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