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Ottawa’s Best Engagement Photo Locations

December 29, 2023

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Embark on a journey to capture the essence of your love story against some of Ottawa’s most enchanting backdrops. From historic landmarks to natural wonders, here’s a curated list of the best engagement photo locations in the capital city, ensuring your special moments are framed in timeless beauty.

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Majors Hill Park & Chateau Laurier, & The Global Centre for Pluralism, Best Engagement Photos

Step into a world of timeless elegance at Majors Hill Park, where manicured lawns and scenic pathways set the stage for romance. With the iconic Chateau Laurier gracing the background, your engagement photos will exude classic beauty and sophistication, capturing the essence of your love against this historic landmark. It’s no secret how much I adore capturing couples downtown. Whether for a wedding or engagement photos it’s truly so diverse all year round. All skin tones look amazing. The light is always so beautiful too.

Wellington Building, Bank of Canada & Post Office

For a touch of architectural grandeur, explore the stunning backdrop of Wellington Street. The Wellington Building, Bank of Canada, and Post Office provide a blend of historic charm and impressive structures, creating a sophisticated ambiance for your engagement photos. The fun addition of dogs during an engagement session is always welcomed. However, I do recommend you have a handler who can manage them since we don’t usually do the whole session with them.

Coastal Romance at Britannia Beach & Petrie Island Beach

Opt for a coastal charm by choosing between Britannia Beach and Petrie Island Beach. Britannia Beach offers sandy shores and breathtaking views of the Ottawa River, while Petrie Island Beach boasts a serene backdrop that captures the essence of your love against the beauty of nature. Both couples wanted to have fun and truly push me creatively which I adore. Whenever couples want to have fun it makes my job that much more fun.

Blossoming Beauty at the Arboretum and Ornamental Gardens Best Engagement Photos

Immerse yourselves in the fleeting beauty of cherry blossoms at the Arboretum or Ornamental Gardens. The delicate hues of blossoms create a dreamlike atmosphere. Making these locations perfect for capturing the romance of the season in your engagement photos. It’s always such a popular time of year to capture the blossoms, however, the arboretum is quite beautiful all year round. Lot’s of champagne was popped this year and I’m not mad about it. It definitely helps to calm any nerves you might have before the session.

Tranquility at Walter Baker Park Kanata & Lime Kiln Ruins Engagement Photos

Escape the urban hustle and embrace the tranquility of Walter Baker Park in Kanata. The diverse landscapes, including serene lakes and lush greenery, provide a breathtaking backdrop for your engagement photos. Alternatively, discover the historic charm of Lime Kiln Ruins, offering a unique and rustic setting for your love story. The most unique and fun detail that one couple brought was homemade chocolate chip cookies. I was even given a bag to take home which was so yummy.

Intimate Moments: Private Cottage & At-Home Session Engagement Photos

For a personal touch, consider an intimate engagement session at a private cottage or the comfort of your own home. These settings allow for genuine moments, creating a relaxed atmosphere that reflects the intimacy and uniqueness of your relationship. What we love most about these sessions is that we can capture a space that is truly unique and yours. A fun activity is to bake cookies, drink coffee, or use the space itself as the backdrop.


With these handpicked engagement photo locations in Ottawa, you’re sure to find the perfect setting to capture the magic of your love. Whether it’s the historic charm of Majors Hill Park, the coastal romance of Britannia Beach, the blossoming beauty of the Arboretum, or the intimate moments at a private cottage, Ottawa offers a diverse range of backdrops to frame your love story in enchanting elegance.

If you are looking for more inspiration to Ottawa’s Best Engagement Photo Locations, check out our Beautiful Engagement Photo Locations Blog.

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