Best Places for Engagement Photos in Detroit
Are you searching for places to take engagement photos in Detroit? I've got you covered!
Whether you want to incorporate nature or architecture, I've got options for you!
Belle Isle is one of my favorite places to take photos for any occasion! I even did my own engagement pictures here. If you are someone who loves both nature and architecture, this is the perfect spot for you. The island has beautiful old buildings, from the Casino building to the plant conservatory. If you want to incorporate the the industrial scene of Detroit, you can take a photo at the point of the island where you can see the Detroit skyline.
One of the best spots to take photos at Belle Isle is the fountain. This is a popular location for engagement and wedding sessions. The historical fountain is white and elegant. Just keep in mind the time of day shooting here since there is no shade to shelter you from direct sunlight!
The Detroit Institute of Arts
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) it's a popular pick for anyone who is looking for elegant engagement photos. The all-white building is a perfect backdrop to give awe to your photos while also making YOU this center of attention! The symmetry, arches and stairs of the building make is a fun place to add interest and boldness to your engagement photos as well. Checkout my blog post showcasing elegant engagement photos at the DIA to see more!
The Fisher Theatre is one of the most unique buildings in downtown Detroit. The lobby is open 24/7 and allows flash photography without a permit, which makes it an easy and fun destination for weddings and engagements! Currently visitors can only use the first floor, but that's where all the good stuff is, anyway! From the revolving class doors outside to the gold elevators, this place is ideal for anyone looking for classic, vintage inspired photos. Check out more photos taken in the Fisher Building by visiting my blog post Fisher Theatre Engagement Photography.
The Z Garage
The Z Parking Garage is a popular location for many when taking photos downtown. If you're looking to capture the essence of Detroit in one photo, this is a great option! The top of the garage is open and makes for a great view of the city. There is also art all throughout the garage that's worth incorporating as well. This is also a great spot for a proposal. Check out more photos from the Z Garage proposal session I photographed for some more examples of what this could look like!
Photographer note: This area tends to get hit with harsh direct sunlight during the day. Plan your photos for 1-2 hours before sunset to get that golden glow for your photos!
Campus Martius is at the heart of downtown Detroit. It's a close walk to the River Walk, the Z garage and not too far from Comerica Park. If you're looking to capture the essence of Detroit with buildings, architecture and street life, this is the perfect location for you. The only downfall of taking engagement photos at Campus Martius is the probably of having others around.
I recommend choosing a Sunday evening or weekday to take photos so you don't have to worry about people blocking your shot!
More Places to Take Photos Downtown
This particular photos was taken at Grand Circus Park downtown near Comerica Park. I was walking around downtown with this couple when I spotted the glass sheds at this park. It's amazing what you can find around downtown when you're just walking!
If sharing coffee is something you and your partner love, consider grabbing your favorite cup of joe and capturing some candid moments in your favorite coffee shop! These are fun and unique images that show off what you both love!
Are you sports fans? Consider taking some photos near your favorite sports complexes in Detroit! Whether it's where you propose in Detroit or a special place to incorporate in engagement photos, they can be a great photo opportunity! Just be sure to plan a date when there is not a game scheduled.