QWP's FAVOURITE Portrait Locations!!!

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Dickson Park

Month this session took place: July

City: Cambridge, ON

 

This is ONE of my all time fav spots to shoot at. Regardless of the time of year, it gives you cute, small town vibes. The best part about this spot is the old fashioned grandstand. This is such an ICONIC spot for heritage in Cambridge.

  • BEST spot if you are looking for that hometown feel

  • Works well with both afternoon and evening light

  • Is a SUPER cute spot for both summer and winter sessions

  • Parking can be limited due to other events happening at the park depending on the season

Queen's Square

Month this session took place: July

City: Cambridge, ON

 

If you are wanting a location that is the perfect mix of urban, but simple THIS is your place. The cobblestone buildings mixed with the newer-style college building makes a SUPER romantic spot. There's even a road down the side of the school here that is perfect for those artsy shots.

  • GREAT for session with a small town feel without being too urban

  • Features some awesome architecture

  • The square can be busy with pedestrian and car traffic at times

  • Works for both weekday and weekend sessions

Downtown Galt

Month this session took place: May + December

City: Cambridge, ON

 

While this is more of an area than a specific spot, it 100% makes my fav list because there are SO many possibilities with it. Downtown Galt even features the ICONIC double-arch bridge that has been featured in numerous tv and film productions.

  • There are SO many great spots downtown Galt that it's hard to just pick one favourite

  • If you don't mind walking a block or two, we can make use of multiple different spots during your session

  • Like any downtown core area, there can sometimes be interesting people even though the area is completely safe and patrolled

  • There are multiple different public parking lots and on-street parking throughout the entire downtown

Valens Lake

Month this session took place: June

City: Hamilton, ON

*Note: This location is only available to weekday sessions*

 

If you are looking for ROMANCE, this is your place...especially at GOLDEN HOUR!!! Not only is any beach super fun to begin with, this one has beautiful surroundings that can also be used depending on your vision for the session. There are hiking, boating, and camping options available at this spot too.

  • Talk about possibilities. This is on my list of fav spots because of variety of spaces. You can have your session on the beach, on their boardwalk, on a campsite, while hiking, and so much more

  • As seen below, GOLDEN HOUR here is STUNNING!!!

  • Entry to the park is $15.50 (2022 Season) which would be on top of the session fee

  • Bug spray required...haha

Downtown Paris

Month this session took place: May

City: Paris, ON

 

I bet you can't find anywhere locally that feels any more like a HALLMARK MOVIE than downtown Paris. The little shops provide the perfect backdrop for that 'frozen in time' feel. This small town is well worth the drive.

  • If Paris doesn't give you all the ROMANTIC VIBES, idk what will?!?!?

  • Paris has a bunch of street parking options available that are easy to get in and out of

  • Weekends can get busy downtown Paris, especially in the summer, with all the local shops and restaurants

  • Paris is proof that sometimes keeping it simple with only one location can actually provide a TON of VARIETY at the same time

  • Downtown Paris REALLY shows its true colours come GOLDEN HOUR

Victoria Park

Month this session took place: January

City: Kitchener, ON

 

If you are looking for a session with WINTER WONDERLAND vibes, then this is your place. Victoria has SO many cute spots all year round, but it really shows its true beauty in the winter. In the summer, this is a super cute location if you are looking for picnic vibes. You just have to watch out for the cobra chickens (aka. the Canada geese and their poop)

  • Provides all those WHIMSICAL VIBES come the winter as you can always find a piece of untouched snow a day or two after a snow fall or you can take advantage of the plowed trails as shown below

  • This is a GREAT spot for earlier in the morning or later in the evening

  • In the summer, you have to watch out for that goose poop in the grass as the park is known for its yearly goose population

  • Parking in the summer can be an issue at time with how many people use the park

  • Regardless of how busy the park is, there is always an empty spot to create MAGIC