Engagement and Wedding Photo Shoot Locations...
When I'm thinking about photo shoot locations - I often find myself thinking of England -
Thinking of the old cobbled streets that weave through the small village where I lived -
The old stone churches that have stood for centuries in each town -
I reminisce about the weekend walks we would take - rambling over the heather covered Yorkshire moors.
These places were practically on my doorstep - and now I feel like I should have made the most of them.
Although - as a child - I would often walk through one of our fields and site under the holly tree.
I would just sit there - dreaming - taking in my surroundings.
So - I guess the appreciation was there - but back then (at age seven years old) the percentage of 'perfect pictures' was pretty low!
The wonderful memories are still there - but I wish I had the wonderful pictures to go with them too.
Even though the English countryside often creeps into my thoughts - imagining how beautiful a particular engagement photo shoot or wedding would be - I do recognize the beautiful surroundings we have here in Edmonton!
Honestly - we have such perfect places all over the city - and even not too far out of town.
I love driving around - scouting out new photo shoot locations - finding the hidden treasures of this city!
Here are just a few locations for your consideration...
It is one less thing for you to think about when planning your wedding - even I struggle to think about the ideal places there are - and I'm out and about playing in these places often!
Anyway - I took some time - with the help from my brides - to document the locations we have used - and LOVE!
- Hermitage Park - North East
- Strathcona Science Provincial Park - North East
- Louise McKinney Park - Central
- The Muttart Conservatory (the grounds of) - Central
- William Hawrelak Park - Central
- Royal Alberta Museum (the grounds of) - Central
- The Faculty Club (the grounds of the University of Alberta) - Central
- MacKinnon Ravine - West
- Buena Vista (dog) Park - West
- Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park - West
- Fort Edmonton Park - West
- Whitemud Park - West
- Rainbow Valley Park - Central/South
- MacTaggart Sanctuary - South
- Riel Recreation Park / Lois Hole / Big Lake - St. Albert
- Lions Park / Red Willow Park - St. Albert
- Devonian Botanic Garden - Devon - there's a fee for this photo shoot location, but to ally worth it!
But one place in particular that I am excited to shoot at - a place with rolling hills that remind me of my English home - a place that we will call home in the very near future.
Our acreage is just pretty as a picture! (hehe)
We've seen it change through all the seasons - each image just as pretty as the next.
These hills are waiting patiently for my brides and their grooms.
Until then (but when the weather is a little warmer) - I am going to find a tree - where I can sit - dreaming - blogging - and taking in my surroundings!
"Sometimes, we don't know what we've got until it's gone!"
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Next week - let's have a look at some 'rainy day' options - although, luckily, the weather here is pretty good - but just in case, we always need to keep a few indoor locations in mind!