Ottawa & Gatineau Photography Locations

Check out some of the top photography spots in Ottawa & beyond!

If you want to know ONE thing about me, it's that nature is my jam. I love beautiful scenery - fields, forests, beaches, it’s all photogenic and full of beauty. So of course, my recommendation is always to choose a beautiful outdoor location, BUT I don’t want you to think you can’t get good photos if your backdrop isn’t so scenic. I could do an entire photo session in a parking garage and the photos would still be amazing.

The most important thing is that you feel comfortable. So if the outdoors isn’t your jam or if you don’t want to drive too far, that’s okay! Let’s choose a place that’s special to the two of you - maybe it’s your home or the café where you had your first date; whatever location you choose, just make sure it reflects you!

Here's a round-up of some beautiful locations in and around Ottawa & Gatineau

Central Ottawa

Metcalfe Hotel Lobby

Restays Courtyard

National Arts Centre (the view from the rooftop is amazing!)

National Gallery Of Canada

Parliament Hill

Rideau Canal

University of Ottawa

Byward Market

Chateau Laurier and Major's Hill

The Glebe

Dow's Lake

Dominion Arboretum

Ornamental Gardens

Tropical Greenhouse

Westboro Beach (partially closed for 2023 redevelopment)

Hog's Back Falls

Vincent Massey Park

Ottawa East

Mer Bleue Bog

Princess Louise Falls

Pine Grove Trail

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Billings Estate National Historic Site

Petrie Island

Ottawa West

Old Quarry Trail

Walter Baker Park

Andrew Haydon Park (there's the most amazing hidden beach spot here!)

Ottawa South

Blacks Rapids Lockstation

Chapman Mills Conservation Area

Lytle Park (there's a dreamy field!)

Jack Pine Trail

Pinhey Forest (closed for storm recovery)

Watson's Mill

Nicolls Island


Aylmer Marina

Carbide Wilson Ruins

Mackenzie King Estate

Wakefield Covered Bridge

Outside Ottawa

Pinhey's Point

Mill of Kintail

Downtown Almonte

Constance Bay Beach

Photography Studios

Craving the perfect shot without the outdoor hassle? No more worries about the weather or finding parking in a busy lot.

From professional lighting setups to an array of stunning backdrops, these spaces are designed to capture the very essence of your vision—no sunburn or bug bites involved.

🌈 Enjoy Complete Control Over Lighting and Ambiance

🔮 Choose from a Wide Variety of Themed or Minimalist Backgrounds

🔒 Secure and Private—Let Your Creativity Run Wild Without Interruption

MDRN Studio (Kanata & Stittsville)

Studio 20/20 (Centretown)

Quay Studio (Centretown)

Skye Studio (St. Laurent)

18 Mill Street (Almonte)

Do you want to learn more about all the wonderful photography studios in Ottawa? Check out this blog post!