Top locations for an engagement session in Chattanooga

Top locations for an engagement session in Chattanooga

When it comes to choosing a location for an engagement session, picking a place can depend on so many things. What do you want your photos to look like? Do you love nature, hiking, do you like to dress up? Do you love Downtown? The River?

Here is a list of top places couples love for engagement photos around Chattanooga.

Walnut Street Bridge

If you want an iconic Chattanooga location for engagement photos, definitely consider the Walnut street bridge!


  • a view
  • walking
  • blue
  • outdoors

Chattanooga Choo Choo

The Chattanooga Choo Choo is a historic part of Chattanooga since before the civil war. The building and grounds still stand today with lots of improvements. Plus, if you love ice skating, go in the winter when they have an outdoor ice rink! Plus next door is Station Street with numerous bistro lights strung between buildings.

If you love:

  • history
  • trains
  • an urban feel
  • ice skating
  • gardens
  • Choo Choo sign

Hunter Museum of Art

The Hunter Museum of Art is right on  Bluff View Ave.

Hunter museum viewed from the west side.

Coolidge Park

Coolidge Park has so much variety, I could photograph engagement sessions right in the park for a week and have them come out completely different each time!

It’s probably most famous for the antique carousel with 52 hand carved animals.

It is also part of the Tennessee Riverwalk, a 13-mile long public greenway that runs along the Tennessee River – from the Southern Belle Riverboat to Chickamauga Dam.

  • water fountains
  • walking paths
  • nature trails
  • riverview
  • carousel



This trail runs along the bank of the Tennessee River for more than 13 miles.

  • easy access
  • walking
  • shade
  • river

Sunset Rock

The best kept secret in Chattanooga. At sunset thirty you can catch some of the best sunset views in Chattanooga. It’s a great place to go if you want to dress up, don’t want to hike but want a beautiful view of Chattanooga and a lot of nature. The parking lot is small so car pooling in highly recommended.

  • easy access
  • short trail
  • spectacular view
  • amazing morning or evening


Craven’s House

The Cravens House

Is located  partway up Lookout mountain in Chattanooga and  is part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park

There are hiking trails and a little parking lot near the entrance to the house.

  • Hiking
  • View
  • rock outcroppings
  • shaded trails
  • historic building

Edwards Point

This is a bit of a hike, as in be prepared to hike for an hour. Yes, this is a commitment. And then you have to hike back too. You’ll probably arrive all sweaty, need to bring pretty clothes to wear for photos. And be ok with changing out in the woods. but if you like a little bit of adventure, trees, a little water and a beautiful view when you get to the top! Consider an engagement session at Edwards Point!

Where to park: The parking lot at the Rainbow lake trailhead.

Rainbow Lake Wilderness Trailhead 304 Ohio Ave, Signal Mountain, TN 37377

  • view
  • trails
  • old mill dam
  • shaded trails


Stringer’s Ridge

Has a nice view of Chattanooga skyline and is only 2 miles from downtown!

  • hiking
  • skyline view
  • forest trails
  • overlook

Bonus location, a bit of a drive but pretty. …So if you’re up for a bit of an adventure here’s one more.

Chilhowee Gazebo

This is in the Ocoee area off Ozwald road in Polk County.

  • sunset views
  • easy access
  • hiking trails and Benton falls nearby

Now that you’ve chosen a place for your engagement session, what are you going to wear? Need help? Check out these tips on What to wear to an engagement session

What are some of your favorite locations in the Chattanooga area? Please comment below, I’d love to know.

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