I realize I should have done this a long time ago, but better late than never?? Lol! Seriously, if you know me or follow my work, you know how much I love the outdoors and how much I love to find cool new locations for photoshoots. So finally, here is a list of some of my favorites. Most of these locations are not just for photoshoots, they are great places to visit and enjoy on your own or with the family. Check out my favs below…
Radium Springs Gardens
Radium Spring will always be top of the list in Albany for me. It’s a beautiful natural spring with the remnants of the old casino that provides a great backdrop for pictures. There’s also a walking trail and a dock to view wildlife.
Downtown Albany
Downtown was one of the first places I took models to photograph. There’s so much you can do between the riverfront, the aquarium, the park, and local businesses.
Tift Park
Technically, Tift Park is still downtown, but I think it deserves its own post! Big beautiful trees give a lot of shade and provide an amazing backdrop for you images. There’s also a section with some tropical style plant life, a gazebo and benches!
Flint River Hydroelectric Plant
Sounds strange right? A photoshoot at an electric plant! But there’s a park and access to the river here. There are also trails that start at Cox Landing Park and run to downtown. You’ll find some great fishing spots along with plenty of opportunities for amazing pictures.
Meredyth Medical Park
Most people probably don’t think of office parks as great locations for photoshoots but they are. I love this place, especially for my business branding sessions. There is a walking trail, a beautiful manicured landscape, and the offices serve as an interesting backdrop.
Thronateeska Museum
Once again, the Thronateeska is downtown, but I thought it should have its own space. A vintage feel with murals, railroad tracks, and cool plant life. You can also access the Flint River trail from behind the museum.
Robert Cross Park
A beautiful greenspace on the east side of Albany with a playground, basketball court, walking trail, and a pond!
The Sand Dunes
An Albany favorite. I still don’t know who owns it and the landscape tends to change through the years, but it’s still a great place to get pictures!
Mark’s Melon Patch
A great place for Fall photoshoots. In the fall they have sunflowers, pumpkins, hay rides, animals, and a corn maze. Along with that, some cool vintage rides make this a kids favorite!
Albany State University
Last but certainly not least is the Unsinkable, Albany State University campus. There are two campuses, one on the west side, and the other main campus on the east side. Both are beautiful and well maintained. The east side campus features historic buildings, a mural on the library, and lots of walking trails. The west side campus has a gazebo, modern building structures, and a lovely water fountain.
Whewww! When I started this post, I thought I was going to be able to include locations outside of Albany. There was so much I wanted to share within Albany, I decided to make this a series! So stay tuned, there is a lot more coming.
This list is not exhaustive, there are plenty of other great places for photography and exploring in Albany. These are just some of my favorites. I’m still exploring and discovering new places in and out of the city.
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