When it comes to your Ottawa engagement photos, location is everything! Not only will it complement the imagery, but will also help you refine other aspects of your shoot – such as your attire, light, backdrops, etc. Luckily, there is no shortage of breathtaking spots where you can have stunning couples photos taken. As an engagement photographer in Ottawa, my passion has enabled me to discover and explore many locations with my couples. So today, I decided to share my top 7 and inspire your senses!
Pinhey's Point Historic Park
One of the most versatile places where you can have different backdrops to frame your love. Regardless of the season, it is enchanting by the water, to simply wander among the trees, or enjoy the meadows. And the golden glow? Surreal! Love it during Autumn – the golden foliage will dreamily adorn your couple photography.
Wish to add a dash of historical flair and whole lotta magic? This gorgeous 200-year-old manor and its manicured green space will wholeheartedly welcome your love story. The estate boasts woodland areas which provide you with the unique opportunity for some light and shadow play. Not to mention the glorious architecture that will prove to be an amazing backdrop!
The Arboretum or Ornamental Garden
Another favorite – one of the most amazing locations for your Ottawa engagement photos! It's filled with cute foot bridges, willow trees and colorful flowers. You will get versatility, an intimate feel when timed properly, and romantic spots to spark your passion.
The Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau
This is a great location to opt for if you wish your engagement photos to feature the gorgeous skyline of Ottawa. As the museum has a beautiful outdoor area, the light – especially during golden hour; is completely enchanting! Plus, the architecture is unique and magnificent, adding a wow factor to your couple photography.
The Rideau Falls Park
It is no secret that waterfalls make great locations for Ottawa photos. Among the perfectly manicured gardens and charming woodland areas, Rideau Falls Park offers the rare possibility to enjoy the powerful shimmer of the waterfall and have amazing backdrops on the bridge.
The Ottawa Art Gallery
Beautiful clean contemporary spaces, large windows for the perfect flow of light, and unique backdrops to add interest to your Ottawa engagement photos! The art gallery will provide a wonderfully stylish and modern touch to your session, perfectly matching your authentic vibe. You can also have your photos in the cafe, and even on the rooftop after golden hour, surrounded by twinkling lights! Got to love that urban charm!
The OAG is also an amazing and unique wedding venue!
Walter Baker Park Kanata
Of course, yet another park to spice up your couple photography! What is great about parks is that they look absolutely magical in any season – yes, especially in snowy winters! In this one, there are also other lovely elements, like a small pond and a gazebo; that can seamlessly elevate your pictures.
Hope you love these spots for your Ottawa engagement photos! If you have another one in mind, I would love to explore it with you. Whatever you choose, feel free to get in contact, and let’s capture your magic!