Portrait Photography at Cranbrook Gardens

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Photographers, the scenic grounds at Cranbrook Gardens are now available as an unforgettable backdrop for your next portrait photography session! 

Spring Session (Preseason) 
Please note that restrooms do not open until early May. Fountains are also typically turned on and sculptures uncovered in early May. The annuals in areas like the Sunken Garden are usually planted around Memorial Day Weekend. 

We recommend using the natural wooded areas, beautiful fieldstone walls, and rich architecture for your portraits during the preseason. Popular areas include The Mountain and the Japanese Garden.  

Sessions are to be reserved by the photographer. Individuals interested in having their photograph taken at Cranbrook should contact their desired photographer to reserve the session. Cranbrook does not provide photographers.

$300 for 1-4 people being photographed

$500 for 5-12 people being photographed
Sessions may not exceed 12 people (not including the photographer)

Advance reservations are required. Registration closes seven days in advance of the session at 9:00am.

If you are a Cranbrook Schools high school senior, CK alumni, Cranbrook employee, or current Cranbrook Schools family, please email photos@cranbrook.edu for accommodation.

Photograph of someone in a suit sitting on the steps to The Mountain.

Photography by Futurewave Images.

Cranbrook Gardens
380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Click here for a map

Additional Information
Photography is permitted in exterior spaces only. 

Please visit our Portrait Photography homepage for additional information about portrait sessions, including accessibility and parking. 

For questions about our photography policies or help with booking a photoshoot, please contact our Events Department at 248.645.3164 or photos@cranbrook.edu

Terms and Conditions
By registering for this photography session, you agree to the photography, refund, insurance, and other policies stated on our Photography Session Terms and Conditions page. 

Registration for this event has closed.