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Best Places for Engagement Photos in Columbus Ohio

Choosing the right location for your engagement session can be a difficult task. Here are some of the best locations in the Columbus Ohio area

Innis wood Metro Gardens in Westerville

Innis wood Metro Gardens offers a great variety of gardens and backdrops for you to choose from. There is a wooded area nearby and a bridge to take your photos at. The flowers change their color during every season, and that means the place will look different for every portrait session. There is a mini farm that has a small barn, a nice wooden fence and a secret garden. Keep in mind that dogs are not allowed in the area.


You can see a few of our portrait sessions at this location on our blog HERE


Check out this beautiful engagement session: Noelle & Matt

Franklin Park Conservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory is one of THE most beautiful locations in Columbus! There are a bajillion different great places to use. Its hard to put the beauty of this place into words. This is one thing you simply have to see for yourself


You can see a few of our portrait sessions at this location on our blog HERE

I know, I know….having your engagement session in 25 degree weather is not what you envisioned right? I understand, but if planned right, snow can make for an amazing time.

Downtown Columbus

There are a bajillion photo worthy spots in and around downtown columbus! One of the funnest things to do is walk around capturing fun photos in a multitude of different locations downtown. The finished product makes it seem as if we used 10 different locations.

Bicentennial Park / Scioto Mile 

Scioto Mile has some really nice vintage points to view the Columbus skyline. You can also view the amazing architecture of the W. Main st bridge while still enjoying the scenery the trees have to offer. The Park has a really beautiful fountain that starts flowing in April and lasts till October. You can even find restrooms in the park if you feel the need to change your outfit. 


You can Shoneal & Antonio’s engagement session on our blog HERE

 You can Ogechi & Derrick’s engagement session on our blog HERE

Jeffrey Mansion 

The Jeffrey Mansion is perhaps one of the best sites to carry out your photo session. The area offers a vintage and elegant feel that is perfect for any kind of photography. Here, you not only have to enjoy the amazing architecture and grounds of the mansion but also sample nice walking paths from the Jeffrey Park. This place guarantees you a good blend of class and elegance.

North Bank Park

North Bank Park has a beautiful glass pavilion! Even more there is an amazing view of the Columbus skyline. It boasts great cobblestone pathways. The green vegetation of the area will offer a nice green feel for your photo-shoot. The bridge in the area is a beautiful place to snap your photos from.


You can see this engagement session HERE

The Everal Barn in Westerville

The Everal Barn is the perfect choice if you are going for that country feel in your photographs. It is located just a few miles from the Polaris Mall. You can find a white barn and several different farm like buildings. There is a small pond and a wooded area ideal for outdoor photography. Dogs will only be permitted if they are on a leash. 

Homestead Park – Hilliard

The Homestead Park in Hilliard is one park that stands out from the rest. The park is filled with amazing structures including a white Ohio Bicentennial’ barn, a train caboose, a fake train station, a covered bridge, several walking paths, beautiful trees, and a tiny pond.

Alum Creek Beach

Whats an engagement session without a little bit of water?


Slate Run Metro Park

Slate Run Metro Park is quite a short drive around the park but totally worth it. Perhaps one of the most amazing things about the park is that it has a beautiful pond with lily pads, wooded areas, wood fences, tall grasses, wild flowers, and a covered bridge to complete the look. This is one of the most breathtaking covered bridges in the entire Columbus area. Dogs here are permitted if  they are on a leash.

Dawes Arboretum

Dawes Arboretum is a gorgeous location that pulls in locals and foreigners alike. Here, there are a lot of trees, ponds, a Japanese garden, some woodland, a tiny lake and a historic home with a memorial that is perfect for your engagement session. The caretakers make sure it remains in top shape for wedding events. Dogs are only permitted on a leash.

Ohio State University

THE…Ohio State University 🙂


You can see more from this session HERE

Park of Roses

Columbus Park of Roses will amaze you with all they have to offer. The rose gardens are magnificent, with plenty of paths and trees. Even more, there are a couple of gazebo structures that give the place a romantic feel. Roses fully bloom in the summer. Again, Dogs are only permitted if on a leash.


Huntington Park

Huntington Park is a beautiful baseball stadium can be a nice place to conduct your photo-shoot too. The vast playfield and green carpet cover gives the place a beautiful look altogether. The atmosphere here is pleasant and peaceful.

Bryn Du Mansion

Bryn Du Mansion is a 52 acre estate includes a Federal style mansion, the Field House, A carriage house, pump house, gardener’s cottage, laundry cottage, a horse barn and patios and gardens. The elegant architecture with wide open spaces helps in providing a large variety of backdrops and angles.  The mansion gardener’s cottage will act as a nice outdoor location for a photo shoot.

Gahanna Creekside

Creekside offers a variety of beautiful landscapes, it does well in blending the city and the nearby nature. You get to choose between the city and the nature sights for your photo-shoots. This place will surely make wonderful shots for your gallery.

Somewhere Special to You

Where did you meet? Where was the 1st kiss? Where did he pop the question? Any place that is special to your love story is an excellent selection for your engagement session!

For more information about our engagement sessions, please contact us through our contact page, we would love to meet you and hear more about your big day!


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