Photography at Ford House

Make your special day even more memorable by capturing your photos on the breathtaking grounds at Ford House. The estate provides the perfect backdrop for photography, from family and newborn photos, engagements to bride-and-groom portraits, high school senior and prom photos, and more.

Ford House staff have created a seamless process to ensure all guests capture their desired photographs. Below are the steps to reserving a session.

  • Fill out the online request form here.
  • Please note: We ask that sessions be booked 3 weeks prior to the guest’s arrival.
  • A member of our Visitor Experience team will reach out to you to ensure we have all the details of your session, including the preferred date and time.
  • A contract will be created, emailed, and e-signed by the client, photographer, and videographer (if applicable).
  • A confirmation document detailing arrival and departure information will be sent to the client.
  • On the day of your session, you will be greeted by a Ford House staff member who will escort you around the estate and ensure you have a pleasant experience.

All estate policies, including prohibited equipment and estate guidelines, will be outlined in the photography session contract.

If you’re interested in our current photography session prices, click HERE.  Photographers, please click HERE if you’re interested in taking photos at Ford House.

Please note:

  • The Friends of Ford House price is not valid for photo sessions of 10 or more guests.
  • The inside of the historic buildings is not available for photography sessions.

For more information, email or call 313-884-4222.

Explore our Frequently Asked Questions about Photography at Ford House.

2024 Photography Release Form

Special Thanks

Ford House is grateful for the generous support of Ford Motor Company Fund and helping us fulfill our educational mission and making Ford House more accessible to our community.

About Ford House

Ford House is a 501c3 nonprofit and National Historic Landmark. Experience the historic family home of Edsel Ford, the only son of Henry Ford, and his wife, Eleanor. Visitors from all over the world come to wander, wonder, and explore the beauty of this 1928 National Historic Landmark and uncover a unique piece of the American automotive story in metro Detroit. Learn more below.