Greenville and Upstate South Carolina

Wedding Photography and Engagement Session Locations 

Samantha Clarke an award winning fine art Greenville South Carolina wedding photographer.

 

Use this extensive location recommendation list for your engagement and wedding photography portraits to help you choose the perfect location for your photo shoot.

 

Samantha takes a limited number of commissions in the Upstate South Carolina area, Atlanta, and destination weddings internationally. With over 8 years experience as a professional wedding photographer in Greenville, Samantha ensures each couple receives the most exceptional service and magazine worthy artwork showcasing their love. 

 

Falls Park on the Reedy

601 S. Main St, Greenville

Falls Park is a quite busy during weekends but it is a good mix of nature with an impressive bridge that makes a perfect backdrop for photos. The Liberty Bridge is a popular feature of the park, but there are so many other interesting places in the park for both nature lovers. Permit: $25 Monday - Friday, $50 Saturday/Sunday (2 hour maximum) Must be booked 30 days in advance. Phone: 864-467-4355 

South Carolina Botanical Gardens

150 Discovery Ln, Clemson

The South Carolina Botanical Garden is full of beautiful gardens and nature trails. There are plenty of flowers and plants. Admission is free and parking is free. Permit: None required  Phone:  864-656-3405

 

Furman University

3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville

The campus of Furman University features some of the most beautiful spots for engagement session and wedding photography locations.  The most popular locations are are at the Bell Tower and the Gazebo at the Rose Garden.

Paris Mountain State Park

2401 State Park Rd, Greenville

The campus of Furman University features some of the most beautiful spots for engagement session and wedding photography locations.  The most popular locations are are at the Bell Tower and the Gazebo at the Rose Garden.

The Wyche Pavillion

20 Japanese Dogwood Ln. Greenville

The Wyche Pavillion has an open-air feel, exposed brick, and views of the Reedy River in downtown Greenville. It is ideal for those couples who enjoy being formal and dressed up for a night on the town. It is a popular location for weddings ceremonies and receptions. Phone: 

Taylors Mill

250 Mill Stree, Taylors

Taylor's Mill is a unique location for engagement and wedding photography. It is located in one of the regions oldest textile mills. There is lots of exposed brick, high ceilings, making it an industrial style location. It just about 10 minutes outside of Greenville. Permit: Interior only photography $35, Exterior Only $20, Both $45 for 1 hour inside and 3 hours outside. Phone: 864-444-7000 Website: https://www.taylorsmill.community

Lake Conestee Nature Park

601 Fork Shoals Rd, Conestee

Lake Conestee is perfect for nature lovers and it's absolutely free with ample parking! The park makes a beautiful backdrop for engagement session and wedding photography near the Greenville. It is located in Conestee which is only about   currently offers approximately six miles of natural surface trails, six miles of paved trails and approximately 4,000 linear feet of boardwalks and bog-walks. Permit: None required

Rock Quarry Garden

McDaniel Avenue and Sherwood Street Greenville

The Rock Quarry Garden is located at the north edge of Cleveland Park. has a a beautiful stone bridge and lots of greenery. It is often used as a wedding ceremony location, but photo shoots are also permitted in the location. Engagement shoots cannot be booked more than a month in advance. Permit is $25 for weekdays and $50 for weekends. Permit: $25 Monday - Friday, $50 Saturday/Sunday (2 hour maximum) Must be booked 30 days in advance. Phone: 864-467-4355 

Caesar's Head State Park

8155 Geer Hwy, Cleveland

Caesar's head is about 3208 feet above sea level atop the Blue Ridge Escarpment. It is has an amazing view that extends to North Carolina and Georgia. The park is known to be a main attraction in the State of South Carolina. It is ideal for adventurous couples who want to explore. Permit: None required Phone: 803.734.0156 Website: https://southcarolinaparks.com/caesars-head

Camp YMCA Pretty Place Chapel  

100 YMCA Camp Rd, Cleveland, SC

The "Pretty Place" is also known as the Fred W. Symmes Chapel. This is a beautiful location with a breathtaking view of the mountains. It is a prime location for wedding ceremonies, engagement sessions, elopements, or proposals. The Chapel is open from sunrise to sunset unless there is an event reserved. Permit: None required unless a private event has been reserved. Phone: 864.836.3291 Website: https://campgreenville.org/pretty-place/

Poinsett Bridge

580 Callahan Mountain Rd, Travelers Rest

Poinsett Bridge is a historical site. It is believed to be the oldest surviving bridge in the state. It is a 14 foot Gothic arch stone structure and stretches 130 feet over Little Gap Creek. It is a set in a natural environment and walking trail. Permit: None required Phone: 864-288-6470 Website: https://greenvillerec.com/parks/poinsett-bridge/  

Duncan Estate

840 Union Street, Spartanburg

The Duncan Estate is a historic plantation style mansion with a park and garden. It is used for wedding ceremonies and receptions, but it also makes an amazing location for engagement sessions. It is a unique and picturesque location for elegant and formal style photo shoots. The Duncan Estate is perfect for wedding photography in the Upstate Area since is just one mile from downtown Spartanburg. Permit: $30 for Indoor and Outdoor Photo Shoots Phone: 864-529-7287 Website: http://duncanestate.com/

About Samantha Clarke Photography

Modern. Colorful. Unique. We are based in Greenville South Carolina and we are passionate about storytelling through creative and emotional photography. Founded in 2009, our team has been recognized as some of the top wedding photographers in South Carolina and Georgia by various magazines and websites. It would be our pleasure to sit down with you and share our process and our heirloom wedding albums. Contact us for more information. We can't wait to hear from you.

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