If you’re ready to move beyond your backyard for Mitzvah portraits, the AMC community of pro photographers and veteran Mitzvah moms and dads have some fantastic off-the-beaten-path ideas for session settings. We’ve added a few of our own secret faves, as well.



  • Little Five Points urban landscape
  • Krog Street Tunnel
  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens (The Chihuly Installation in particular)
  • Atlanta Falcons Field
  • Living Walls public art installations. (locations are all around metro Atlanta, see the link of murals to find ones you like)
  • The Beltline 
  • Covered bridge like Roswell Mill or Poole’s Mill
  • Decatur Waterworks “Graffiti Garden” inside Mason Mill Park
  • RosWall public art mosaic installation (on Forrest Street behind Roswell Cultural Arts Center)
  • Millennium Gate at Atlantic Station
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Peachtree Dekalb Airport with runway in background
  • Shopping centers with fountains and interesting accent walls like The Avenues, Westside Provisions District, The Battery Atlanta
  • Railroad tracks (not in use)
  • Open fields, especially during sunflower or pumpkin seasons



  • Record or music store
  • High Museum of Art/Art Gallery
  • Favorite ice cream/frozen yogurt shop (many have chalkboard walls/fun fixtures)
  • A movie theater (between screenings)
  • Bookstore or library
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History/Tellus Science Museum
  • DIY pottery or painting studio
  • Chandelier/lighting store
  • Sports/Performing arts training facility
  • Car dealership
  • Dance studio
  • Hotel lobby with picturesque spots, like Hotel at Avalon)
  • Furniture store with unique seating, like Ikea or Restoration Hardware
  • Ponce City Market


Your Mitzvah kid’s personality and interests will dictate which of these may be a good fit, and your photographer can also suggest locations where they’ve had success. Think outside the traditional box and explore settings that make a statement! Got more ideas? Post them to the Atlanta Mitzvah Connection Facebook page to share with the community!


Note: For privately owned places, make sure your photographer secures permission in advance, and remember that some venues charge admission.


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