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Best Places To Take Pictures Of Your Kids In CT

April 14, 2011 4:33 PM

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(credit: wickhampark.org)

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Kids are always on the go, and it can be hard to get that one snapshot of them and capture a memory that will last a life time. So mixing an activity with the opportunity to take photographs is a great way to see new sites and get beautiful portraits of your children. Connecticut has gorgeous scenic views throughout the year, and whether in a lush garden or by a serene pond, the best places to take pictures of your kids in Connecticut are perfect spots to capture memories that will leave an imprint on your life. -Nicole Roberge
wickhampark Best Places To Take Pictures Of Your Kids In CT

(credit: wickhampark.org)

Wickham Park Gardens

1329 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 528-0856
wickhampark.org

Wickham Park is a beautiful place to take pictures of your loved ones. With 250 acres and six themed gardens, the park offers plenty of spots that may qualify as the perfect place for your perfect picture. Try the English Garden, Oriental Garden, Lotus Garden, Cabin Garden, Wetlands Garden (said to be their most natural) and, the newest, the Rhododendron Garden. Pick a favorite garden for all of your photos, or try a different style for different pictures. There is also a “Sensory Garden,” which is not just beautiful, but has different sections to illuminate the five senses. Whether in the gardens, by the trees or near the ponds, it is a beautiful landscape to be the background for your photographs and memories that will last forever.

Bushnell Park

100 Wells St.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 232-6710
bushnellpark.org

Bushnell Park is a wonderful place for your family to enjoy the afternoon and spend some quality time together, and even better for some photo ops! In the midst of the city lies this beautiful park, which seems almost its own world within the world, theatrical yet peaceful. A landmark in the park is the vintage 1914 carousel that, for just one dollar, you can ride on for three and a half minutes. Snap pictures while your kids hold on tight, and enjoy simple fun. The Pump House Gallery is composed of stone from defunct bridges. Now a pump house and art gallery, it feature exhibits by local arts and is the only public gallery located in a municipal park in the state of Connecticut. The cottage style of the pump house makes a beautiful backdrop for pictures. Other sites include the pond, the “Harmony” statue, the arboretum full of rare trees, the fountain, the Arch and State Capitol building. In fact, there is so much to see at the park, and so many different scenic views, that you can let each story unfold as a new picture develops.

Dinosaur State Park

400 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 529-8423
dinosaurstatepark.org

Kids will love exploring the fossil tracks from millions of years ago, and their excitement is something you’ll want to capture. While the kids are having fun reliving Jurassic days, you can have your picture-perfect moments on the nature trails and in the arboretum, which includes various plants from the age of dinosaurs. The kids will have fun and surely will learn a thing or two, and you’ll have it all to remember.

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