Three Picture-Perfect Engagement Photo Hotspots

The location of you and your soon-to-be say a lot about you as a couple. Here are some of the best places in the 513.
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Ault Park

Ault Park

Photograph courtesy of Cincinnati Park Board


There’s a reason this romantic park is a go-to destination for so many couples. You can snuggle up on the stone wall of the Heekin Overlook with the Little Miami River Valley as the backdrop, or cozy together on one of the park benches surrounded by manicured flower gardens. At the Pavilion, you’ll find grand white pillars and archways that feel both elegant and dramatic, while two sets of regal stone staircases serve as bookends for the cascading waterfall. Mt. Lookout, aultparkac.org


Findlay Market

Findlay Market

Photograph by Kelly Lanser


We would argue this is Cincinnati’s most colorful setting for engagement photos. As one of the Queen City’s oldest and most beloved mainstays, Findlay Market is bursting with vibrant storefronts and rich urban textures. Opt for a classic Findlay Market photo in front of one of the entrance signs, or post up at one of the classic red tables in the beer garden. Grab some drinks and give a cheers, or steal away for a tender portrait shot in a storefront doorway. Over-the-Rhine, findlaymarket.org


Smale Riverfront Park

Smale Riverfront Park

Photograph courtesy of Cincinnati Park Board


Can’t decide between nature and city? This is the best of both worlds. A sprawling green space, bright flower gardens, and an up-close view of the Ohio River give you earthy backdrops, while killer skyscrapers are visible in every direction. Plus, you can add a little whimsy with a ride on Carol Ann’s Carousel, a frolic through the water fountains, or a dance on the life-sized piano. Oh, there’s also the beautiful Roebling Bridge. Downtown, cincinnatiparks.com/smale-riverfront-park/