Minnesota's Most Photogenic Places

Written by Hamy Huynh

 Photo Credits: Tami Jacobsen

Photo Credits: Tami Jacobsen

 

As a part-time fashion blogger, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity of adventuring around Minnesota for my photoshoots. Through my adventures, I’ve found a handful of locations that I believe to be some of Minnesota’s most photogenic places. These locations are perfect for senior photos, family portraits, look books or any other type of shoot you may have. If you ever get the chance to go on a photoshoot, I highly recommend checking out the following places!

 

Mill Ruins Park

Located in Downtown Minneapolis between the 3rd Avenue Bridge and the I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge, the Stone Arch Bridge was built in 1883 by railroad tycoon James J. Hill. Located at Stone Arch Bridge is the Mill Ruins Park where architecture meets industrial ruins. My favorite part of the Mill Ruins Park is that you’re able to see Minneapolis’ breathtaking skyline. On overcast days, this location is perfect for outdoor photos!

 

 Photo Credits: Tami Jacobsen

Photo Credits: Tami Jacobsen

 

 

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden located right outside of the Walker Art Museum recently reopened in summer of 2017. Since it’s grand opening in 1988, the Garden has showcased more than 40 works from the Walker Art Center’s collections such as the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry. The best part of this location is that it’s open 365 days a year from 6 am to 12 midnight. With such generous hours of operation, you can take photos from dusk till dawn.

 

 Photo Credits: Leena Yang of Elle Photography MN

Photo Credits: Leena Yang of Elle Photography MN

 

 

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Located at the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory first opened to the public in November 1915. The conservatory is open to the public 365 days a year and includes an abundance of gardens and galleries. With a wide variety of plant life, this location is perfect for adding a touch of color into your photos!

 

 Photo Credits: Anchisa Pipatpinyopong

Photo Credits: Anchisa Pipatpinyopong

 

 

Minneapolis Skyway System

The Minneapolis Skyway System is the largest system of enclosed second-level bridges in the world. Our skyways consist of 9.5 miles of pathways connecting a total of 80 city blocks. Skyways provide great natural lighting and are ideal for professional headshots or fashion look books.

 

 Photo Credits: Phuong Tran

Photo Credits: Phuong Tran

 

 

Downtown Minneapolis Parking Ramps

Surprisingly, one of my favorite places to take photos is on the top level of any parking ramp located in Downtown Minneapolis. With amazing views of Minneapolis’ skyscrapers and an endless supply of natural lighting, this location is great for capturing artistic photographs!

 

 Photo Credits: Phuong Tran

Photo Credits: Phuong Tran