City View Park
Open, Natural, Fields
My favourite location for a family session, City View Park, provides a great variety of beautiful backdrops. The location features a large grassy field and a variety of small trees along with a larger forested area. There is lots of room for your children to run around and it's usually not too busy!
Visit City View Park: 2500 Kerns Rd, Burlington, ON.
Open, Forested, Waterfront
Tried and true, Princess Point is a very popular spot for photography sessions of all types. Situated right on the edge of the Hamilton Bay, Princess Point has a variety of backdrops to choose from. There are grassy, open fields to get those stunning golden hour images, a forested area to get some more moody captures, and waterfront hollows to capture the lakeside views.
Visit Princess Point: 335 Longwood Rd N, Hamilton, ON.
Structures, Elegant, Rustic
A Hamilton landmark - Dundurn Castle is an amazing backdrop for romantic photos year-round. The site features the beautifully built historic castle, rustic wooden tables, and a canopy of trees and pathways. There is so much variety to choose from you can't go wrong!
Open, Natural, Rocky
Previously used as a quarry, Kerncliff Park is now reserved for nature and recreation. The park has various paths, boardwalks, rocky structures, and other natural areas to take amazing photos. The views are unmatched and this is definitely one of my all-time favourite spots to shoot at!
Visit Kerncliff Park: 2198 Kerns Rd, Burlington, ON.
Shell PARK Beach
Waterfront, Open, Natural
Looking for a beach photoshoot? Well, I have the perfect spot for you! Nestled along the edge of the border between Burlington and Oakville, Shell Park Beach provides a great location for your family to get some amazing photos along the water. The area also features a path around some greenery and trees along the beach for a change of scenery.
Visit LaSalle Park: 3376 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, ON.
Forested, Natural, Waterfront
Hendrie Valley is one of the Royal Botanical Gardens' many trails and nature reserves. There are so many animals here it's amazing! Chickadees, ducks, chipmunks - you name it! It also features a boardwalk and various bridges that make for great images.
Visit Hendrie Valley: 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON.
Structures, Gardens, Forests
Featuring a tropical Greenhouse, Gage Park also has a multitude of paths, gardens, and structures. It sits at the bottom of the escapement leaving a great backdrop of elevated greenery and features a beautiful limestone fountain making for amazing images!
Visit Gage Park: 1000 Main St E, Hamilton, ON.
Spencer Smith Park
Forested, Open, Waterfront
For another option along the waterfront, Spencer Smith Park is available. The location has large open areas along the waterfront path, a small beach, and also a walkway under a canopy of cherry blossom trees! We can also make a stop in front of the Burlington Pier or feature the Skyway bridge in the background.
Visit Spencer Smith Park: 1400 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON.