Michelle and Michael’s engagement photo session took place in Cherokee Park. Cherokee park is a 409-acre (166 ha) municipal park located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It was designed, like 18 of Louisville’s 123 public parks, by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture. Beargrass Creek runs through much of the park, and is crossed by numerous pedestrian and automobile bridges. As the land was located around Beargrass Creek, it was hilly and ill suited to farming. Prior to its conversion as a park, the land was used primarily for animal grazing, although much of it was wooded. By 1893 the land was carved into six estates, including Cochran’s (which was sold to the city after his death in 1889). The other estates belonged to the Bonnycastle 63 acres, Barret 20 acres, Morton & Griswold 106 acres (0.43 km2), Alexander 25 acres families, respectively. Those and two small lots under 1-acre were bought by 1891. Additional land from the Longest, Barringer and Belknap families would be added to expand the park to its modern size.
Needless to say and by seeing Michelle and Michael’s photos, Cherokee Park is a wonderful and diverse place for engagement photography.
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