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. 

Mill City Museum

The Mill City Museum is a fun place for portraits with its rugged limestone walls in both the lobby and the courtyard.  The observation deck also has a one of the best views of the Minneapolis skyline that can make an impressive backdrop.

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.

Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie provides an extremely modern location with minimalist design, large windows, small peek holes, broad curving hallways and straight lines. It provides endless opportunities to play with light and color in your portraits.  

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

The Sculpture Garden is a fun urban location for family portraits for all ages. The combination of sculptures and landscaping provides a variety of portrait styles, from formal to playful.

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. 

Lyndale Park Rose Garden

The rose garden is a popular location for portraits during the summer months when the roses are in full bloom. 

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. 

Stone Arch Bridge

The Stone Arch Bridge provides an ideal urban location for family portraits with the incredible Minneapolis skyline, the beautiful Mississippi river and St. Anthony falls, and the historic 
ruins of the mill. It offers a variety of interesting and iconic Minneapolis backdrops.

Minnehaha Falls

Minnehaha falls can be a fun, popular family portrait location. It has a nice mix of the falls, gardens, history, nature, and urban looks. The variety of colors and textures throughout the park make for an exiting range of images.

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.