It goes without saying that we’ve taken a lot of photos in the area. While there are many great spots, here are some of the best locations for photos in Ashland Ohio. We routinely utilize these places during photo sessions because there is plenty of variety, and everyone gets a look that’s unique.
If you’re from Ashland, you know that Freer Field has to be on the list. It’s an awesome location for photos because you can get woods, a creek, “prairie grass”, an open field, a barn… you get the point. There are plenty of great looks to choose from when you do a photoshoot at Freer Field, so definitely check it out!
Downtown Ashland Ohio
Another top pick for Ashland photos should be the downtown area. Whether you’re looking for something a little more “grungy”/urban, or you want to class it up with some of the newly renovated areas, you’ll be able to find a look.
A few of our favorite downtown photo locations:
Alley beside Uniontown Brewing Company.
Facades by Downtown Perk and Fig & Oak.
South Street (in front of Substance Church and South Street Grille)
Foundation Plaza beside Ohio Fire.
Main Street Sidewalk. The city does a great job making this stretch look beautiful during the summer, along with the revitalization of several older buildings, and you can get some incredible photos along several different storefronts.
AU is perfect for photos if you want to utilize some of their cool buildings and structures, or if you want some photos where it’s more of a “tamed” nature look. The grounds crew does an excellent job of keeping the campus looking tastefully manicured.
Audubon Wetlands Preserve
A fun, lesser-known nature area that’s perfect for photography is the Audubon Wetlands Preserve, located right down the street from McDonalds. It’s got a cool boardwalk, swamp/grasses, pavilion, and nature areas, so you’ll definitely want to check it out!
Another untamed-nature area that’s grown in popularity recently because of the paved walking paths and cool scenery is Byers Woods. Located right behind the Ashland County Health Department and the Career Center, you’ll find all kinds of nature scenes for your photos. Not only do you get multiple different wooded areas, you also get a few ponds, prairie grasses, flowers, and a cool tree that looks like a monster from Star Wars or something. There’s a nice playground for kids (if you need to bribe them to behave for the photo session) and nice bathrooms for changing (if you don’t have a portable changing tent).
Pro tip: wear your hiking boots and maybe bring along a wheeled cart for outfits as some of the locations require a bit of a hike.
Grungy/Worn Down Building with a Decommissioned Railroad Car
Quick note before we describe this one: NEVER do a photoshoot on an active railroad. It is illegal and could be life-threatening.
There’s a cool spot on Miller St (by Cabinet Restylers) with a cool, worn down building and a decommissioned railroad with an old railcar that gives you an amazing background. Definitely worth checking out soon!
Brookside West offers a good mix of nature and sports fields. We like taking soccer, baseball, and softball athletes to Brookside West because we can capture them in their element, and then also head over to the ponds, trees, and staircase nearby for a nature scene.
Coffy Creations - Exclusive Photo Location Access
When you book photos with Coffy Creations, you open up exclusive access to even more great photo locations in the Ashland area.
Private-Access Photo Locations for CCP Clients
Our small, family-owned cabin sits on a nice lot on a nearby lake. The grounds feature, well, the lake (no brainer), complete with a boat dock, canoe, and all the lily pads you could want. We installed a cool rope swing, and there are several other hidden gems available.
Rustic, Private Farm.
One of our friends has given us access to their private, abandoned farmhouse property, which has so many spots for amazing photos. We’ve only started scratching the surface here, but would love to take you.
Upstairs of an Ashland Downtown Building.
Another exclusive photo spot we have access to is the upstairs of a downtown building. It’s a little gem that has provided several client-favorite images, and we’re sure you’d love it as well.
Coffy Creations Studio.
Yet another no-brainer… CCP customers have access to our modern, stylish photography studio in downtown Ashland. Clients love the variety of looks we can accomplish, and that it’s not your typical cheesy photo studio from back in the day. When you schedule a style consult, you’ll be able to get a quick tour of the studio and get an idea of what we could create together. The possibilities are (nearly) endless!
Schedule Your Photos with Coffy Creations Photography
You now have 8+ ideas for the best photo locations in Ashland, Ohio, including some that are completely unique to Coffy Creations.
Get in touch to schedule a style consultation for your next photoshoot. We’d love to help you get amazing photos, no matter what location(s) we decide on together!