I’ve compiled a list of what I consider to be the best photo locations in Columbus, just for you! If you’re stuck in the decision phase, this list has something for everyone!
Everyone nows about Franklin park conservatory but I’m not talking about the indoor section. There’s a hidden gem on the south grounds and the best part is, it’s free! Franklin park offers an adorable path of tulips in the spring, a column of colorful trees in the fall and some adorable backdrops year round!
Late spring to early fall, the park of roses is transformed into a beautiful and dreamy landscape of blooms. But don’t take my word for it! Check out their website here. Because it’s so open and has little shade, sessions here are best suited to sunrise and the hour right before sunset when the sun is lowest in the sky. I have SOMEHOW not shot there yet because every time I had visited previously, the roses were never blooming! It’s now on my wishlist and I will update this blog as soon as I finally do.
Like Franklin park, Alum creek has a hidden gem. On the opposite shore from the well known beach lies a boating dock (score for free parking!) and some seriously gorgeous photo locations! If you’ve been dreaming of family photos on the beach in Maine, this Columbus version is a great substitute!
Glacier ridge is one of my all time favorite locations! Expect huge stretches of meadow and winding paths through trees. This location is perfect for any time of day and any season because of the versatile terrain.
Smack dab in the middle of Bexley lies a gorgeous mansion with grounds open to the public. The stairs of the mansion itself make for an epic family photo on their own! Jeffrey mansion has plenty of colorful trees in the fall to satisfy all of your cozy photo needs as well as a holly tree and lots of pine trees for the holidays!
If you want a variety of blooms and backdrops, Inniswood is your place! Located in Westerville, this metro garden has its own rose garden, herb garden, and plenty of cute features including a gazebo and a mini waterfall.
Hilliard is home to this adorable park featuring a covered bridge, a beautiful white barn and a gorgeous path of wildflowers up to 5 feet tall! I will say that in order to keep the park in its best shape, the wildflowers are occasionally mowed down to allow for new growth. Even without the wildflowers, Homestead park is a stunner!
This one might sound odd but it is my absolute favorite! The light colored stone surrounding this building fills all of the shadows in your face making you look young and fresh. I even took my headshots here because I love it so much! As a bonus, a bridge with a view of the city is only a short walk away!
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Until next time,
Jul 31, 2022