Ten of The Best Indianapolis Engagement Photo Locations

When it comes to engagement photography, choosing your location can be the hardest part, especially if you live near a big city like Indianapolis. If you feel overwhelmed and you don’t know where to start, let me help you! After years of photography, I’ve narrowed down the top ten most interesting and beautiful Indianapolis engagement photo locations.  

a couple kisses at coxhall gardens amphitheater

Ten of The Best Indianapolis Engagement Photo Locations

Coxhall Gardens, Carmel

If you’re looking for a spot with variety, this is it. Coxhall Gardens has ponds, a gazebo, luscious gardens, and a clock tower. It’s beautiful, quaint, with a lavish, classy vibe.

P.S. This place gets busy in the summer, so plan ahead and book early. If you’re looking for an Indianapolis or Carmel photographer, click here for my availability!

a couple laughs on a step at Newfields art museum in Indianapolis

White River State Park

I love White River State Park because of the location! You are smack dab in the middle of Indianapolis, with access to the riverwalk, huge, gorgeous skylines, and more. Plus, after your session, it’s the perfect spot for a date night!

If you and your boo are city lovers but still enjoy a nature vibe, this is the Indianapolis engagement photo locations for you.

at holcomb gardens in indianapolis, a couple dances along the white river

Holcomb Gardens

Holcomb Gardens is truly my secret spot for Indianapolis engagement photo locations. No really, I do about 50% of my engagement photography sessions here!

Picture gorgeous willow trees with a creek running right through the middle. You can dance in the flower gardens or kiss under Butler’s bell tower and fountain- it’s a luscious green wonderland!

fort harrison state park engagement photos

Fort Harrison State Park

Another Indy State Park for the win for Indianapolis engagement photo locations. This gem has a river running through it, a lake, rolling hills, and TONS of forest. Fort Harrison State Park is great for creek stomping, providing beautiful symmetry and tree lines, right on the edge of the city. Plan ahead because this location gets busy in the fall.

a couple walking through a colorful forest at Newfields art museum


The Newfields Art Museum in Indianapolis is totally worth the $50 permit fee. It has colorful gardens, woods, beautiful mansions and more! I recommend getting your Indianapolis engagement photos taken here at a golden hour if you can. 

Pro tip: go in the morning before they open to avoid crowds!

a couple poses with their pup at a park in Indianapolis

Holliday Park

If you’re looking for an interesting, unique Indianapolis engagement photo location with some history, check out Holliday Park. Ruins were brought into the park for historical education, and they also have 94 acres and 3.5 miles of trails. The tall grassy ruins, tropical plants, woods, and walkways, all provide interesting aesthetics for your engagement photography session.

a couple sitting on a bench overlooking a forest during indiana engagement photos

Cataract Falls, Spencer

Want your engagement photography done next to the largest waterfall in Indiana? Cataract falls is just 1.5 hours southwest of Indianapolis. You can walk in the water in front of the 86 feet of cascade falls, which makes for some incredible pictures.

Pro tip: There is no shade, so doing this one at golden hour is a must!

engagement photos in downtown indianapolis

Downtown Indianapolis

An obvious one, I know. But don’t overlook the potential of the city for an Indianapolis engagement photo location! Downtown Indianapolis is a fantastic spot for city lovers. There are so many good spots: Monument Circle, murals, South Bend Coffee Co., and much, much more!

engagement photos at sunset in the Carmel Arts District

Carmel Arts District

Although I am not ONLY a Carmel photographer, I love doing sessions here because there are so many gems in this town. The Carmel Arts District is full of adorable little restaurants, wineries, coffee shops, theaters, and more. 

For some additional date night pics, I recommend posing near the brick roads, cute light posts, and murals!

indiana state park engagement photos

100 Acre Woods

Last but not least on my list of Indianapolis engagement photo locations are the 100 Acre Woods, also known as the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. They’re affiliated with the Newfields art museum and one of the largest museum art parks in the country! This gem has woodlands, wetlands, meadows (oh my!) not to mention a lake, rotating art pieces, overlooks, and more. Great for a picnic session or a beach sesh.

Indianapolis Engagement Photo Locations

Well, my midwest friends, I hope this list helps you narrow down the PERFECT Indianapolis engagement photo locations for you and your partner’s session! And don’t forget, you can reach out to me here to secure your engagement session with me at one of these beautiful Indianapolis locations!

a couple dancing in a field in Indiana during engagement photos

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