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        Best Engagement Photo locations in Ottawa.

        Having photographed couples all over the city, I’m often asked for the best engagement photo locations in Ottawa. Well, I’ve put together this location guide as a reference to find the best spots for your shoot. Don’t hesitate to get in touch If you want to chat about a place that caught your eye, or want to explore somewhere new with me!

        Wandering Downtown Ottawa

        The architecture is stunning, as the sun sets, it hits the buildings beautifully. From Wellington Street, to Spark street to parliament Hill, there is a million places to choose from. If you want a city backdrop for your shoot, get in touch and we’ll plan the perfect route.

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        Aylmer Marina & Beach.

        A quieter beach on the Quebec side, this is one of my favourite spots for a sunset shoot. The sun sets right across the water, creating that wonderful glowing light for the last half of the shoot. And with some old architecture and marina on one end, and rockier shoreline on the other, there is a ton of backgrounds to utilize for variety in your photos.

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        Mackenzie King Estate

        Mackenzie King estates is another popular choice for engagement photos. It has all kinds of amazing hidden gems and is a great spot for every season.

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        Luskville Falls

        Luskville Falls is a great location if you want to get out of the city, showcase a little more nature and get away from the crowds. The trail is a little rockier, but outside the trail is the Gatineau hills, which make for another perfect backdrop as the sun sets.

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        The Arboretum/Ornamental Gardens

        The Ornamental Gardens and Arboretum are a popular spot for a reason. Beautiful mature trees and gardens everywhere, it’s easy to find a million photo spots here. I usually recommend picking one or the other, as both spaces are definitely big enough to spend the full hour.
        Tip: If you have your engagement photos in May, you’ll likely catch the beautiful pink blooms here!

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        Your Favourite Cafe or Shop

        Did you both meet in a particular shop? Or have a favourite cafe or restaurant? I always try to encourage couples to make their engagement photos uniquely theirs. Including a place you spend a lot or time or that has meaning to you is always a great idea.

        Tip: Asking the store or cafe ahead of time is best as they may have busy times of day when they prefer photos not be taken!
        Tip #2: This is also a great option for winter engagement photos, when you may not want to spend a full hour feeling freezing cold outside!

        Best Engagement Photo locations in Ottawa

        PS. Check the blog page regularly for more photos of beautiful engagement shoots in these spots!

        Get in touch

        For bookings, questions and inquiries, get in touch by filling out the contact form below. If you don’t hear from me within 24 hours, send me an email at agatha.rowland@gmail.com