Off-the-Beaten-Path Northeast Ohio Engagement Session Location Ideas: Daffodil Hill and the Garfield Memorial at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, OH
Ok. I know what you're thinking. "Engagement session in a cemetery???" But this is one of Cleveland, Ohio's hidden gems, right next to Little Italy and University Circle. This is a season-specific idea, though. If you want a spring engagement session with lots of beautiful blooms, you've got to check Lake View Cemetery out.
Lake View is known for Daffodil Hill which blooms with, you guessed it, golden daffodils by the thousands in springtime. Trust me, I'm not advocating the inclusion of tombstones in your engagement pictures, but between the daffodils and the flowering trees, there are some beautiful sights at Lake View. The second part of Lake View you have to hit up while you are there is the Garfield Memorial. Guys, this stone building is gorgeous with the most beautiful, ornate blue doors at the entrance. And if you think that's nice, wait until you take a look inside. The actual memorial room is stunning and thoughtfully designed, but climb the spiral staircases to the top, and you will see white, exposed brick walls with window light as well as a view of the Cleveland skyline and Lake Erie in the background.
Below, I've included some photos from a Spring couples session with Brigette and Eric at Lake View, so you can see what I'm talking about.
If this kind of adventure sounds fun to you and you're not too super creeped out by it being in a cemetery, hit me up! Let's do it! We could also take a stroll around little Italy or head to another Cleveland location. Hope to hear from you!!
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My name's Ashley, and I'm the photographer behind Ashley Deanna Photography. I am a fun and quirky wedding and engagement photographer serving Cleveland, OH, Akron, OH, and the Northeast Ohio region. Thanks for checking out the blog!