Where to take Engagement Photos in the Quad Cities

Our Favorite Places in the Quad Cities for Engagement Photos

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    Augustana College

    Augustana College has a ton of unique architecture and plant life that makes it stand out in engagement photographs. There’s a bridge, plenty of buildings with character, and a few gardens to choose from. Augustana is mostly known for the slough, a beautiful water feature perfect for romantic photos!

    Address: 639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201

    Website: https://www.augustana.edu/

    Buffalo Beach

    If you long to be at the beach then Buffalo Beach is for you! As far as ocean vibes in Iowa, this will give you perfect tropical-ish photos. (P.S. I’m always willing to catch a plane to Florida!)
    Address: 702 W Front St, Buffalo, IA
    Website: Buffalo Beach

    ButterWorth Center

    The Butterworth Center flourishes with luscious gardens! A purely soft and romantic vibe around every corner. 
    Address: 1105 8th St, Moline, IL 61265
    Website: Butterworth Center

    Black Hawk State Park

    Black Hawk State Park is a local favorite known for its trails and the Prairie Lodge. Enjoy a range of tall trees, grass, and the aesthetic of the Prairie Lodge.
    Address: 4801 11th St, Rock Island, IL 61201
    Website: Black Hawk State Park

    Scott County Park

    Scott County Park, with 1280 acres, is the largest in Scott County with an array of scenery. If you’re looking for tall grass, hills with a gorgeous sunset, pine trees, and fields Scott County has the best!
    Address: 14910-110th Avenue Davenport, IA 52804
    Website: Scott County Park

    Loud Thunder Forest Preserve

    Loud Thunder is my personal favorite. Loud Thunder is the largest of the Rock Island County forest preserves at 1,480 acres. One of the main attractions at Loud Thunder is Lake George, a 167-acre man-made lake with depths up to 55 feet and stocked with many varieties of fish. On-site canoe and boating rentals make for great excursions and photo opportunities.

    Address: 19406 Loud Thunder Road, Illinois City, Illinois 61259
    Website: Loud Thunder Forest Preserve

    Downtown Davenport

    Schwiebert Riverfront Park

    Website: Schwiebert Riverfront Park

    Address: 101 17th St, Rock Island, IL 61201

    Devils Glenn Creek & Park

    Dive into the adventure of love with a splash of spontaneity! Picture this: capturing your engagement moments in the whimsical charm of a creek. As a wedding photographer, I thrive on the unconventional, and let me tell you, creek-side shoots are where the magic flows! Imagine the sun dancing on the water’s surface as you and your beloved share stolen kisses amidst nature’s embrace. With the babbling brook as our backdrop, we’ll freeze-frame your love story in the most enchanting way possible. From playful splashes to dreamy reflections, every click of the camera will be a testament to your one-of-a-kind romance. Let’s dip our toes into this aquatic adventure and make memories that ripple through eternity!

    Website: Devils Glenn Park

    Address: 1101 Devils Glen Rd, Bettendorf, IA 52722

    Longview Park

    Longview Park in Rock Island, Illinois, offers a picturesque setting for engagement photos, characterized by its serene ambiance and stunning natural beauty. Nestled within this tranquil oasis, the park boasts a unique feature that sets it apart: its enchanting cherry blossoms and a charming greenhouse.

    During the spring season, the park comes alive with the delicate blooms of cherry blossoms, creating a romantic backdrop for couples to capture their love in timeless photographs. The soft pink and white petals of the blossoms add a touch of whimsy and elegance to the surroundings, evoking feelings of romance and enchantment.

    The greenhouse at Longview Park adds another dimension to the setting, offering a quaint and intimate space for couples to explore and capture intimate moments together. With its verdant foliage and rustic charm, the greenhouse provides a cozy retreat where love blossoms amidst lush greenery and vibrant blooms.

    Engagement photos taken at Longview Park encapsulate the essence of romance and natural beauty, immortalizing the love shared between couples against the backdrop of blooming cherry blossoms and the quaint allure of a greenhouse nestled within the park’s tranquil surroundings.

    Website: https://www.rigov.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/33

    Address: 1300 17th St, Rock Island, IL 61201

    Vander Veer Park in the Winter

    In the heart of Davenport, IA, Vandeveer Park stands as a testament to the timeless allure of nature’s embrace. With its picturesque landscapes, tranquil pond, and seasonal splendor, it provides the perfect backdrop for capturing the essence of love in enchanting engagement photos. As a wedding photographer, I invite you to embark on a journey of romance and discovery amidst the natural beauty of Vandeveer Park, where every moment is a cherished memory waiting to be captured.

    Address: 215 W Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA 52803

    Website: https://www.davenportiowa.com/government/departments/parks_recreation/locations/vander_veer_botanical_park