Looking for a beautiful place to have your family photos done in Syracuse, NY? Be sure to consider the Butterfly Garden of HOPE located at the southern end of Onondaga Lake Parkway. When looked at from an aerial view the garden is shaped like a butterfly. The garden was created as a memorial for anyone suffering with the loss of a loved one and lists many resources available to those in need. The garden has a small gazebo and benches that are available for hour rentals and is often a spot that is hosting small weddings, proms, or family gatherings. The garden is right on the water and has a red brick path running through the middle. Bricks are purchased and dedicated as a memorial to loved ones as well as funding to the HOPE foundation.
This is a great spot to have your family photos done because it is usually quiet. It has beautiful flowers and also some small sandy areas right on the lake that make for a beachy feel. There are no playgrounds at this location which helps to decrease the temptation for little ones during the shoot!