October 24, 2022
Savannah is a gorgeous city for photos. It’s romantic, it’s whimsical, it is funky, and it is fun. There is a plethora or locations to choose from, but if you aren’t familiar with the area the choices can be a little bit overwhelming. It is important to think about what look you’re going for and what time of year you are visiting. If you want more neutrals, the marsh or beach may be your jam. If you want a mix of greenery and buildings, downtown Savannah may be your best bet.
My favorite places near Savannah to photograph are:
-Beaches: Tybee, Jekyll, St Simons – Beaches are best photographed very early in the morning or evening within an hour of sunrise or sunset. It can be windy, so if you’re a stickler about your hair remember that.
-Wormsloe is always popular and photographs well most any time of the day. The park closes early, and there is a photographer’s fee plus admission. It is always worth it though.
-Skidaway is a state park that is about 25 minutes out from downtown. It has a low entry fee and plenty of options. Mostly marsh. We definitely need to be aware of tide times as the trails can flood, and you need to be up for walking a little. All of that sounds daunting, but it is gorgeous.
-The Old Dairy Farm is ALWAYS fun to explore. It is a mix of greenery and marsh. There is a photographer’s fee and a little bit of walking involved. There are no public restrooms here.
-Forsyth Park is always popular. It is a public park that can be busy on weekend days. Public restrooms may or may not be open. They also may or may not be gross. Its greenery, azaleas (in Spring), iconic fountain, and oaks are some of the reasons everyone loves Forsyth.
-Mccaughley is more of a traffic circle with a couple of old gorgeous trees in a sweet little neighborhood.
-Squares: There are many many options for squares in Savannah. So many gorgeous ones surrounded by great buildings. My favorite squares are Orleans (Harper Fowlkes house with iron fence ivy walkways and a fountain), Lafayette (Cathedral and Andrew Low house plus fountain) , Washington (Painted Row Pastel walk up houses and quaint surroundings) , Emmett (Big oaks right on bay st) , Ogelthorpe (Green space that is less busy and within walking distance to pink house) and Chippewa (greenery near theater and pubs) . Each square has its own fun surroundings.
-Private Venues: The old Dairy Farm, Holly Oaks on the Marsh, and Woodlawn Plantation all charge a photography fee, but if you like the idea or having a more private experience these may be better options than downtown squares. They usually have limited availability. All of these places are gorgeous!
-River Walk: I usually start near city hall, do some photos on factor’s walk(cobblestone, ivy, iron), do some cobblestone photos, and then we walk along River St. to Plant Riverside, which has a variety of backgrounds and looks more modern than the walk-ups near Forsyth.
If you send me your outfits or let me know your vision I can help more. 🙂