*Evening session changes to 4:30pm - 6:30pm in October
The scenic gardens, iconic artwork, and other natural and tended outdoor spaces at Cranbrook Gardens are now available as an unforgettable backdrop for your next professional portrait photography session!
Please note that these 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.
As a National Historic Landmark with students and residents on campus, portrait photography is only permitted in select areas, must follow our campus and photography policies, and requires a paid reservation by a professional photographer.
All portrait photographers must book a photography session to take photographs (including senior, family, engagement, wedding, and other portrait photography) at Cranbrook Gardens.
Amateur photography is permitted to document your visit to Cranbrook Gardens. Please refrain from photographing special events without a professional photographer and reservation.
Revenue from photography sessions and other special events helps support our nonprofit organization.
Photography Session Admission
$300 for 1-2 people being photographed
$500 for 3-12 people being photographed
Sessions may not exceed 12 people (not including the photographer)
Each session is for a 2-hour block of time
Please click the registration links at the bottom of this page to reserve a date and time for your photography session. Registration is required 7 business days in advance.
If you are a Cranbrook Schools high school senior, CK alumni, Cranbrook employee, or current Cranbrook Schools family, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for accommodation.
380 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
You are welcome to photograph on the exterior grounds surrounding Cranbrook House during your session. Popular areas include the Sunken Garden, the Reflecting Pool area, by Turtle Fountain, the Japanese Garden, and the Cranbrook House Courtyard. No indoor areas are available.