Family Portrait Locations – Parks and Venues

Ritter Farm Park

Ritter Farm Park is in ideal family portrait location with its winding, well-groomed trails.  While wandering the trails, this park offers many ideal settings to stop for a photo.

Harriet Island

This is a fun location with its pavilion, perfect St. Paul Skyline view, and Mississippi River shoreline. 

Landmark Center

This is a great couple and family portrait location. The white marble walls, balconies overlooking the center courtyard, and ornate woodwork provide many options for stunning photographs.

Muriel Sahlin Arboretum

The Arboretum is a fun and beautiful location for family portraits. It offers colorful backgrounds of blooming flowers, benches and stones for posing on, a garden to hunt for fresh fruits and vegetables, and fountain to splash in. 

Union Depot

Union Depot is popular family portrait location because it provides beautiful architecture and large open spaces.

Keller Park / Lake Phalen

Keller Park is an excellent location for family portraits with its many backdrops of lakes, trees, open areas, and wildflowers. 

Battle Creek Park

The photo opportunities at Battle Creek Park are incredible all year-round. The trails, trees, and flowers provide beautiful backdrops; while grassy areas, and park benches, and playgrounds provide options for a variety of poses and active shots with the kids. 

Taylors Falls

Taylors Falls is filled with ideal backdrops for family portraits with rough stone face cliffs, thick forests, quiet waking trials scenic over views of the St. Croix river, and the small-town main street.   

Tamarack Nature Center

Tamarack Nature Center is a fun place for family portraits, especially late summer when the wildflowers are blooming. 

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Nerstrand Big woods is an exciting place for portraits, especially in the spring when a majority of the park’s wildflowers are in bloom.