Finding just the right place to take photos for your Connecticut wedding can be difficult, but Seas Mtns Co is here to help!  Despite its' size, this small state has plenty to offer.  From stunning ocean views to lush gardens, Connecticut is truly a special place.  We have searched the entire state to bring you this collection of amazing spots that will be the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

With so many great locations to choose from, it can be hard to know were to start.  Take time to explore locations you're interested in, and make a game plan with your photographer before your big day.  Not only will you be more comfortable, it is a chance to get to know what you are really looking for. 

near the ocean

For iconic New England backdrops for your wedding photos, the ocean is a perfect place.  With miles of shoreline and hidden coves, Connecticut has it all.  Have your picture taken at one of the many lighthouses, or take time to watch the sunset on a pier.  Here are some of the best places on the beach to capture the magic of your day. 

Fayerweather Island Lighthouse, also known as Black Rock Harbor Light, sits at the end of Fayerweather Island in Brideport.  While visitors are not permitted in the building, wide ocean views set the scene for your day.  The causeway can be a little tricky to navigate, we suggest wearing flats during your photo shoot.

The inspiration for the movie Mystic Pizza, the tiny yet stunning village of Mystic is a popular tourist destination.  Full of quaint houses and docks, it is the picture of a New England harbor town.  Full of artists and musicians, Mystic is a great place to unwind and explore.       

Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven is a gorgeous 82-acre beach with plenty of awesome extras.  Take photos on the beach, then head over to the carousel for a little bit of fun.  Rocky stretches add a unique element to wedding day pictures. 

A town within a town, Niantic in East Lyme is just 20 minutes from Mystic, making it a perfect stop along the way on your wedding photo tour.  The mile-long boardwalk overlooks the Long Island Sound, with long sandy beaches.  Tree-lined streets and traditional New England character make Niantic an amazing photo location.  


Outside the City

Full of wonderful countryside and forests, Connecticut can provide some of the most beautiful scenery for your wedding day.  Explore the many hiking trails and nature preserves the state has to offer.  Be sure to bring your hiking boots to make it easier moving between locations.  All locations do request that you stay on marked trails to protect wildlife and endangered plants.

Visible from the parking lot, the Henry David Thoreau Footbridge is an experience all its' own.  Quotes from the author are inscribed on the railings of this suspension bridge.  Hikers should explore the rest of the Hidden Valley Nature Preserve for breathtaking scenery. 

For a more medieval backdrop, check out Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam.  An 184-acre park, the main feature is an impressive castle.  Straight out of a fairy tale, this building is furnished with plush couches and intricately carved details.  This park is open daily to visitors and is worth the stop, rain or shine.

A .7 mile loop, the easy hike to Kent Falls is definitely worth it.  The wide falls, surrounded by gorgeous forests make a perfect spot for photos.  Especially beautiful in the fall, this location is ideal for nature lovers.  The attached state park is also full of shorter hikes that are great for taking pictures. 

One of the last covered bridges in Connecticut, the Covered Bridge in West Cornwall is truly beautiful.  Tucked against the Berkshire Mountains, this small town offers plenty of great places for your New England wedding photos.  Easy access to the Houstanic River add to the appeal of this location.

 city destinations 

Thinking about getting married in one of Connecticut's cities? Seas Mtns Co has a list of our favorite places ready to go!  With plenty of gardens, parks, and gorgeous indoor locations, there is much more to this small state than hiking and beaches.  Vibrant communities and historic buildings come together to make Connecticut a unique experience.   

Elizabeth Park Rose Garden in West Hartford boasts over 100 acres of walking paths and and formal gardens.  Take pictures under the vine-covered gazebo and arches before wandering throughout the rest of the park.  After, get a picnic lunch at the cafe for sweet photos on the Stone Bridge or at Laurel Pond.  

Always a classic, the State Capitol Building in Hartford is beautiful.  This Victorian Gothic building has sweeping lawns and beautiful trees, perfect for wedding photos.  You are allowed to take photos inside, but are restricted to public areas.  We suggest visiting mid-week to avoid crowds.   

Free of charge, the trails at Tarrywile Park wind around ponds and through idyllic woods.  Take photos under the sprawling trees or in the gardens behind the mansion.  For a small fee, visitors are allowed into the building.  Not only an ideal spot for wedding photos, this venue is ideal for weddings and receptions.

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is an awesome place to wander around and take pictures.  Not only does this location boast lovely gardens, there is an on-site farm and mansion to explore.  Visit the maple sugar house for a truly New England experience, then walk down to the pond to catch the sunset.

As as New England based wedding photography company, we love working in Connecticut to capture couples' dream day. For us, wedding photography is about more than just delivering perfect pictures. Our company focuses on a documentary-like approach to create a complete story of your wedding day. Here at Seas Mtns Co, we like to go above and beyond to make sure we know exactly what to expect from engagement and wedding locations. Our photographers arrive well before appointments to get to know the venue and find perfect spots to highlight every moment. Seas Mtns Co also offers videography and has the capacitiy to operate drones through Part 107 licensed drone operators.



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