Choosing the perfect spot for your engagement pictures can be a challenge. You want the setting to be just right, the perfect lighting and a background that will compliment you and your fiancé in the best way. If you’re looking for that intimate, romantic setting for your engagement photo shoot in Toronto here are the five best locations in the GTA.
1. Humber Bay Park
If you’re looking for a space with a variety of backdrops for your photos this is the perfect area! There’s a bridge for pictures with water in the background, or from the other side, you can capture part of the beautiful Toronto skyline. Located right off of Lakeshore Boulevard West, this green space is a little bit of quiet amid the noise of the city. You can capture incredibly intimate and romantic pictures on the water or within the trails and paths of this park.
style: natural, rustic, romantic, earthy
elements: natural paths, Toronto skyline, city view, beach, bridges
the best time to take pictures: mornings
2. Edwards Garden
Located next to Toronto’s Botanical Garden, this area is filled with perennials and roses to set up the perfect backdrop for your pictures. Imagine you and your fiancé standing in front of a wall of flowers, all perfectly in bloom, and your photographer capturing the perfect picture that shows the love you and your fiancé have for each other. This area also features green spaces and paths for walking around and many options for capturing all the shots you want.
style: natural, classy, romantic
elements: botanical garden, bridge, creek, flowers, kept lawns, waterfall, wooden stairs
the best time to take pictures: weekdays, mornings on the weekend
3. Centennial Park
Love this park for how universal it is. You can take plants including pictures there even in the winter time! The 12,00 sqft Centennial Park Conservatory Greenhouse includes a cactus house, a tropical house, and a show house.
Thinking about some fall engagement photos? The trees in this park turn vibrant shades of reds, oranges and yellows during the fall, setting the scene for gorgeous engagement photos. Whether you’re looking for something a little more playful and fun – like running around in the leaves – or something more serious and romantic with your partner, Centennial Park offers a backdrop for engagement photos you’ll be proud to show off for years.
And in the summertime: you will not find a greener place. We will hide behind massive weeping willows trees and take some most intimate and rustic photos.
style: natural, classy, romantic
elements: a Japanese garden, greenhouse, bridges, creek, kept lawns, ski hill, sports facilities, weeping willows
the best time to take pictures: all week, watch out for events
4. Humber Arboretum
Are you looking for a little oasis in the middle of the city? The Humber Arboretum is the perfect spot for you! What’s amazing about this location is that, while the photos are stunning, you can also have your wedding in this same spot. It’s quaint and romantic, surrounded by beautiful and mature trees. There are many options here for perfect pictures and you won’t regret sharing those intimate, romantic moments with your partner here and having them captured forever.
style: romantic, airy, fresh
elements: gazebos, gardens, lake, bridges, hard surface trails, a huge variation of flowers and trees
the best time to take pictures: early mornings, Sunday’s evenings, getting very busy during the day especially on Saturdays. Watch out for weddings and other events
5. Scarborough Bluffs
Standing above the shoreline of Lake Ontario, the Scarborough Bluffs are a major part of the Toronto waterfront. There are a number of parks that are located among the bluffs, so if one park has amenities you prefer over another you can select the spot that is just right for you. You can get the perfect shot of standing over the bluffs, at sunset with the water in the background. If you and your fiancé are adventurous and enjoy the outdoors this location will mix you love of being outdoors with romantic engagement photos. Combine shots of you hiking along the paths with pictures on the edge of the bluffs with Lake Ontario in the background for the perfect mixture of fun and intimate engagement pictures.
style: airy, romantic, earthy
elements: lakeview, cliffs, spectacular views of the bluffs, marina, beach
the best time to take pictures: early mornings, weekdays