Top 5 Minneapolis Locations for Summer Family Photos

Summer in Minnesota is an absolute dream! With the kids on break and everyone feeling carefree, it’s prime time for those summer family photos. And let me tell you, we’ve got some stunning spots around Minneapolis that are just begging to be the backdrop for your family memories. Here are my top 5 picks!

Arneson Acres Park – Edina, MN

Picture-perfect doesn’t even begin to describe this gem. Arneson Acres Park is southwest of Minneapolis in Edina. With its serene vibes, charming fountain, and blooming flowers, you’ll swoon the minute you arrive and almost forget you’re in the middle of a city. Plus, there’s plenty of space for your little ones to run wild, especially on weekday mornings or evenings when we practically have the park to ourselves.

Family of three poses for their family pictures at a park south of Minneapolis.

Lebanon Hills Regional Park – Eagan, MN

Look no further if you’re after a slice of nature’s paradise. This park is a year-round stunner, boasting everything from towering pines to a tranquil beach, and just 20 minutes from Minneapolis. Trust me, it’s a favorite for family photos for a reason!

A mom and dad looking at each other smiling and enjoying their family photo session at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan, Minnesota.

Whitetail Regional Woods – Farmington, MN

Rustic charm? Check. Gorgeous lake views? Double check. This spot south of Minneapolis has it all, from wildflowers to a unique playground. Get ready for some seriously picturesque family moments!

A family of four play follow the leader during their family session at a park near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Boom Island Park – Minneapolis, MN

Calling all urban explorers! This one’s for you. Boom Island Park has quintessential Minneapolis charm, from the historic bridge to the iconic Minneapolis skyline views. And with plenty of open space, the kiddos can let loose and be their wild selves.

A family of four sit together on a blanket on the historic Boom Island Park bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Schaar’s Bluff – Hastings, MN

Rolling hills, tall grass, and panoramic river views – need I say more? Whether your family is big or small, there’s something magical about exploring this stunning location. And that view from the bluff? Absolutely breathtaking!

A family sits together on a blanket surrounded by tall grasses for their fall family photo shoot.

So there you have it – five fabulous spots just waiting to make your summer family photoshoots unforgettable. Let’s capture those precious moments together!

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