Picture Perfect: Top 10 Photo Ops in Bristol

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Picture Perfect: Top 10 Photo Ops in Bristol

Bring your camera—and your creativity–to life in beautiful Bristol. Let us help you find some of the best spots to photograph while you’re visiting. As inspiration, we asked local photographer, Regina Shinall, to share a few photographs taken in Bristol. At the end of this post, we’ll share Regina’s “top ten” suggestions for great photography locations in Bristol.

Cumberland Park, with its Veteran’s War Memorial is the perfect backdrop for this patriotic engagement photo.

While forward thinking with its lofts and refurbished buildings, downtown Bristol has the interest and texture that only time can deliver—contrasting perfectly with this youthful couple heading to their prom.

Our young man took a moment to pose with the bronze sculpture “Take the Stage” by artist Val Lyle. This life-size, interactive statute has two bronze musicians, one on each side of the centered microphone bearing the Bristol logo. Join in and you’ll be part of the perfect Bristol trio—a great photo op! This statue is also located at Cumberland Park – right across from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian. Be sure to stop in the Museum while you’re visiting to learn more about why Bristol is the Birthplace of County Music.

Heading over to one of Bristol’s parks, Sugar Hollow, the forest provides a mystic backdrop for this mother-to-be.

And because she’s just so stinkin’ cute…let’s head back to Cumberland Park where this little one shows that at age two, you can have your cake and eat it, too!!

Do we have you convinced that Bristol inspires great photography? Since Regina was kind enough to share a few of her photographs, we asked that she also share ten of her favorite sites for photography in Bristol.

Regina Shinall’s Top Ten Best Places for Photography Inspiration in Bristol*

*When on private property, always ask before you shoot and please be considerate of others in the area.


Photo credit:  Regina Shinall.  You may reach Regina on Facebook:  @2camerasphotography by Bud and Regina Shinall

Submitted by:    Eva Beaule, Adventure Mendota


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