5 Iconic Places
to Take Engagement Photos
in Door County
Now, it’s time to capture your personalities and the love you share in photographic form. With its unique and dreamy landscapes, hidden nooks and crannies, and plethora of beautiful sites both modern and historic, Door County is the perfect backdrop for snapping your engagement photos—no matter what wedding style you’re aiming for.
Anderson Warehouse & Dock (Ephraim)
The location’s edgy-but-beautiful graffiti can set the stage for a fun, playful, and even artsy photo shoot, while the stunning views of Eagle Harbor, its crashing waves, and the trees on the surrounding shores will give your engagement photos a natural, outdoorsy, Northern-woodsy feel. Plus, because hundreds of people leave their colorful signatures on the building each year, no two photo shoots will be alike! Bring paint so you and your partner can leave your marks too—you can’t go wrong with the classic ‘two sets of initials inside a heart!’
Cave Point County Park (Jacksonport)
Whether on a rutted cliffside with the emeralds and blues of Lake Michigan in the background or on the rock-covered beach with the peaceful lapping of the water as musical accompaniment, there’s really nowhere in this park you could snap a bad photo, even if you tried.
The Stavkirke (Washington Island)
No matter the season, the Stavkirke and the nature surrounding it make for an epic backdrop for your engagement photos. Consider taking pictures both around the grounds and inside the church, where you'll find a cozy space for snapping highly personal and exquisitely beautiful photos. For more detailed information, or for a little inspiration, check out this poetically written history by Norb Blei, one of Door County’s most-prominent writers.
Sturgeon Bay Canal North Pierhead Light
The cement-and-steel walkway, its enormous rocks, and the panoramic views of Lake Michigan provide an almost urban- or industrial-like atmosphere, and the firetruck-red exterior provides a pop of color against the blue-grays of the lake and horizon. Don’t even get us started on the sunset potential of a photo shoot here—this is an absolutely prime viewing spot, which can give your pictures an extra element of natural beauty or simply serve as a way to relax after the excitement of the shoot.
Michigan Street Bridge (Sturgeon Bay)
If you’re looking for engagement photographs with an industrial, historic, or factory-like feel, head to this bridge (or the rocky shoreline areas) where you can also incorporate the large ships docked at nearby marinas, other vessels passing through the waters, or scenes from historic downtown Sturgeon Bay.