival, is 150 acres of beautiful plants and trees. There are so many different types of shots you can get because of the many hidden gems inside of Highland Park. You can visit the Lamberton Conservatory with their array of plants from all over the world, or simply take photos with the thousands of lilac trees throughout the park.
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2. Alling DeForest Sunken Garden
The Alling DeForest Sunken Garden are also part of Highland Park and are a really popular site for wedding photos. The gardens are located behind Warner Castle, which was once the home of a Rochester attorney and newspaper editor. This spot provides many different opportunities for a photo and is one of the most unique sites you will find in Rochester, NY.
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3. St. Joseph’s Park
St. Joseph’s Park is located inside the remains of what was once the city’s oldest Catholic Church. This park has many features including iron fences, gates, and stone arches. This park is privately owned and operated so you will have to rent out the space for your wedding photo shoot.
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4. George Eastman Museum
The George Eastman Museum is one of the most famous sites in Rochester, NY. The museum invests to keep the gardens and grounds beautifully maintained as they welcome visitors and photographers. The historical architecture and beautiful florals throughout the garden are the perfect backdrops for your wedding photos.
5. High Falls
High Falls is one of three large waterfalls on the Genesee River in Rochester, and is one of the most well known areas in the city. You can view the falls from Pont de Rennes Bridge, a pedestrian bridge, where you will often see photos being taken.
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5. Rochester City Hall
Rochester City Hall used to be a federal building that was later sold to the city for $1. The intricate architectural design and glass ceiling makes for a photographer’s dream.