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Columbus Unique Family Holiday Photo Locations

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Not only is holiday shopping on your list, but taking a holiday or New Year’s family photo is also a likely priority. Whether you send out a digital photo or a physical copy through the mail, make sure you snap the perfect picture with a great backdrop! Taking a picture in front of a known landmark or a beautiful landscape can definitely add a special touch to your cards. Here are a handful of special places to take a family photo in Columbus, Ohio.

Schiller ParkSchiller Park 

In the heart of Columbus’s German Village, Schiller Park is 23.5 acres of lush, verdant space. With tranquil fishing ponds and beautiful gardens, this is a perfect place for any family to have their holiday pictures taken, whether with your children or your pets! 
photo credit: Expedia

 

Ohio StatehouseThe Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio Statehouse provides a lively and spirited location for holiday pictures. Their holiday festival and tree lighting event on December 1 is a great time to take some fun pictures. Afterwards, you can snack on some refreshments, sing with the carolers, ride the model trains, or hang out with various community mascots!

 

The Iuka Ravine 

Iuka Revine

Near Ohio State University, the Iuka Ravine is a beautiful location for family photos that is flush with old, weathered trees, quaint cottages, and maybe even some curious wildlife. Watch out for the photobombing deer!
photo credit: University District 

 

 

Inniswood Metro Gardens

Inniswood

Once a 37-acre estate belonging to sisters Grace and Mary Innis, Inniswood Metro Gardens has grown into 121-acres of natural splendor, filled with beautiful gardens and wandering wildlife, ideal for a family holiday photoshoot. 
photo credit: Cassidy Dawn
 

 

 

Homestead Park

Homestead Park

Homestead Park in Hilliard is a popular place for families to have their holiday portraits taken. This 44-acre park offers a charming country atmosphere and boasts a covered bridge, train station replica, and two barns for a variety of scenic backdrops. Don’t forget to include your little fur baby in the picture, as this park is pet-friendly!
photo credit: James Richter