Looking for the best engagement photo locations in Minneapolis? Look no further! I’ve created this guide to show you some of the best spots in and around Minneapolis where I take all my couples who are recently engaged! If that’s you, congratulations on your engagement! What an exciting time! I’m Heidi- A professional wedding and elopement photographer based in Minneapolis! Let’s dive right in!
Best Engagement Photo Locations in Minneapolis With The City in the Background
Minneapolis has such a gorgeous skyline! Many couples like having their engagement photos taken somewhere with the Minneapolis skyline in the background. Here are the best spots to get exactly that!
Boom Island Park
Boom Island Park has the perfect combination of both city and nature vibes! It provides stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline but also has some beautiful trees and long grasses for some nature-inspired engagement photos.
Stone Arch Bridge
The Stone Arch Bridge is a great place for photos! This Iconic bridge in Downtown Minneapolis was a former railroad crossing and provides gorgeous views of the city! Keep in mind that this spot gets extremely busy in Summer and Fall!
Mill City Museum
The Mill City Museum is located in the historic mill district of Minneapolis. The historic flour mill factory burnt down many years ago and the ruins are still standing. They’ve changed it into a museum! This spot is located just below the Stone Arch Bridge so you could easily visit both for your engagement photos! Many people love getting the iconic “Gold Medal Flour” sign in their photos as well as the unique brick buildings and industrial machinery.
St Anthony Main
St. Anthony Main refers to Main Street across St Anthony Falls. There are many cute cafe’s, restaurants and shops along the Mississippi River with gorgeous views of Downtown Minneapolis! This is such a fun spot to meet up for a coffee/ice cream date and then walk around to some scenic spots nearby for your engagement session!
Nicollet Island Park
Nicollet Island, on the Mississippi River, has a cute small-town vibe! It has some well-kept Victorian houses and waterside paths that offer views of the skyline and St. Anthony Falls Dam. There’s also a Luxury Hotel called the Nicollet Island Inn with beautiful stone masonry walls and vines that make for gorgeous photos and a fun date!
Best Engagement Photo Locations in Minneapolis with Nature Around
If you’re in Minneapolis, but you’re wanting more nature vibes rather that city vibes- I got you! Here are some awesome spots I recommend!
Lyndale Rose Garden
This beautiful location is a rose garden in a large park on the north side of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. It’s absolutely beautiful during spring time when all the flowers are blooming! There are many beautiful flowers and plants all over, including a beautiful hidden botanical garden!
Minnehaha Falls is located in Minnehaha park and is one of the oldest and most popular parks in Minneapolis. It features a beautiful waterfall in an urban setting and overlooks the Mississippi river. There are many gorgeous spots for engagement photos here!
Lake Nakomis is part of the city’s chain of lakes and is a beautiful spot for engagement photos! I’ve done multiple engagement sessions here throughout every season! During Spring, the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom and spread blankets of pink! In the Summer, the sunsets are gorgeous over the lake! During Fall there’s a beautiful variety of different color leaves! In the Winter, there are evergreen trees that are covered in thick snow. I absolutely love when there are evergreen trees in the Winter! Sometimes bare, naked trees can look a little dull!
I hope this guide has been super helpful! If you’re in need of an engagement photographer- Please feel free to reach out HERE! I would absolutely love to connect with you!