Amazing Locations for an Outdoor Family Session in Toronto

February 27, 2022

Family sessions are a great way of making lasting memories and keepsakes you pass down generations. Toronto has much to offer when it comes to photoshoot locations, from cool urban hangs to beautiful green parks. There are plenty of views you can turn into backdrops for your family and single portraits. Either way, you have plenty of options for an outdoor family session in Toronto.

However, with Toronto offering so many fantastic photoshoot locations, it can be difficult to choose the best one. Don’t worry! This blog will discuss the five best places you should consider for your next family session. 

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5 Locations For Outdoor and In-studio Family Session In Toronto

  1. Evergreen Brick Works

This place is also known as Don Valley Brick Works. It is a formal industrial site located near Toronto’s Don River Valley. During its nearly 100-year tenure, Don Valley Brick Works provided bricks for many famous places, such as the Ontario Legislature and Casa Loma. 

Soon after the factory’s closure, the authorities converted it into a park. Evergreen Brick Works gives a picturesque backdrop for family photoshoots, making it one of the most beautiful places to capture photos. 

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  1. Scarborough Bluffs

Scarborough Bluffs is another fantastic location for a family photoshoot, located at the eastern edge of Toronto, near Lake Ontario. It is nine miles long and 3,280 feet wide, offering the most amazing waterfront views in that area. 

It is one of the most photogenic places in Toronto, offering tremendous views of Lake Ontario to take your family photoshoot to the next level. It’s also one of the most romantic locations in the city and is extremely popular among couples. 

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  1. Colonel Sam Park

Colonel Sam Park is an urban park located in the Etobicoke district of Toronto. This park has various attractive spots to capture memorable family portraits, including a children’s playground. 

In the 1800s, this park was part of Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Smith’s property, but in the 1970s, it was converted into a public park. 

This place offers breathtaking views of Lake Ontario for a perfect family photoshoot. It also offers a panoramic view of Toronto, adding fantastic value to your family portraits.  

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  1. High Park

High Park is the city’s largest public park with several stunning hiking trails, diverse vegetation, a dog park, a beautiful lakefront, a zoo, and children’s playgrounds. 

If you are looking for a place with mesmerizing backdrops to capture unforgettable photos with your loved ones, look no further than High Park.

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  1. Sunnyside Beach

When it comes to beaches, nothing beats Toronto’s Sunnyside Beach, featuring playgrounds, picnic areas, a public pool, a bathing pavilion, and sports clubs. This beach is almost two miles long with a park along with Lake Ontario’s Humber Bay. 

From golden sand to crystal clear water to the cool breeze of wind, this place has everything in store to make your next family photoshoot unforgettable. 

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During the colder months, we love Mint Room Studios and Preto Loft for indoor family and cake smash sessions to celebrate your family’s milestones. Mint Room offers two premium studio spaces for rent close to the Junction area in Toronto – Mint Room Studios and the Preto Loft. Both of the studios are only a short fifteen-minute drive from downtown Toronto and only a five-minute drive from High Park.

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Preto Loft in The Junction

Preto Loft is made up of three different but complementary studio rooms – East Side, West Side and Solarium.  Solarium is our favourite studio space for family, maternity and newborn sessions featuring white floors, a staircase, and a stunning natural coloured fresco wall accented by floor length curtains that move across the room.

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You’re All Set!  

Toronto hosts a bunch of mesmerizing spots for outdoor family sessions. There’s so much to add value to your portraits, from traditional buildings to modern places. That said, with a professional photographer, you can enhance your outdoor family session in Toronto.

Here are more blog posts in different locations in Toronto both outdoors and in-studio showing why you should hire a photographer to capture your beautiful family.

Family photo shoot at Scarborough Bluffs

Family and maternity photos at Scottsdale Farm

Family and cake smash photo shoot at Mint Room Studios

Family and cake smash photo shoot in The Solarium Studio

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Anchor Studio Photography specializes providing a full service experience that starts with booking your session and ends with getting beautiful tangible heirloom products being displayed in your home. My style of soft, candid and timeless photos can be seen in all my maternitynewbornchild and family portraits in Greater Toronto Area, including Oakville, Mississauga, North York and Richmond Hill. If you are interested in booking a portrait session for your family, you can click here to book your session. I am now booking sessions for summer 2022, so don’t hesitate to get in touch soon!

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