Family Fun at High Park: A Picture-Perfect Location for Family Portraits

July 7, 2023

High Park in Toronto isn’t just for romantic maternity photoshoots. It’s also an amazing spot for families to create cherished memories together. As a Toronto family photographer, I can’t help but sing praises for this park that offers endless possibilities for fun-filled adventures with your loved ones. Let me share why High Park should be on the top of your list for your next family photo session. Plus a few extra things to consider when visiting this park.

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One of the things that make High Park so remarkable is its year-round beauty.

No matter the season, this park never fails to impress. Whether you visit during the vibrant colours of fall, the blooming wonders of spring, or the lush greenery of summer, you’ll find a stunning backdrop for your family photos. The park’s natural beauty provides a perfect setting to capture the essence of your family’s joy and love.

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Kids of all ages will be captivated by High Park’s many options, ensuring they stay engaged and entertained throughout your visit. From its enchanting trails, open fields to towering trees, and even an absolutely awesome playground, the park has something to delight every member of your family.

And let’s not forget about the breathtaking sunsets at High Park! These golden moments paint the sky with hues that beautifully frame your family’s smiles and create a warm, magical ambiance. If your little ones have an early bedtime, don’t worry. The park’s layout allows us to schedule slightly earlier sessions, ensuring we capture your family’s photographs by filtering the sunlight.

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For families seeking a variety in the location of their family photos, High Park is an excellent choice.

It offers an array of picturesque settings. As a bonus, the park’s convenient location makes it easily accessible from both Bloor Street and Keele Street. No matter where you’re coming from, High Park offers plenty of gorgeous options for your family photos’ backdrop.

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Now, let’s talk about a couple of things to keep in mind when planning your visit to High Park.

Being a popular destination, the park can get quite crowded at times. However, with its vast expanse, we can usually find secluded spots for your photos, away from the bustling crowds. The only challenge you might encounter is parking on weekends. This is true for many popular parks on warmer days. Consider selecting a weekday evening time for fewer crowds.

Additionally, it’s worth noting that High Park has an off-leash dog area, making it a magnet for dog owners. If you’re considering bringing your furry friend along for your family photoshoot, be sure they are comfortable in such an environment. It’s essential that your dog isn’t easily distracted and gets along well with other pups and their owners, allowing you to focus on creating precious memories without any unexpected interruptions. Should you wish to bring your dog we can always select another, more quiet, location option.

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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

Family photos at The Evergreen Brickworks


There are a few ways you can book. You can book right online using this tab which leads you to my online booking calendar. However, not all available dates are on that calendar so if you need a different date, send me an email! You can reach me at hello@anchorstudio.ca

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 2023 so don’t hesitate to get in touch soon!

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