Ontario is a wonderful place to take gorgeous engagement shoots or pre-wedding photography. There is no right or wrong way to do it, nor will there be a right or place to shoot it. It will all depend on what you, as a couple, have in mind.
Although it was nothing short of difficult, we listed down the best photo studios, outdoor areas, gardens, and plots of nature that can serve as the canvas for the engagement photos or pre-wedding photos you’ve always dreamt of.
Best Engagement Photography Locations in Ontario
If you want to be in total control of what your shoot will look like, we recommend getting a studio like Bellamy Loft for your engagement photos. Do you want to have a garden-like theme? Or would you like to have several themes in one shoot? This space is a blank canvas that will meet every expectation to a tee. Located in Toronto (GTA).
- website: www.bellamyloft.com/
- address: 1230 Sheppard Ave West, Unit #4 North York, ON M3K179
Mint Studio’s new baby, Preto Loft is a more urban and industrial take to the classic feel of their mother studio. The ceilings are 17ft high and feature large factory windows and metal trusses for a modern feel. It maintains its classic vibe with vintage hardwood floors and textured walls. Design it just the way you like for your next shoot that’s sure to be glamorous and posh.
- website: www.mintroom.ca/preto-loft/
- address: 213 Sterling Ave, #212, Toronto, ON M62 2B2
If you want a chic and classic theme for your shoot but at the same time like to control the variables like décor and setup, Mint Studio is perfect. You will be treated to a timeless elegance regardless of what room you rent out. They have 6 beautiful studios to choose from and each one is a sure stunning backdrop that complements the love you have as a couple.
- website: www.mintroom.ca/
- address: 300 Campbell Ave, Unit #300, Toronto, ON M6P 3V6
Would you prefer to have a juxtaposition of a romantic shoot in an urban street area? Look no further than Toronto’s unexpected tourist attraction, the Graffiti Alley. It is an area that is brimming with color and creativity. It’s already a known IG-worthy area, what more if you take inspired and artistic photos in the hands of your professional photographer?
- address: Graffiti Alley, Toronto, ON M5V 2W1
If you want a no frills engagement shoot in an area you frequent for relaxed lunches with your friends, go for St. Lawrence Market. The area is full of red brick walls and is a charming location that is a picture of laid back Canadian style.
- website: www.stlawrencemarket.com/
- address: 93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3
Aga Khan Museum
Be surrounded by art and history of Islamic civilization at the Aga Khan Museum. The building in itself is breathtaking. It is an architectural gift surrounded by nature. It’s a jaw-dropping backdrop that will exhibit your love and relationship. Great as engagement photo location.
- website: www.agakhanmuseum.org/
- address: 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1
The allure of flowers and gardens make for a memorably romantic experience. It’s no wonder that weddings are always associated with florals. Today, even indoor areas are decorated to look like greenery! Why not check out Allen Gardens for your engagement shoot? It’s an indoor botanical paradise with 6 greenhouses to choose from.
- website: www.facebook.com/AllanGardensTO/
- address: 19 Horticultural Ave, Toronto, ON M5A 2P2
Royal botanical gardens
If you truly want an outdoor garden experience, there’s no better location than the Royal Botanical gardens. You and your photographer will have no shortage of areas to shoot. They have an array of different plants, 5 cultivated garden areas, 27 km of nature trails and more. The venue is already stunning as it is.
- website: www.rbg.ca/
- address: 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON L7T 4H4
Puente de Luz
Another take in an urban setting as your backdrop is the famed Puente de Luz bridge. It may not be as fancy as other typical shoot locations but that’s what makes it even more unique. It’s a simple area that showcases the beauty of the city without overshadowing you, the couple. You and your fiancé will be the focal attraction.
- address: 524 Front Street West, Toronto, ON
If you and your partner are real outdoor people or you simply want to have the glory of nature as your backdrop, Scarborough Bluffs will not disappoint. It features a spectacular view of Lake Ontario. If you are feeling a little bit more adventurous, try to shoot at the top of the bluffs to appreciate the breathtaking sights!
Enjoy all the prewedding shenanigans and don’t give in to the pressure that goes with the planning. Choose the location that best fits you as a couple and have an engagement shoot that you can look back on for years to come. We hope you have beautiful photos to show your future grandkids! Let us know if you pick any one from the list above.