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Ottawa Photography Location Series

Quite often when we are scheduling our sessions, my clients ask where the best locations for photography and picturesque vistas are in Ottawa. Typically, I first ask if there are any locations in Ottawa that have a personal meaning to your family or your dog, however, a lot of times I do provide suggestions.

Where we shoot all depends on what you are looking for in terms of natural backdrop, so I have compiled a list* of some of my favourite locations, with images from throughout the year, to give an overview of what each place can offer for your pet or family session.

*Links to the location pages will be updated as the posts are published

The Arboretum

The Ornamental Gardens at the Central Experimental Farm (no dogs allowed here)

Dow’s Lake (no dogs allowed during Tulip Festival in May)

Maplelawn Gardens in Westboro

Hampton Park in Westboro

Britannia Beach (dogs allowed but must stay on paths)

Andrew Haydon Park

NCC Trails behind the Nepean Sportsplex

Algonquin College Gardens (location is best on weekends)

Tanglewood Hills Pathways in Nepean

David Bartlett Park in Manotick

Beryl Gaffney Park in Manotick

The Manotick Mill

Brewer Park (graffiti wall)

Hog’s Back Park

Claudette Cain Park in Riverside South

Mowat Farm Park in Barrhaven

Downtown Ottawa, Major’s Hill Park & The Market

Lemieux Island

Old Quarry Trail in Kanata

Patterson’s Creek Park in the Glebe

New Edinburgh Park & Stanley Park

Rockcliffe Park

Orange Art Gallery (outdoors)

Billings Estates Museum (outdoors)

Museum of Nature (outdoors)

National Gallery of Canada (outdoors)

Canadian Museum of History (outdoors)

Mackenzie King Estates in Gatineau

Gatineau Park

Mill of Kintail Conservation Area in Mississippi Mills

elizabeth&jane’s Manotick Home Studio (outdoors)

elizabeth&jane’s 2nd private outdoor location

A view of Ottawa Parliament in the background

In your own home and yard (yes, even if your yard is small!)