CHOOSING YOUR LOCATION
I shoot all of my sessions "on location," or, not in studio (since I don't have a studio space to offer). This means that YOU, for the most part, get to choose your location! You might have a space in mind, but if you don't we can work together to pick a place that best suits you and the look you want to achieve in your photos. Here are some ideas to get youo started. Please note, this list is by NO MEANS inclusive, but there are many great options listed!
It's always a pleasure to be able to use spaces like family farms and properties. For best results, we can work together to prepare for the session by sending me some photos of the property before hand. Your rural property, uncle's farm, or grandma's house on the beach are all a photographer's dream!
One of my favourite spots throughout the year as it offers a variety of looks and spaces including a stone bridge, walkways, various trees, Willows and a stream.
One of my personal favourites, this park has beautiful cherry blossoms early May and gorgeous gardens by about mid-June that are ideal for small children to be photographed with. There is also a picturesque white staircase, willow trees, and access to the river and walking bridge.
I always love doing photos here as itt looks great year around. In the fall there are lots of gorgeous colours, the spring and summer lots of greenery, and in the winter it is one of my favourites with trails and greenery. *I have been 'warned' once by the conservation authority on site that a permit is required. This is a risk at this location.
ON THE GRAND
Have a favourite spot by the Grand River? I'd love to shoot your photos there!
Nearby my home, I have a few empty lots that I have used in the past. I have checked in with their neighbours to ensure this is ok. The tall grass and trees offer a gorgeous backdrop at sunset. Be warned, these areas are usually fairly mosquito ridden, but nothing some bug spray can't help!
Hamilton/ Ancaster, ON
How could you NOT love a session by the falls!? Albion was quite accessible and session friendly the last time I was there, but things may have changed recently. Sherman falls in Ancaster is another nearby waterfall, best for older children or parents up for a little bit of footwork as the trail leads right up to the waterfall.
Another favourite trail location, there is the train station and railway, streams and lots of gorgeous landscapes.
Port Dover, ON
PORT DOVER BEACH FRONT/PIER
One of my absolute favourite spots! Perfect for your summery engagement, maternity, family or children's session. We can use the pier, beach, the water, the rocks by the water, and even the marina if wanted.
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ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (TRAIL)
The RBG is a beautiful venue and has breathtaking gardens, but requires a permit for use. The trail nearby winds through beautiful landscapes, marsh land, forest and over streams. I really loved this location in the fall!
May 12, 2016
TRAIN TRACKS ONONDAGA
This spot offers a set of tracks that are not in use, however, it is next to live tracks. The sunsets are lovely here with the tall grass that surrounds the tracks.
This public park is a bit of a 'hidden gem' since many oversee the beautiful and simplistic areas perfect for a summer photo session. There are plenty of tall trees, little paths, and after a short walk down a hill you can go by the Grand River.