Selecting Your location ~ Ottawa Family Photography

Locations can totally set the tone of your session. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy session in your neighborhood or a full adventure to the beach we can document it all! I highly recommend choosing a location (and season!) that would work well with your decor and the vibe you are going for. Finding locations that have a few different options close together or have the option to add some fun ( ice cream shop, playing in the water etc.) can add variety to your gallery. Some of these locations work better at different times of day. Lighting is the number one factor when considering your location. Beautiful lighting in a meh location will trump a beautiful location and crappy lighting any day! lighting is key! Which is why I will always encourage you to book a sunset time slot if possible.

Below are a few options, there are far to many to list! I'm always happy to try new locations as well. Many of my clients have beautiful property or know of a hidden gem so if you have a great spot I would love to try it out! I always just make sure that lighting will be working with us and not against us and I aim for unkept ground, long grass over freshly mowed lawns for a more natural look.


From the big city to your home town urban locations are a great backdrop for a fun family session. Ice cream, city streets and cute little store fronts add variety to your gallery!


The Market



NAC roof top

Chateau Laurier Terrace

The Canal

The Greenhouse

Experimental Farm

Small Towns:




Carleton Place


The Beach

Sunsets at the beach are always worth it! I always recommend packing a towel and a change of clothes for the kiddos so we can capture some fun moments splashing in the water at the end out session. Not only will your little ones have a great evening playing at the beach but you will have beautiful photos to document it!

Constance Bay (sand)

Britannia Beach (sand)

Phineys Point ( rock beach)

Carelton Place (sand)

Sheila Mckee Park


Your own cottage! ( travel fees may be required)

Trails/ Fields

There are many trail options in and around the city! There are to many to list but here are a few options to consider:

Old Quarry Trail

Beaver Pond

Stittsville Dog Park

Trans Canada Trail

Phineys Forest

Pioneer Plains Park

Mill of kintail ( also has creek)

March rd near Upper Dwyer

Eagles Nest


Stewart Park Perth


Apple Orchard

Sunflower fields

Christmas Tree farm


Shallow rocky creeks are a great way to get some candid shots of the little ones exploring in a unique setting.

Kars Creek

Mill of Kintail

Stittsville Pool Creek