Looking for that perfect location for you upcoming photo session? Here is a list of some of my favourite locations in and around Winnipeg.


On the banks of the Assiniboine River and close to the Wolseley and Crescentwood neighbourhoods, this park is a perfect blend of landscaped flowers and rustic nature. This location works well for morning or mid-day sessions because it has a lot of shade.

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A family sitting in grass in front of a flower garden at Munson Park in Winnipeg
A family with small kids holding hands taking a walk through a park in the spring in Winnipeg
A Winnipeg family photo standing in the forest along the river at Manson Park in Winnipeg


An iconic location in the heart of St. Boniface, this location is perfect for those who are looking for a mix of old architecture and some greenery. With its proximity to the Red River, Esplanade Riel and the St. Boniface Archdiocese house, this location offers a wide variety of backgrounds. In late August, there’s a fun corner with tons of yellow flowers! This location is great in morning or evening light.

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A family photo with kids holding hands at the Saint Boniface cathedral on a foggy morning in Winnipeg
A family photos standing in front of the iconic human rights building and Esplanade Riel in Saint Boniface
A family sitting on the ground in front of some bright yellow flowers and a concrete wall in Winnipeg
Family laughing and walking on a bridge in downtown Winnipeg

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Click here to see a late October photo session at the Esplanade Riel and Archdiocese House location.

Trappist Monastery Ruins in St. Norbert

Just a short drive South of Winnipeg is a Provincial Park with historic ruins. This is a great location for those who love a mix of old architecture, stone buildings and some greenery.

A photo in the Saint Norbert monastery ruins with the sunset flaring in the background
A family posing for a photo in the doorway of a brick façade at the Trappist monastery ruins in Saint Norbert Manitoba
Young adult siblings posing for a group shot on the walls at the Trappist monastery ruins in Saint Norbert Manitoba

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Winnipeg family photography at the Trappist monastery ruins in Saint Norbert Manitoba
Portrait of a girl in hazy sunset light at the Trappist monastery ruins in Saint Norbert Manitoba
A multi family photo taken in front of a large tree at sunset with Long shadows from the hazy sunlight

St. Vital Park

St. Vital Park has a nice mix of nature, paths through the woods, tall evergreen trees along the banks of the river as well as a duck pond and a well-maintained flower garden. Parking is easy and close to the locations, making it a good location for mobility.

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Maternity photo taken in tall grass at St. Vital park in Winnipeg
A woodsy forest location for Winnipeg family photos
A maternity portrait photo taken in front of the Saint-Vital Park duck pond with a water fountain in the back
Saint-Vital park flower garden location for family photography
Kid photos taken in the woods at a park in St. Vital Park, Winnipeg
Tall evergreen forest photo location in Winnipeg Manitoba

English Garden at Assiniboine Park

For those who love the ornate flower gardens at Assiniboine Park, this location has a good mix of cobblestone walkways, paths through the luscious gardens and lots of brightly coloured flowers from July to September. It’s also a short walk to the duck pond and the woodsy paths along the Assiniboine River. Keep in mind that the adjacent Leo Mol Garden requires a $275 fee to use as a professional photo location.

A couple hugging in front of the Flower Garden at Assiniboine park in the summer in Winnipeg
A fall family photo location at the English garden at Assiniboine park in Winnipeg
A multi family photo session with cousins sitting on the ground at the English garden at Assiniboine park in Winnipeg
A beautiful family photo location at Assiniboine Park standing on the rocks in the duck Pond
A location with a cute little house inside the English garden at Assiniboine Park
A family posing in front of the English garden entrance at Assiniboine park in Winnipeg

University of Manitoba

The U of M campus offers a wide variety of architecture (classic and modern) as well as lots of greenery. This location also has a lot of shade from sun and could be a good option for mid-day photo shoots when it’s sunny.

