Any family that loves photography or family scrapbooking will love the state of Minnesota. Beautiful family photographs are at your fingertips and can be found in just about every location that you and your family may come across while visiting or vacationing. You could photograph your cute little family at the beach, in a rose garden, walking on an awesome bridge or get some family photos of your newest addition to your family, the family pet! The sky is the limit here in the state of Minnesota when it comes to snapping a priceless photograph.

Stone Arch Bridge
6th Ave. S.E. & Main St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

If you and your family are looking to expand your family scrapbook or if someone in the family is a natural photographer, this magnificent bridge is a great place to start snapping the camera. This spectacular bridge oversees some of the most awesome views in the state of Minnesota. Stand your family in front of some of the gorgeous waterfalls, focus the lens and snap some shots. You can also get more candid shots of the family looking at the view.

Photo Credit: Minneapolis Parks

Photo Credit: Minneapolis Parks

Loring Park
1382 Willow St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 370-4929

If you and your family are looking for a way to get some beautiful and memorable family photographs, you’ve come to the right place. This beautiful park represents a natural native wetland. It has colorful fish life, awesome little critters roaming about and lots of fountains to choose from so that your family photo shop habits can run “camera rapid.” You could have your family stand in front of the sculpture gardens or the museum for some very unique and priceless photos to hold sacred within your hearts forever.

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Lake Harriet
43rd St. W. and E. Lake Harriet Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 230-6475

This lake may be the answer to your prayers when it comes to expanding that family photo album. You could have your family absorb some Minnesota sun at the beach and snap away with your camera while your children are in their bathing suit attire. Then escort them to the rose garden for some pops of color. These photos will be absolutely gorgeous as well as priceless in your heart, a memory that you and your family will cherish forever.

Lake Calhoun

(credit: Explore Minnesota Tourism)

Lake Calhoun
3000 Calhoun Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 230-6400

Lake Calhoun presents an opportunity for you and your family to get some awesome family photo shots. This lake is beautiful during all seasons of the year. The kids could feed the geese while you are snapping away as they smile innocently at the lens. Take a stroll on the paths around the lake and get some shots from behind of the family walking together. Fall presents a great time to take in the reds, oranges and yellows of the season, perfect for a backdrop.

Minnehaha Falls
4801 Minnehaha Park Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417
(612) 230-6400

Minnehaha Falls has a gorgeous 53-foot waterfall surrounded by lush greenery that’s perfect for pictures. You and family can capture a great shot while standing on one of the few bridges that crosses the creek or find a spot along one of the many trails that run alongside the water. Everywhere you turn will be a new great shot for a memorable family photo. Grab a bite to eat at Sea Salt Eatery nearby to keep the smiles going.

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