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10 Perfect Locations in Detroit for Engagement Photos | Detroit Engagement and Wedding Photographer

Downtown Detroit engagement session photography by Nicole Leanne Photography

After photographing in Downtown Detroit for years, I’ve selected my top 10 favorite locations for engagement photos. These places are perfect locations for Detroit engagement photographs in any season and will not disappoint!


This location ties in the beautiful skyline of Detroit with the natural environment. From the flowing water and weeping willows to the beautiful fields and lush open spaces, it has it all! The Belle Isle Conservatory is also a perfect place to stop for photographs while on the island. A little caveat is that you are required to have a Recreation Passport to access the island and Belle Isle requires a photography permit to photograph on the premises. So keep that in mind when selecting locations!

Couple proposal on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. Photography by Nicole Leanne Photography
Engaged couple hugging while sitting in field. Photography by Nicole Leanne Photography
Belle Isle Conservatory engagement photos. Photography by Nicole Leanne Photography
Couple dancing in front of Belle Isle Aquarium for engagement photos. Photography by Nicole Leanne Photography


Located right next to the Z Lot, The Belt is a culturally redefined alley” and is filled with amazing murals and artwork. It is a work of art in itself. When you walk down the alleyway, you are transported into a museum of color and culture. Due to the variety of murals and decor, it’s a perfect spot for photographs!

Engagement photos in front of wall murals in Downtown Detroit. Photography by Nicole Leanne Photography