The Most Popular Engagement Session Locations In Dayton, Cincinnati, & Columbus

Choosing The Engagement Location That Is Right For You

Your significant other asked, and you said “Yes!”  You’ve selected the wedding and engagement photographer of your dreams (me).  Now, you have to figure out where you want to have your engagement photos taken. Use this guide for the most popular engagement session locations in Dayton & Cincinnati.

There are several things that make this an important decision such as what to wear, what to bring, what time of day, and what location.  As an engagement photographer in Dayton, Ohio, I go to a lot of really cool places around Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus. I suggest choosing a meaningful location to you or just a setting you like.  Did you get engaged in the Oregon District?  Choose it.  Do you love nature?  Choose Cox Arboretum.  Did you both graduate from U.D.?  Choose it. I hope that helps a bit.  And now, to help make your decisions easier, I want to share these engagement session locations with you.

A Few Engagement Session Tips

Additionally, I am providing several engagement preparation tips to make your 1-hour session a success.  It’s crucial that you allow yourself extra time to perfect your wardrobe, style yourself, and travel. I recommend arriving for your session early. You can take the opportunity to enjoy a few moments of relaxation before we begin.

Feel free to bring meaningful props or your pets.  If you bring a pet, please have a third human present to keep the pet for the remainder of the shoot.

I recommend having your hands free throughout the session, so I’d prefer not to have you carry extra clothing, a purse, drinks, or anything else. You can leave these items at our starting location, most likely in your vehicle. We can come back halfway through the session to change and freshen up.

Throughout your session, you’re encouraged to embrace your mood. Feel free to relax, laugh, and have a good time. Portraits are best when you are yourself. It’s important to remember – just because there is a camera pointing at you, you don’t have to look at the camera. Sometimes the most meaningful images are when you’re enjoying a moment instead of posing.

Popular Dayton Engagement Photo Locations

Popular Cincinnati Engagement Photo Locations

  • Alms Park Cincinnati
  • Ault Park Cincinnati
  • Devou Park Covington, KY
  • Downtown Cincinnati
  • Fountain Square
  • Eden Park Cincinnati
  • Newport On The Levee
  • Over The Rhine
  • Smale Riverfront Park
  • The Banks
  • Washington Park

Great Columbus Engagement Photo Locations

  • Arena District
  • Easton Towne Center
  • Franklin Park Conservatory
  • Inniswoods MetroPark
  • Ohio State University
  • The German Village
  • The Scioto Mile
  • The Short North

Famous New York City Engagement Photo Locations

  • Bryant Park
  • Central Park
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Times Square
  • The Village
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Why To Choose NYC: It is the most amazing place to have an engagement session.
  • Why Not To Choose NYC: It is expensive and far from Ohio.

Beautiful Chicago Engagement Photo Locations

  • Architecture
  • North Beach
  • Chicago River
  • Lake Michigan
  • Chicago River Walk
  • Grant Park
  • Lincoln Park Nature Walk
  • Why To Choose Chicago: Endless backgrounds and easy to get to from Ohio.
  • Why Not To Choose Chicago: It is a big city, so if that makes you uneasy, don’t choose Chicago.

“Kevin recently photographed our wedding and he also did our engagement photos last fall. He did such an awesome job with our wedding. We had a great time with him and his pictures were absolutely beautiful! He always had great ideas and worked through pictures quickly. Kevin was very accommodating and available to answer questions or provide any information you might need. Thank you Kevin!!”