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Top 17 Metro Detroit Engagement Photo Spots

Published February 21, 2019 by

Recently engaged? SEEN rounded up 17 photo-worthy spots around Metro Detroit to shoot engagement photos.

By Chelsie Dzbanski 

1. University of Michigan Law School

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Jen Boris

If you and your fiancé are University of Michigan alumni, the U-M Law School in Ann Arbor is the perfect picturesque backdrop for engagement photos. And even if you’re not alumni, the scenery still makes for the perfect picture! Via @jenboris 

2. Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Beth Joy Photography

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is a beautiful piece of history that is near and dear to Metro Detroit’s heart. Located in Grosse Pointe Shores, you and your significant other can capture memories to last a lifetime on the gorgeous grounds of the Ford’s home. Via @bethjoyphoto

3. Belle Isle Conservatory

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Nicole Moris

Foliage and plant life galore! The Belle Isle Conservatory offers a fresh, beautiful setting for engagement photos. From the glittering glass greenhouse on the outside, to the array of exotic plant life on the inside, there’s a ton of pretty photo options. Via @nicolemorisphotography

4. Grosse Pointe Yacht Club

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Jen Boris

The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club is a romantic and fitting backdrop for boat and water lovers alike. With tons of photo opts from on the dock, on a boat and inside the 100-year-old club, you and your fiancé will have no problem capturing the perfect picture. Via @jenboris 

5. Cranbrook House and Gardens

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Christa Hitchcock

If you’re looking to take your engagement photos outside, consider Cranbrook House and Gardens in Bloomfield Hills as your playground. Whether you shoot in the spring, summer, fall or winter, the natural scenery spans far and wide. Via @christahitchcockphoto

6. The Streets of Downtown Detroit

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Samantha Leigh Studios

Explore the streets of Detroit, and capture your love for one another among skyscrapers, historical buildings and unique architecture. Via @samanthaleighstudios

7. James Scott Memorial Fountain on Belle Isle

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Rosy & Shaun

The James Scott Memorial Fountain, deemed the jewel of Belle Isle, makes for a romantic engagement photo setting. Visit during golden hour to capture magical photos! Via @rosyandshaun

8. Henry Ford Estate

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Richa Parek

Another Ford property that paints the perfect setting for an engagement shoot is the Henry Ford Estate in Dearborn. Built in 1915, Henry and Clara Ford’s property spans 72 acres, creating hundreds of charming photo opts. Via @richaparekhphotography

9. Eastern Market

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Rosy & Shaun

For playful and fun engagement photos consider Eastern Market as a location. With over 100 murals splashed across the neighborhood, you and your fiancé will have tons of picture-perfect options to choose from! Via @rosyandshaun

10. The Z Lot Roof

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Jesse David Green

Looking to capture Detroit’s cityscape in your engagement photos? The roof of the Z Lot, located on Library Street in Detroit, is the perfect spot to catch various angles of downtown Detroit. Plus, you don’t need special access to catch this view! Via @jessedavidgreen

11. The Illuminated Mural

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Lindsey Ramdin

Detroit’s “Illumniated Mural,” created by artist Katie Craig and located at 2937 E. Grand Blvd., paints a creative and colorful setting for an engagement photo shoot. Via @lindseyramdin

12. Stony Creek Metropark

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Liv In The Moment Photography

No need to head Up North to get scenic engagement photos! Stony Creek Metropark extends across Oakland and Macomb counties with over 4,400 acres of lush woodlands, serene wetlands, tall grass prairies and a lake. Via @slayathomemother

13. Wright & Company

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Jen Boris

Do you love the setting of one of your favorite restaurants? Shoot your engagement photos there! Wright and Company is a contemporary restaurant in downtown Detroit with a beautiful and romantic ambiance. Cozy up next to your fiancé under a giant crystal chandelier in the corner booth that overlooks Woodward Avenue. Via @jenboris

14. The Belt

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Shauna Wear

Capture an industrial city vibe by taking photos in The Belt, a redefined alley in downtown Detroit located between Broadway and Library Street. Covered in  public art, murals and installations, there are dozens of photo possibilities just waiting to be captured. Via @shaunawearphoto

15. The Detroit Athletic Club Roof

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Erika Christine

Another great location to catch Detroit’s cityscape in your engagement photos is on the roof of the Detroit Athletic Club. Via @erikachristinephoto

16. Dequindre Cut

Metro Detroit engagement photo spotsPhotography by Rosy & Shaun

Looking for murals outside of Eastern Market for engagement photos? Check out the Dequindre Cut, a 2 mile urban recreational path, between Mack Avenue and Atwater Street, that features dozens of cool murals and urban artwork worth capturing. Via @rosyandshaun

17. Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

Photography by Rosy & Shaun

If you’re willing to venture a little outside of Metro Detroit, Fort Gratiot Lighthouse in Port Huron is a serene and nautical setting for engagement photos. Make an appointment to climb the tower and take additional photos at the top! Via @rosyandshaun

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