Are incredible wedding photos a must-have for your wedding day?
Hiring a fantastic photographer to capture your vision is imperative, but choosing a wedding venue with amazing photo locations should be a top priority as well.
Saphire Estate in Sharon Massachusetts encapsulates New England charm, and has unlimited gorgeous photo locations to tell your love story, but here are the top 9! From its exclusive lakeside beach and wooded paths overlooking Lake Massapoag, to the captivating estate grounds, this venue is the perfect backdrop to say “I do”.
1. The Wedding Suite
Saphire Estate’s chic wedding suite is the optimal space to capture photos of intimate moments with your loved ones, such as a family member zipping your dress, or a sentimental toast with your best friends. This is an excellent time for your photographer to take dreamy detail shots of your attire hanging in the window, or any flat lay photos of your invitations and accessories.
What makes Saphire Estate’s wedding suite so unique is its two-room design, which grants privacy and yet another photo opportunity — a cherished first look with your wedding party (which we love)!
2. The Estate Grounds
The exterior of Saphire Estate is hands down one of the most iconic photo locations at this venue. In the daylight, vibrant florals and lush landscaping set the scene for stunning formals with your wedding party. Come nightfall, custom lighting illuminates the property to create a romantic ambiance for a dreamy nighttime photoshoot.
3. The Lounge
Adjacent to the main estate is Saphire Estate’s newly constructed cocktail lounge. The interior of this space boasts modern furnishings, a cozy fireplace with lounge seating, and gold chandeliers.
The lounge is an amazing place to relax before wedding-day festivities kick into full gear. This is a wonderful opportunity to snap photos of the groom reading a hand-written love letter from his fiancé, or hanging by the fireplace with his groomsmen before the big “I do”.
4. The Covered Path
Between the cocktail lounge and main estate is a beautifully designed (and heated) path, which can be used for gorgeous photos whether it’s the perfect summer day or snowflakes are falling. Blooming flowers surround and set the stage for amazing wedding photos with your partner.
5. The Fountain
The lavish fountain at the front of the property is a romantic photo location you don’t want to miss. While the fountain is absolutely gorgeous both day and night, we love seeing couples utilize this photo location later in the evening because of the twinkling fairy lights strung amongst the trees.
6. The Wooded Paths
A walk through the property’s wooded path is a photo opportunity we highly recommend adding to your photography shot list. No matter the season, walking hand in hand with your partner while sunshine pours through the towering trees above makes for a whimsical, and dare we say, Bella and Edward photo moment.
If you’re having a fall wedding at Saphire Estate, this photo opportunity is an absolute must! The vibrant orange and crimson foliage mixed with sunshine glistening on the distant lake encapsulates everything Saphire Estate has to offer – New England charm and romance.
The yellow crosswalk stretching from the wooded path to Saphire Estate’s exclusive lakeside beach will add an edgy flare to your shot list. Twirl in the middle of the street, or hold your partner’s hand to create playful photos for your wedding album.
8. The Beach at Lake Massapoag
After a romantic stroll through the woods and an iconic photoshoot in the crosswalk, you’ve now arrived at one of the most breathtaking photo locations Saphire Estate has to offer: Lake Massapoag.
Lake Massapoag is a stunning backdrop no matter the season. Rest for a few minutes with your partner on the stone-carved bench and watch the boats float by for some dreamy waterfront photos.
If your timeline allows, this is an unbelievable photo location for sunset portraits. Vivid pinks and oranges saturate the sky and paint a gorgeous background for astonishing silhouette photos.
9. The Bridge
Rain or shine, the bridge is a dreamy spot for wedding photos. Acting as yet another fantastic location for a first look, the bridge can be host to so many photos on your wedding day – formals of the groom and groomsmen, a playful group shot with your wedding party leaning over the railing, or kissing your partner in the rain.
Saphire Estate has an unlimited array of captivating photo locations for your wedding day. Utilize these 9 unique photo locations, along with the more traditional wedding photo locations such as the gorgeous outdoor ceremony pergola and exquisite ballroom to create a breath-taking wedding album which you’ll cherish for years to come.
Check out our real wedding features for even more photo inspiration at Saphire Estate!