Erin and Kris loved a gallery from a prior session I photographed at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida and they fell in love with the architecture and the scenic backdrops that Bok Tower Gardens could offer for their engagement photo session. With that in mind, we set up a date and planned our epic engagement session!
Bok Tower Gardens offers such a diverse number of locations for photographs, but I narrowed it down to my favorites here. Normally we would meet at the Visitor Center and then walk over to the Pinewood Estate.
First location is on the way to the Pinewood Estate, where there are tons of opportunities to stop and take some pictures in the beautiful gardens area.
Second is at the actual Pinewood Estate, where the possibilities are endless! We normally start on the left side and walk around the grounds taking pictures at different areas until we get to their iconic octagon water fountain garden. Then, we would make our way back to the tower.
The third location is at the actual Bok Tower. Once again, there's so many hidden places on the way so make sure to keep your eyes open! The tower also makes an amazing backdrop for engagement photos. We had to skip the tower for Erin and Kris' session due to the fast approaching rain, so we decided to go to our last favorite location at the gardens.
The fourth location is on the grassy hiking trails by the entrance. This area is amazing due to the diverse look of hills that we normally don't get in Florida. Plus, it's perfect for sunset since the sun normally sets with the tower in the background. For this shoot we had some epic clouds due to a storm that was coming in.
I had a BLAST photographing Erin and Kris and can't wait for their upcoming wedding later this year, we have some plans for some epic pictures and it's going to be amazing! Take a peek at some more pictures of their Bok Tower Gardens engagement session below for additional ideas!
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Jose & Kristen Hoyos, Tampa Bay Area Wedding Photographer and Harpist for Weddings