Places to Propose or Take Engagement Photos in Watertown, South Dakota

Our Proposal Parks series isn't just for big cities! In this post, Melissa from Joy Studios - Photography by Melissa shares her expertise to help you find the best places for engagement photos, proposals, or dates in eastern South Dakota. 

Melissa's Recommendations:
Watertown is a nice size city with a cozy small town feel.  There are so many amazing places to enjoy a riverside walk or a beautiful fall day.  I find myself walking through these places thinking of the many couples who have enjoyed a special moment or a first kiss and wishing I could capture these moments for them.  Some of my absolute favorite parks are Bramble Zoo Park and Riverside Park. 
 
Large trees overhanging, winding paths that follow the sway of a winding river.  There are many quaint bridges and quite corners to enjoy a special moment.
 
Engagement photo in Riverside Park. Photo by (and copyright) Joy Studio - Photography by Melissa.
 
Engagement photo in Riverside Park. Photo by (and copyright) Joy Studio - Photography by Melissa.
 
Engagement photo in Riverside Park. Photo by (and copyright) Joy Studio - Photography by Melissa.
 
Take a walk on the beautifully paved trails around the zoo - or go inside the entrance to the zoo to see the vast collection of wildlife. 
 
Bramble Park Engagement Photo by (and copyright) Joy Studios Photography by Melissa.
 
Bramble Park Engagement Photo by (and copyright) Joy Studios Photography by Melissa.
 
Bramble Park Engagement Photo by (and copyright) Joy Studios Photography by Melissa.
 
About Melissa:
As the photographer of Joy Studios, I absolutely love creating an experience in which a couple can be reminded of all of the reasons why they love each other and then capturing those special fleeting moments that pass in a second but mean a thousand words.  With five years of wedding experience I still find myself constantly in awe of a couples' dynamics and what makes them the perfect couple.  I love being a part of the wedding day not only as a photographer, but as a friend and confidante.  Not only do I enjoy weddings, but I also love capturing all of the stages that follow after the wedding day. 

*All photographs copyright Joy Studios - Photography by Melissa