Photo Location Ideas in Fargo-Moorhead

Photo Location Ideas in Fargo-Moorhead

Are you looking for photo location inspiration in the Fargo-Moorhead area? I’ve been a photographer in the region for 15 years and here are some of my go-to spots!

While inspiration is helpful, it’s important to know that the location is only a small part of what makes a great photo. Light is always more important than the location and will change with time of day, season and weather. It’s amazing to me how I can shoot at the same locations all year and get totally different images! No matter what location we choose, I will always look for the light. If the light is better across the street from where we planned to shoot…we’ll probably move!

If you’ve ever tried to duplicate a “Pinterest” image you’ll know that it’s impossible to create exact copies because there are a LOT of factors that make up a great photo. Along with lighting, your outfits, personality, the emotion of the moment, body language and the image composition all work together to create something new!

From outdoor, lush green settings to busy, urban streets – there are locations to fit every style. As you choose your location, think about how you’ll be using the photos. If prints from your session will hang in your home, perhaps there is a color scheme you want to follow. Or maybe you want the session to match the vibe of your upcoming wedding. Whatever your preferences, I’m always happy to provide tips and suggestions.

Fargo Theatre Area + Broadway Square

Inside the Fargo Theatre:

Northern Plains Botanical Garden in North Fargo (a hidden gem, seriously!)

Trollwood Park in North Fargo:
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Federal courthouse building in Downtown Fargo:

First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Fargo:

Buffalo River Pumpkin Patch in the fall

Island Park in the Winter:

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Blue Eagle Lake in Barnesville, MN (30 min from Fargo):

MB Johnson Park

Babb’s Coffee

Drekker Brewing Company:
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Horizon Shores

Jasper Hotel Terrace

Jasper Hotel Lobby

Ivy + Rose Warehouse

Rustic Oaks

The Rourke Art Museum:

The top of the Robert Commons parking garage:

 Inside the Robert Commons parking garage (must shoot in here at very specific times of day for the light to be right!):

Hotel Donaldson rooftop

One of my favorites: wandering random Downtown Fargo streets!


The bridge by 20Below Coffee

Main Ave Train Depot:

8th Street (Nichole’s Fine Pastry):

Sanctuary Events:

Ivy Wall on Roberts:

The light pink wall at Moorhead Center Mall:

Orchard Glen during apple blossom season:

The Rose Creek area during blossom season


Oak Grove football field:

Oak Grove park:

The willow trees on the Concordia College campus:

Other spots around the Concordia College Campus

Gooseberry Park (Moorhead) river trails:

Buffalo River State Park:
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Maplewood State Park (About 60 miles from Fargo)

NDSU Campus:

20Below Coffee:

Moorhead Dairy Queen:

St. Mary’s Cathedral in Downtown Fargo:
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Heritage Hjemkomst Center:

Outdoors around the Heritage Hjemkomst center:

Lion’s Conservancy Park:
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Wheat fields in the fall:

At the lake in Detroit Lakes, MN (50 miles from Fargo):
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Plains Art Museum in Downtown Fargo:

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The water fall and lake area at Rendezvous Park

On your family farm:

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Oxbow Country Club:
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Ice Palace in Detroit Lakes (The local winter carnival only happens for a week in February, every other year):

Bluestem Center:
Dunton Locks in Detroit Lakes, MN (50 miles from Fargo):
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And of course, there’s my studio!

I hope this list helps you as you consider locations for your upcoming photo session!

xoxo, Abby

Abby Anderson is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer in Fargo, ND + Moorhead, MN


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