Here are my favorite greater Toronto area engagement locations featuring Toronto, Hamilton, Burlington, and Oakville
Today I am happy to share my favorite locations across the Greater Toronto Area for an engagement session, and you don't want to miss it. From Hamilton to downtown Toronto and everywhere in between, I am certain there is a spot for everyone -- and it's all waiting for you here. Read on to find the best locations in your city. Some of the locations listed below are outdoor-only locations while others allow indoor photography (which is perfect for a rainy wedding day!).
High Park TorontoThis large, centrally located park is a jewel in Toronto’s park system. It is beautiful there in every season of the year. I shot there a fall engagement session, summer sessions and one of my favorite - during the cherry blossom session.
I can be your guide around the park or we can just walk to your favorite spots.
Distillery District Toronto.You will need to purchase a permit that cost $150 but it is so worth it. This spot features untouched and unspoiled great historic buildings and neat little shops and stores. Lots of great pictures opportunities and named one of the must to see attractions in Toronto.
Edwards Gardens TorontoSuch a nice spot especially when the flowers are in full bloom. Beautiful landscaping.Lovely for an outing for a walk.Middle of the city offers beautiful green park experience.
Osgoode Hall downtown TorontoVictorian architecture at the heart of Toronto. Beautiful old building and a great front lawn to take photos of if you are getting married or planning your engagement session. I usually recommend to start there and after I am done with my pictures around Osgood Hall I am taking couples for pictures with hidden gems location around downtown Toronto.
University of TorontoTop notch wedding location. Hart house is an old historic building with a very nice courtyard that perfectly suits a wedding. The combination of very old historic architecture surrounded by lawns and gardens makes the central campus a perfect place for your engagement session.
Black Creek Pioneer Village TorontoA history buffs dream come true. With 5 original buildings on site and others being relocated to this area there is a lot of early Canadian history packed into a small area. When you first walk into the village you are greeted by the original barn on this site that was built in 1825 - amazing
Casa Loma TorontoBeautiful gardens and even into mid fall. Nice large estate with luxurious furnishings from a bygone era. A beautiful authentic royal castle.
Alexander Muir Gardens, TorontoA lovely little park just south of Lawrence and east of Yonge. Walk through the old gate on Yonge, go a few steps down, and you will find yourself in a nice flower garden full of lavender and roses. Sit on one of many benches and enjoy the view and the smell.
MississaugaHere are some popular Mississauga engagement photo shoot (e-session) locations that I love.
Mississauga City HallThis is the only indoor photography location without a permit that we are currently aware of. As a result, there are often multiple brides at this location at any given time which can cause delays in your wedding day schedule. Furthermore, one of the nicest locations within city hall is atop 6+ flights of stairs (with no elevator access) which may not be suitable for all couples.
Erindale Park MississaugaIn the middle of Mississauga a nice retreat for the day and a chance to spend sometime cherishing the beautiful scenery.
Adamson Estate MississaugaDo you want to have your wedding photos or engagement session taken outside surrounded by nature and with a few elements of heritage buildings? Look no further as you will find all of the above at Adamson Estate.
Places in Burlington
Paletta MansionStunning mansion.Beautiful place right on Lake Ontario in Burlington.The grounds are kept so beautifully with the gardens featuring many different flowers & plants. The mansion itself is both stunning on aside as the inside.
Royal Botanical Gardens BurlingtonThe gardens are great, beautiful landscaping with ponds, stone gardens and much more. Great floral setups and beautiful from the beginning of spring to the end of fall.
HamiltonA few steps away from my home where you can find magical locations for your engagement session.
Dundrum Castle HamiltonA piece of history nestled into Dundrum and a welcome addition to the local coastal walks. Beautiful views over the local area, including the 'Best View in Britain' (officially), the Mourne Mountains.
Webster Fall Hamilton/DundasHamilton and its suburbs are beautiful.Hamilton has so many waterfalls, with Webster's Falls among the most beautiful. The green space surrounding the Falls are breathtaking with native trees and long grass.
Tews Falls Hamilton/DundasSince I live very close to this beautiful place, I come here very frequently. Really beautiful destinations and lots of pictures opportunities.
Places for pictures in Oakville.
Gairloch Gardens / OakvilleA beautiful serene tranquil place on Oakville's waterfront.The rose garden is lovely. A beautiful tranquil place to visit on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Erchless Estate, OakvilleOne of the oldest buildings in the area and near the waterfront.This is a lovely spot right on Lake Ontario.