Engagement and Portrait Location Suggestions

KGM Expressions includes travel up to 30 minutes from our home in Clementon, NJ.  If you wanted your engagement or portrait session anywhere further then that no worries, it's just a small travel fee that can be paid on the day of the session.  It's $30/hour of additional drive time.  I will be sure to quote you the exact travel fee when you book your session and location so there will be no surprises.

I of course love when couples or families have a spot in mind that means something to them, so if you had a unique location in mind please let me know. If you are unsure of where you would like to have your session, below I have put together a list of some great places that have no travel fee and a few spots that are a bit further and the travel fee associated with them. 

No Travel Fee


Historic Batsto Village

Batsto Village is a wonderful country setting with tons of space which means I get to create something unique with each visit.  There are a bunch of historic and great looking buildings as well as open fields, wooded paths (great for autumn colors) and a huge lake for a scenic view and beautiful sunsets.

Great for: Engagements, families, maternity, pets.

View sessions photographed at Batsto Village

 

31 Batsto Rd. Hammonton, NJ 08037 - meet at the main visitor's center/mansion parking lot


Timber Creek Park

Timber Creek is a well known dog park so a great spot for pet photos.  It features a large enclosed dog park to let them roam free but also winding trails through the woods and a large open grassy field with a paved loop where dogs can be walked on leash (although many times they are off leash). The open field is great for family fun, with a large enough area to let kids run around and a great spot for scenic shots. 

Please be aware there are two Timber Creek Parks, this is the one in Blackwood, NJ the address is listed below.

Great for: Engagements, families, maternity, pets.

View sessions photographed at Timber Creek Park

 

1725 Chews Landing Rd. Blackwood, NJ 08012


Smithville Mansion

Smithville Mansion is a scenic park setting with trails winding through the woods, wide open fields that are great for scenic sunsets, a historic mansion with beautifully landscaped grounds.  It also features a unique floating boardwalk that goes right over the lake.  A great place for autumn colors but works well during any season.

Great for: Engagements, families, maternity, pets.

View sessions photographed at Smithville Mansion

 

803 Smithville Rd. Eastampton Township, NJ 08060 - meet in parking lot on north side of Mansion

There has been construction around Smithville Mansion for some time lately and access to the area on Smithville Road coming from Rt. 38 is blocked off.  You need to arrive from the north side from Mt. Holly Ewanvill/Powell Rd. Click to enlarge photo on right to see parking are.


Knight Park

A lovely small park nestled in the bustling town of Collingswood NJ. It can be one of the most colorful places during autumn colors but provides a great background for spring and summer.  Small open fields, beautiful large trees, small ponds and a small bridge make for plenty of options. Large covered pavilions provide an option to take some photos during rainy weather if you are unable to reschedule easily, this location may work for you.

Great for: Engagements, families and maternity sessions - no pets allowed.

View sessions photographed at Knight Park

 

398 West Collings Ave. Collingswood, NJ 08107


Boundary Creek Nature Area

A small park bordering the Rancocas Creek.  Featuring well maintained trails, a small open field, boardwalks with observation platforms overlooking the river, and a small man-made pond under a pavilion. 

Great for: Engagements, families, maternity, pets.

 

518 Creek Rd. Moorestown, NJ 08057


Washington Square

Looking for a city vibe?  Washington Square in Phillly is right in the Independence Hall area and I can take photos around the outer edges of the park for a bit of greenery then venture into the side streets featuring a blend of old and modern looking city blocks.

Great for: Engagements, maternity.

 

600 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19106


Old City Philadelphia

Looking for cobblestone streets, historic buildings and a little less hustle and bustle, this is the area for you.  We'll meet at 2nd & Walnut and wander around the area enjoying the sights and stopping to take photos along the way.  

Great for: Engagements, maternity.

 

2nd St. & Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19106


Travel Fee

Ocean City, NJ 

Travel Fee: $30

Looking for photos on the beach? This is our favorite spot to make that happen.  The very northern tip of Ocean City has a large wide open beach that is almost never busy in the evenings.  There is a large bridge that can be incorporated into your photos with great effect and best of all on clear days the sun sets over the bay which gives you the sun setting over water look that isn't possible on most other New Jersey beaches.

Great for: Engagements, families, and maternity

View sessions photographed in Ocean City, NJ

 

30 East Newcastle Rd. Ocean City, NJ 08226


Whitesbog Village

Travel Fee: $30 

Similar to Batsto Village above Whitesbog Village is a historic village settled in the pine barrens of New Jersey. With old wooden cabins, lots of space and scenic trails through the woods, including a short boardwalk, this is a wonderful location for the country loving couple.  The bonus this location provides is a network of cranberry bogs that are usually filled with water depending on the time of the year.  These bogs provide great reflecting pools of water and allow me to photograph any direction when the sun is setting which is a wonderful option to have. 

Great for: Engagements, families, maternity and pets.

View sessions photographed at Whitesbog Village

 

120 West Whites Bogs Rd. Browns Mills, NJ, 08015


Tyler State Park

Travel Fee: $30

A gorgeous scenic park featuring a large river, small docks, plenty of trails and wide open fields with rolling hills that provide a perfect spot for a sunset photo. This is a great location for any type of portrait session and provides a wide variety of background options, great in all seasons as well!

Great for: Engagements, families, and maternity

 

101 Swamp Rd. 101 Swamp Road


Ridley Creek State Park

Travel Fee: $30

Another beautiful Pennsylvania State Park nestled in scenic rolling hills for a wonderful county setting.  This park also provides the exterior of a gorgeous stone mansion and reflecting ponds, stone stairs and architecture which make for great backgrounds and some variety all in one spot. 

Great for: Engagements, families, and maternity

View sessions photographed at Ridley Creek State Park

 

1023 Sycamore Mills Rd. Media, PA, 19063


Longwood Gardens

Travel Fee: $30 + admission fee for photographer

Longwood Gardens is no doubt a beautiful location for a portrait session.  Magnificent landscaping along with colorful flowers and plants make for an endless variety of backgrounds.  Also the large indoor greenhouse provides an option if there is inclement weather and you have no option to reschedule.  Please be aware that seasonally Longwood Gardens can be very crowded and busy with people.  This is usually not much of an issue while photographing outside since the grounds are large and have plenty of space but when using the indoor greenhouse there are times where people will be in your background.

Great for: Engagements, families, and maternity

View sessions photographed at Longwood Gardens

 

1001 Longwood Rd. Kennett Square, PA, 19348


Grounds for Sculpture

Travel Fee: $30 + admission fee for photographer

Beautiful well landscaped grounds make this location a nice spot, the addition of unique and artistic sculptures that can be included in your photos make this location great!  This is probably one of the most unique locations I photograph at and it may be a perfect fit for your portrait session.  The grounds can be busy at times but usually they aren't so crowed that a little patience allows for no other people in your photos. 

 

80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, NJ, 08619