Sunday, October 28, 2012

Indy-Area Settings and Locations For Family Pictures!

Below is a list of locations that are great for taking all types of photos! 
Both near and far to the Indy area, these locations have been tried and true as gorgeous settings to take pictures for any occasion. 

We've included locations, links where possible, and photos from some locations as well. 
We've also mentioned a few of the local photographers who took these pictures.
Please pass this blog and Facebook page on to others who would find this info useful!

To add your favorite spot to our growing list, email Mindy at

Enjoy........and smile big!    
-Dan and Mindy Irish


-Avon Gardens-
Trees, Landscaped Gardens, Bridge, Water
Entry fee for pictures; Confirm before you go
(Suggested by Nicole!)
8 miles west of Indy on County Road 91 North, Avon
Get More Info Here!

-Canal, Downtown Indy-
Waterway with city backdrop
Specifically great near the Hall of Champions
Picture above taken by photographer Jamie Myers
Get More Info On the Canal Here!

-Conner Prairie-
Trees, Buildings, Trails, Bridge, Fields
General Admission fees to the park
126th and Allisonville Road, Fishers
Get More Info Here!

-Cool Creek Park-
Fields, Gardens, Trails
(Suggested by Elizabeth!)
156th Street, Westfield

-Cox Hall Gardens-
Gardens, Architecture, Stone Walls
(Suggested by Darla and Jamie!)
Pictures above taken by Photographer Jamie Myers 
116th in Carmel
Get More Info on Cox Hall Gardens Here!

-Falls Park-
(Suggested by Beth!)

-Flowing Well Park-
Trees, Fence, Open Area, Bridge, Well Structure, Trails
Pictures above taken by Juel Photography!
116th Street and Gray Road, Carmel

-Ft. Benjamin Harrison-
Rolling Hills, Trails, Trees, Fields
Entry fee for State Park
(Suggested by Rene'!)
Get More Info Here!

-Geist Park-
Gardens, Water scape
(Suggested by Sandra!)
Florida Rd, Fortville (near 113th and Olio Roads)

-Holcomb Gardens-
Perennial Gardens, Statues, Pond, Gazebo
Picture above taken by Photographer Jamie Myers
Campus of Butler University

-Holliday Park-
Gardens, Stairs, Trees, Trails, Fields
(Suggested by Courtney and Jamie!)
62nd and Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis
Get More Info Here!

 -Indianapolis Museum of Art-
Gardens, Architecture, Trails, "Hundred Acres" area
(Suggested by Katie, Leslie, and Jamie!)
Picture above taken by Photographer Jamie Myers
West side of Indy
Get More Info Here!

-Shady Side Park-
Love the Red Covered Bridge!

-Spyglass Falls Neighborhood-
Falls, Gardens, Park Bench
(Note: Neighborhood has posted a sign regarding picture taking,
so take notice if you attempt this site.)
(Suggested by Lydia!)
116th in Fishers, east of Cumberland Road

-West Park-
Open fields, Trails, Unique Playground Equipment, Bridges, Pond, Flowing Stream
(Suggested by Jamie!)
Carmel, 116th and Towne Road
Get More Info Here!


-White River Gardens-
Part of the Indianapolis Zoo; Gardens
(Suggested by Katie and Shannon!)


-Ambassador House, Heritage Park-
170-year-old farm home with front porch; Gardens
Picture above taken by Photographer Rachel Ralstin!
106th and Eller Road, Fishers

Historic homes, Graffiti Walls, Monon Trail and Bridge
(Suggested by Tami!)

-Downtown Streets with Housing Backdrops-
Zionsville, Carmel, Indy
(Suggested by Jamie!)

Legal Graffiti Walls
E. Palmer Street at American Tent
Walls and architecture used as a canvas for legal urban art
(Suggested by Lydia!)


-Downtown Indy, on the Circle-
(Suggested by Kristen!)

-Downtown Noblesville Alleys; Brick Streets- 
(Suggested by Elizabeth and Lydia!)

-Downtown Pendleton-
(Suggested by Beth!)

-Forest Park and Railroad Tracks-
Picture above taken by Photographer Jamie Myers


  1. Do you have any suggestions for places inside? My daughter will be 18 months in February and I am wanting to get some pictures done, but indoors, since it will be cold.

  2. Hello Amber! I just saw this. Outside of regular studios around town, I'm not sure of great indoor locations actually. That gets tough due to lighting if you're doing it yourself. There's always the museum or even the butterfly gardens at the Zoo. Just a thought.