As the leaves start to turn and the air gets a little crisper, there’s nothing quite like a fall engagement session to capture the beauty of the season and the love between two people. The city full of gorgeous fall locations, but we’ve narrowed down the top spots for your perfect fall engagement session in Ottawa.
Let’s start with a classic. Gatineau Park is a stunning natural gem located just a short drive from downtown Ottawa. It is an absolute must-visit during fall, and a great fall engagement session location. With over 361 square kilometers of wilderness, this park offers endless opportunities for breathtaking engagement photos. From the Pink Lake Lookout to the Champlain Lookout, you’ll have plenty of options for stunning backdrops. In the fall, the park turns vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, making for a truly magical experience. You can take a stroll along the scenic trails, have a romantic picnic by the lake, or check out the ruins at the Mackenzie King Estate. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to create some unforgettable memories and photos there.
Two of our favourite downtown engagement session locations are right next to each other and are particularly suited for fall sessions. The Central Experimental Farm has vast fields and gorgeous greenhouses. Whereas the Dominion Arboretum has a vast number of tree species with leaves changing at different times in the fall. This hidden gem in the heart of the city is located just steps from Dow’s Lake. Which means you can get a variety of romantic images with both coloured trees and water views.
Major’s Hill Park is another beautiful location for your fall engagement session in Ottawa. This stunning park located in the heart of downtown has a panoramic view of the city and is surrounded by a variety of trees that turn into beautiful hues in the fall. We particularly LOVE the view of Parliament and the Chateau Laurier. From there, it is only a short walk to the Market, museums or downtown to get some variety in your engagement photo gallery.
A favourite West-End location of ours in the Fall is Andrew Haydon Park. It is located along the Ottawa River, providing stunning waterfront views that are perfect for your engagement photos. The park is also surrounded by trees, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture the fall foliage in your photos. The paths are great to walk your dog (or your pig as we saw a family doing just that once). One of the great things about Andrew Haydon Park is the variety of backdrops available for your engagement photos.
We have a bunch of amazing locations we love to photograph. We visit them a day or two before your session to ensure we propose THE BEST location for maximum fall colour at that specific time. If you are shy and are looking for more private location for your session, one of our hidden gems.
So there you have it! Our top picks for the best fall engagement session locations in Ottawa. No matter which spot you choose, I can guarantee that you’ll have so much fun and receive great images. But since fall is such a popular time of year for photos, our availability fills up quickly, don’t wait to reach out and schedule your own fall engagement session in Ottawa.
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