The best prom photo locations
Flowing gowns and dapper suits, glossy pumps and pocket squares—you know it, it’s prom season. But where can one capture their moments of elegance once prom day comes? Look no further—The Howler has provided you with some various locations that can become the perfect backdrop to your dazzling prom pictures:
Katie Wheeler Library: Although a library may seem like an unorthodox location for taking prom pictures, the Katie Wheeler Library poses an exception. The picturesque ambience of the building includes a cobblestone-lined path leading to its romantic greenery archways, decorated with flattering flowers such as rose bushes. Add a dainty gazebo, draping willow trees and an elegant, white building reminiscent of a 19th-century Georgian country home, and the library provides a beautiful, old-fashioned aesthetic that stands out from typical prom picture locations.
Irvine Spectrum Center: While one might spend more time shopping at the Spectrum in preparation for prom, some may find it to be an ideal location for picture-taking. With grand, gurgling fountains, towering palm trees, elegant flower bushes and dazzling colored lights from the Ferris wheel, the Irvine Spectrum Center deviates from your typical, nature-filled prom setting in the best possible way. The location has been praised by various photographers for its gorgeous lighting and urban jungle aesthetic. For optimum results, take pictures a little after the sun sets in order to capture the Spectrum’s mesmerizing radiance.
Jeffrey Open Space Trail: With its vast green fields surrounding a wide, winding trail, along with the elegant, arched bridge bordered by bushy trees, the Jeffrey Open Space Trail truly lives up to its name. A classic prom picture spot for Northwood teens, the popular location is peppered by various groups of students on the big day. While this may be seen as a drawback to some, the location is vast enough that cluttering isn’t an issue.
Beacon Park: For those looking to add some variety to the typical prom park picture, Beacon Park offers a refreshing alternative that blends sleek, modern architecture with traditional nature scenery. Featuring winding paths that weave in and out of tree-lined fields, the park also boasts a wooden footbridge leading to its signature treehouse, known as “The Lookout,” which provides an ideal spot for photographs beneath its unique, vibrantly-hued overhang. The main building located near the parking lot, with its tall glass facades and colorful planters, also serves as a quirky backdrop for people considering a less mainstream approach.
Woodbridge North and South Lake: Two bridges divide the scenic surfaces of Woodbridge’s North and South Lakes in half, allowing pedestrians and hopeful photographers to easily navigate the beautiful waterfront surrounding both lakes. The twin locations feature idyllic trails that wind around the verdant edges of the lakes, as well as a white wooden gazebo extending into each for added rustic charm. When taking pictures, it can be difficult to decide which aspect of the environment to feature in the background—the striking mountain backdrop in the distance, the simple, elegant waters of the lake or the lush green foliage on the banks. Whatever you’re looking for, Woodbridge’s Lakes have it.