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A concrete geometric architectural location in an urban area of Winnipeg
A tall grass prairie location for Winnipeg family photos
In Winnipeg family photography location featuring a vine wall
And old architectural location featuring concrete steps at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg

Birds Hill Park

If you’re game for a bit of a drive, Birds Hill Park just north of Winnipeg has so many different locations to use that it makes it really hard to choose! Some of my favourite spots are the tall evergreen forest, the beach at sunset, the grassy fields and some of the woodsy areas on the east side of the park. There’s also Pope’s Hill and the Kudlowich Homestead. If you’d like to see more photos, click on the photos below or ask me about seeing more photos from other locations here.

A popular beach location for Winnipeg family photography at sunset
A photographer sitting in tall grass with wildflowers and birch trees in the background for a portrait
A family walking down an old dirt road in the country
A family walking through Prairie grass in front of an evergreen forest at birds Hill Park in Manitoba
A tall evergreen forest in Manitoba popular for family photography
One of Manitoba's best evergreen forest a perfect backdrop for engagement photos in Winnipeg

Bois-des-Esprits, South St. Vital

A beautiful, nature location in the heart of St. Vital – Bois-des-Esprits has it all: lots of trees, tall grass, a small river, wildlife and multiple paths through the woods. Ask me about my favourite entrance – and we can meet there!

An urban Forest in the middle of Winnipeg with birch trees and walking paths through the woods perfect for family photo sessions
A kid standing in a field for a family photo session at Bois-Des-Esprits
A family standing in a forest for a family photo session in Winnipeg

The Forks

The Forks is a great option for a mix of urban and greenery backgrounds. Keep in mind that this location is best avoided during the afternoon and evening when crowds are heavy. A perfect time to go is early in the morning when the sunlight is beautiful and the Forks is empty!

An urban location for family photos in Winnipeg located at the Forks near downtown
An old train as a background for a family photo at the Forks
A riverside walkway perfect as a Winnipeg family photo session location
A family posing in front of a large brick building with tall windows at the forks in Winnipeg
A family photo session standing in front of the human rights museum and a Cherry tree in full Blossom in the spring time in Winnipeg

Lagimodière-Gaboury Park in St. Boniface

This is St. Boniface’s hidden gem! If you love tall grass, colourful trees and paths through the woods, you’ll love this location. Bonus: it doesn’t get used much by other photographers, so it’s often pretty quiet and empty even on the most popular September evenings.

The best fall photo session location in Winnipeg is located in Saint Boniface at a park with lots of colours in the trees
A tall grass area on the edge of the Seine river in Winnipeg
An October family photo session located in Saint Boniface at a park with lots of tall grass and woodsy areas
A fall family photo session taken at a park in Saint Boniface Winnipeg

Kings Park

Another favourite location: Kings Park. People love coming here because of the vast variety of looks that this place has. Keep in mind that it is a bit of a walk to get to all the best spots, but it’s really fun for kids to adventure through!

A family walking over the bridge at Kings Park
High school grad photo shoot with a grad spinning in a gown reflected in the water at Kings Park
A red architectural gazebo located at Kings Park in Winnipeg

Legislative Building

The Legislative Building has classical architecture, a large fountain and some greenery/flowers. A fun location, especially on overcast days. It’s best to avoid it on weekdays during business hours.

An urban location for Winnipeg family photos at the Manitoba legislative building with concrete steps and historic building with regal columns
A family photo standing in front of a water fountain behind the Manitoba legislative building in Winnipeg
The Manitoba legislative building is a great location for an urban look and monochromatic images
The vine wall located behind the Manitoba legislative building

For more location ideas around Winnipeg, click on the following links to view photos from some of my other favourite spots:

Whittier Park

Assiniboine Forest

Bunn’s Creek Park

Kildonan Park

Henteleff Park

Fort Whyte Alive

Exchange District / Stephen Juba Park

Upper Fort Garry

HarbourView Park

Birds Hill Park Shower House & HarbourView Park

Stonewall Quarry Park

Crescent Drive Park