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Best Engagement Session Locations Near Dayton Ohio

Below is a list of some of the best locations in the Dayton area to have engagement photos taken.  You are free to choose any of these or choose your own.  The guide is designed to give the bride and groom a quick reference as to the benefits and drawbacks to various engagement session locations in Dayton.  These sites are great locations in Dayton Ohio for family photography or other types of photography.

Cox Arboretum

  • West Carrolton
  • Ponds
  • Trees
  • Flowers
  • Fields
  • Rocks
  • 4 Story Observation Tower
  • Negative: always dozens/hundreds of people in the park
  • Second Street Market

Downtown Dayton

  • Urban
  • Bricks
  • Graffiti
  • Buildings
  • Trains
  • Negative: always very busy on Saturday

Carriage Hill Metropark

  • Huber Heights
  • Trees
  • Barns
  • Fences
  • Field
  • Negative: Limited hours in the evenings

Riverscape

  • Fifth/Third Field (Dayton Dragons)
  • Wright Brothers sculpture
  • Crosswalks
  • Buildings
  • Courthouse Square
  • Negative: busy with traffic

Oregon District

  • Urban
  • Bricks
  • Buildings
  • Graffiti
  • Colorful
  • Alleys
  • Historic homes
  • Bridge
  • Train

Hills And Dales Metropark

  • Kettering/Oakwood
  • Trees
  • Pond
  • Waterfall (small)
  • Flowers
  • Trail
  • Wood structures
  • Benches
  • Negative: It is quite dark in the woods, so I do these during bright times of the day
  • Charleston Falls

Tipp City/Huber Heights

  • Waterfall (huge)
  • Trail
  • Pond
  • Field
  • Negative: 1/2 mile hike to the falls and more to the pond

Smith Gardens

  • Oakwood
  • Flowers
  • Building
  • Stream/creek
  • Trees
  • Negative: very small and often crowded