The Lytle Park Hotel made the perfect location for some fancy, classy engagement pictures in Cincinnati.

Opened in early June 2020, the Lytle Park Hotel has a stunning rooftop bar and restaurant, and an even better atrium full of trees, bold colors and fixtures, and a dazzling bar right in the center. I cam here a few weeks prior to this shoot with my cousin, and knew that I absolutely had to get a shoot in here before I headed back to Chicago for a while. Luckily, I had an awesome couple, Angela and Andrew, who had been talking with me about engagement pictures in Cincinnati while I was in town. We were of course hoping for some sun so we could get those dreamy, romantic AF pictures on the rooftop, but we were greeted with stormy skies in downtown Cincinnati. We didn't wanna skip out on that rooftop, so we used the indoor area and still managed to show a peek of the Great American building in the background.

Angela and Andrew were so sweet and giggly, and we had so much to talk about from travel to work to different cities we've all been to or lived in. We cheers-ed with a couple drinks from the bar at Lytle Park Hotel in between taking these engagement pictures, and man do I wanna get dressed up a little more and go back next time I'm in Cincinnati!

man in gray suit and woman in blue dress on couch at Lytle Park Hotel main atrium

Engagement pictures at the Lytle Park Hotel atrium

man kissing woman and she laughs in the lobby of the Lytle Park Hotel in Cincinnati
Asian man and blonde woman kiss in green booth at Lytle Park Hotel engagement session
man and woman sit in green booth at Lytle Park Hotel for their engagement pictures

The Lytle Park Hotel is also a great new wedding venue, part of the Autograph Collection hotels.

I did a little more research into the hotel and the hotel group, and it turns out that another well-known Chicago wedding venue, the Drake Oakbrook, is also part of the Autograph Collection hotel group. I can't wait to shoot Jenna and Adam's wedding at the Drake Oakbrook next spring, and after being inside one of these gorgeous hotels, I can't help but think I'm going to start creating a collection of photos from this impressive hotel line!

man in grey suit and woman in blue dress holding a glass of white wine kiss in green booth at Lytle Park Hotel
man in grey suit and woman in blue dress holding a glass of white wine kiss in green booth at Lytle Park Hotel

Engagement pictures at Lytle Park Hotel bar

man in grey suit hugs woman in blue dress from behind in front of gold chandelier at Lytle Park Hotel bar

Lytle Park Hotel wedding venue

gold band engagement ring with round diamond and two triangle side stone diamonds
blonde woman in blue dress sits at the bar at the Lytle Park Hotel, laughing with fiance in grey suit standing behind
young couple kisses at Juliet balcony at Lytle Park Hotel atrium
young engaged couple in blue and grey kissing in front of gold chandelier at Lytle Park Hotel bar

Despite hoping for sunshine and literally driving into the storm downtown, we made the rooftop area work before it opened to other guests, and took full advantage of that space that we had all to ourselves. Y'all know I'm a big outdoors person, so a rooftop is the best of both worlds when you love a city vibe with the open feel of being outdoors. Helllooooo, summer!

Asian man and blonde white woman hold hands and smile at each other at Vista, rooftop bar at Lytle Park Hotel
young woman with blonde hair smiles as man in grey suit hugs her from behind on the rooftop of Lytle Park Hotel
man in grey suit twirling woman in long blue dress on Lytle Park Hotel rooftop engagement pictures

Lytle Park Hotel rooftop engagement

young woman in blue dress hugs fiance's arm and leans on his shoulder at Lytle Park Hotel Vista rooftop

Finally, we headed to Roebling bridge to finish their engagement pictures.

Roebling bridge is an iconic spot for engagement pictures in Cincinnati, and it's my favorite thing to brag about when people mention anything about New York. "Well did you know that the Roebling Bridge in Cincinnati was a prototype to the Brooklyn Bridge?" It seems that Andrew, who is from New York, and Audrey and Will, who also moved here from New York and chose to do their engagement pictures on Roebling Bridge, did in fact know that. So maybe it's not impressive. Or maybe it's really impressive, which is why lots of my clients already know it.

Either way, it's one of my favorite spots in Cincinnati to shoot all types of pictures, and Angela even matched her blue dress to the blue of the bridge! Thoughtful little touches like this can make a huge difference in the final photos, and I love how this entire session came out!

man in gray suit holds hand of woman in long blue dress on Roebling Bridge engagement pictures
man in gray suit dips woman in blue dress in the middle of Roebling Bridge for Cincinnati engagement pictures

Roebling Bridge engagement pictures

man in grey suit holds hand of blonde woman in blue dress as they walk near the Roebling Bridge for engagement pictures
man in grey suit holds hand of blonde woman in blue dress as they walk near the Roebling Bridge for engagement pictures

Thank you to the Lytle Park Hotel for their hospitality!

See more Roebling Bridge engagement pictures here.

About the Photographer


Alana is a Chicago based wedding photographer for those who love all things bright and colorful, along with beautifully posed, curated moments mixed with real, candid laughter.

She has worked in over 10 cities across the US, including NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nashville, and of course her home base, Chicago.

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