FAMILY LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS
Over the years, I have favourited some locations because of the lighting quality at any time of day and for the variety of background options in 1 location. Each location has it’s own pros and cons and each has it's own style. Every client is different and the use for the images is different. I always recommend that they choose a location that will complement their home and personal style…..... A location that will help to bring out their true personalities! Please browse through the multiple locations below and see which one jumps out at you the most!
Fields are a fun location that we can play in. It features long grass, wild flowers, wooded backdrops and the best location for golden hour photos.
If you are looking for a natural location and can be photographed 1 hour before sunset then the fields is where I like to go.
Located in the heart of Barrie, The Arboretum lends itself possibly to the widest number odifferent photographic backdrops of any of my other locations. However, I tend to have my favourite spots within this location that reflect my own personal style.
This location boasts elaborate flowerbeds that change with the seasons. The grounds are filled with bright yellow dandelions and buttercups earlier in the year, giving way to purple wild flowers, and then black eyed Susans later in the summer. Gravel pathways and a multitude of different varieties of trees are scattered throughout the location.
My own personal favourite spot here is a big clearing that is surrounded by trees on all sides. There is so much space for families to play and connect, which makes it easy for me to document all of those sweet candid moments!
There are actually two beach locations that I frequent, and which one I decide to use completely depends on what time of day your session is booked. Both locations feature a small, quiet, private beach nestled amongst trees, which makes for a more visually diverse photography session!
If you think that you’d love to have photos surrounded by foliage, pathways, beach sand and water and don’t mind the kiddos or the entire family getting a little wet and dirty at the end of your session, then choose The Beach!
Do you have a trendy family? Your home a little more modern in decor? Want a little less nature, a little more texture?
Downtown Barrie has a great alley. If you have mobility issues or children in strollers then this is not the location for you. Walking is involved as we move from metal staircases to architectural elements, brick walls and industrial backdrops.
The plus side of shooting downtown? You can walk to any number of awesome restaurants when you’re finished your session to reward yourself with a treat!
Belfountain Conservation Park
This park is well rounded and unique. It has the woods with trails, shallow creeks to play in barefoot, suspension bridge, stone walls, fountain, large pond and black iron fencing. All of these elements make for a well rounded location and a lot of options for photography. This is also a great location if you have children that need to be entertained. Plan on spending min. 1.5 hours here exploring and taking photos.
CHRISTMAS TREE CUTTING
FARM or PETTING ZOO