Find Boston Parks for Photography

When it comes to outdoor photography in the city of Boston, there are plenty of options. Whether it’s for landscape photography or finding a backdrop for a headshot, Boston has many options for photography. Parks are also a great option for engagement photos, wedding photo shoots – even family photos.

Parks in Boston for Outdoor Photography

Browse all parks and green spaces for outdoor photography in Boston, Cambridge, and Brookline.

Best Places for Outdoor Photography in Boston:

Here are our choices for the best parks for photo shoots and outdoor photography in the Boston area (updated for 2021):

View the entire list of parks for outdoor photography in the Boston area, including Brookline and Cambridge.

Photographer Recommendations

We asked some of Boston’s best professional photographers what their favorite outdoor photography spots. Here’s what they had to say:

Melissa Rabbitt

Charles River Esplanade

“The Esplanade is one of my favorite Downtown Boston locations for photo sessions! I love how much variety there is without having to walk far. There’s the Charles River, docks, boats, bridges, greenery, etc. I especially love going early in the morning when it’s quiet. If you’re looking for even more variety for your photo session, the Public Garden and the Beacon Hill area are just a short walk away!”  

Lyndsay Hannah

Arnold Arboretum

“The Arnold Arboretum is one of my all-time favorite spots for outdoor photography. Whether you’re having your photographs taken in Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, it continually has something to offer thanks to its diverse plant species. From gorgeous Spring blooms to stunning Autumn foliage— each season is better than the last!”

Gina Brocker

Fan Pier Park

“My goal as a Boston engagement photographer is to capture images that will spark memories of what this special time in your life, not memories of that time you didn’t know what to do with your hands. If the seaport is a significant spot for you, heading over to Fan Pier for some intimate photographs as the sun sets never disappoints. There are a few spots you can sneak away if there are crowds and still avail of the epic view and light this location offers.”