10 Hot Photo Spots For Your Next Big Event

Grad and prom season is upon us, which means it is time to immortalize your child’s accomplishments with professional photos. While we have to leave the outfits, styling and poses to you, we have curated a list of the ten hottest photo spots in and around Nolensville to save you the trouble of researching them yourself. Remember that popular spots may require permits or fees, so do your research beforehand. Do not forget to consult with your photographers, as they will likely have plenty of trade secrets to suggest.

  1. Cheekwood Estate & Gardens – Nashville, Tennessee
    1. This historic estate offers 55 acres of stunning gardens, art exhibits and a home with gorgeous hallways and elaborate rooms; the perfect backdrop for any photo. General photography is permitted, however professional sessions require a $300 fee for non-members and a three-day advance notice. You can find their booking form at https://cheekwood.org/weddings-facility-rentals/
  1. Arrington Vineyards – Arrington, Tennessee
    1. This beautiful vineyard offers rolling hills, picturesque vineyards and epic sunsets, making it a great spot for photos with a rustic wine-country feel. For professional photography sessions, note that a permit must be submitted at least 48 hours in advance (https://arringtonvineyards.com/photography-permit-application/) and homecoming/ prom photos are not permitted. 
  1. Broadway Street – Nashville, Tennessee
    1. This iconic Nashville street makes for a unique backdrop, especially for those wanting to capture the essence of the city in their photos. Snap some shots from the busy crosswalks, at one of the many vibrant murals, or take a short walk up to John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge for an amazing view of the cityscape. We recommend going early morning to beat the crowds and catch the sunrise or later in the evening to capture the famous neon signs.
  1. Oaklands Mansion – Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    1. This antebellum mansion offers a glimpse into the past with its historic architecture and decor. It is a great alternative to Cheekwood, with nonexclusive sessions running at $35/ hour. To book, call their special events representative at 615.893.0022 or email events@oaklandsmansion.org
  1. Centennial Park – Nashville, Tennessee
    1. Centennial Park boasts 132-acres of greenery with many different photo ops, including gardens, Lake Watauga and a hiking trail. It is most famous for its life-sized recreation of the Parthenon, which has long been a popular photo spot for locals. Its massive columns add a touch of sophistication to your picture and are especially great for a dressier aesthetic. 
  1. Nolensville Classics – Nolensville, Tennessee
    1. Capture the essence of Nolensville by shooting at some of the city’s most iconic locations. This is an especially great pick for seniors looking to immortalize their hometown before heading off to college. Start out with the Nolensville historic sign before heading to the Feed Mill for that rustic charm. Finish up at the high school, a must-do for prom and graduation photos as a way to look back on how far you have come.
  1. Vanderbilt University – Nashville, Tennessee
    1. This prestigious university offers more than just great academics; it boasts a beautiful campus with impressive architecture and well-manicured grounds, providing a classic and elegant backdrop for photos. The Alumni Lawn is a must-do, Cohen Hall is a great choice for a more formal photograph and the Wyatt Center is the most iconic spot for senior photos. 
  1. Radnor Lake State Park – Nashville, Tennessee
    1. Radnor Lake State Park is a photographer’s dream, with stunning vistas of trees, sprawling water and rolling hills that give your backdrop a mountain-like feel. The park’s docks offer prime views of the lake and its surroundings, making it an ideal spot for beautiful photos at sunrise or sunset. Radnor Lake is the perfect place to capture yourself within the natural beauty of Tennessee.
  1. Printers alley – Nashville, Tennessee
    1. Another Nashville staple, Printers Alley is an alleyway filled with charming architecture and unique lighting. It has an old-timey feel to it, perfect for history lovers and those in search of a moody photo or quirky backdrop. Get creative here—pick an outfit that matches the aesthetic and bring the historic alleyway back to life.
  1. Cumberland Park – Nashville, Tennessee
    1. While Cumberland Park is known to be popular among families with small children, it happens to be keenly positioned to offer a perfect view of the city skyline alongside waterfront views of the Cumberland River and plenty of green space. It is a versatile spot for photos, especially if you are looking to take them at night with the skyline glowing in the background.

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