Find Your Family Portrait Location Style
Thinking of having a family photo portrait in Brampton, Mississauga or Caledon? Getting a family portrait is a great way to document the stages in your family’s legacy. Your kids are growing up so quickly and pictures help to commemorate and cherish your family’s milestones and all the precious moments in-between. One of the main questions people often ask is where to have their family photoshoot?
Choosing a location that suits your family’s style is so important for creating the family portrait you desire. This post is to help you prepare for your first family photography session at a location that suits you best so you get the images you’ve been dreaming about!
Great Family Portraits start before your Photography session!
Having a great family portrait you can display in your family home or share with grandparents is definitely an item most parents long for. You know the one with kids smiling and looking like polite little angels?! Or are you looking for photos of the kids giggling away as they are being tickled with no mercy?!
Have you thought about the style of family portraits you want? For example, are you day-dreaming about a nature-filled family picture in a park, like Chinguacousy or El Dorado in Brampton? Or are you looking for more of a formal studio portrait with a backdrop or cool studio space like Studio by House in Mississauga? Maybe neither one of those is really you…Knowing the location that best suits your family-style is key to creating the epic family portrait you’ve been longing for.
Let’s take a look at three family photography styles that might suit your family. If you need help I’d be happy to help you decide what style suits you best on a phone call – you can use my contact form or call me anytime!
Outdoor Family Photography Session
My favourite type of session, through all seasons, are the ones that happen under the sun! Photo sessions that take place outdoors are so fun and versatile! Family pictures of parents playing with their kids in a big open space have a genuine feel even if you may be posed. Plus you we will be able to set up great group photos with a good mix of candid photos. And a bonus, you can bring you fur-baby too!
Outdoor portrait sessions are relaxed and fun with a focus on capturing genuine moments while your family is together having a fun day out.
Studio Family Photography Session
If you are not the outdoorsy type then a studio session may be what you are looking for. You can style and customize an indoor studio session to your taste with coloured backdrops and props. In a studio, you can feel free to dress up or down and not have to worry about sunscreen or winter jackets!
A studio session is also a great place for formal sessions. If you want to get dressy and not have to worry about outdoor elements then a studio space is right for you. Indoor photos are also great when the weather may be a bit unpredictable like our Canadian winters!
Lifestyle Family Portraits
These types of portraits are photographed in or around your home. If you are a homebody or don’t want the hassle of organizing all the kids then this will be your style! These types of photos are far more candid or with gentle prompts that reflect your everyday. Especially if you want to remember your life at home in a special way. These are suitable for families with a newborn, baby or toddler who will be more comfortable at home. Or perhaps if you live with elderly parents or with a person with limited mobility then let your photographer come to you. It would be a pleasure to help you create your family portrait right in your family home!
Now let’s take a look at some outdoor locations for those with who love the outdoors!
Outdoor Family Portrait locations in or near Brampton
There are many locations to choose from but I love photographing in parks. Parks tend to have several spots that can you can use in one location. Here are a few of my favourite family photography locations.
If you need some help choosing a location do reach out to me as I’d love to help you find a spot for you and your family.
Chinguacousy Park in Brampton for a Fun Family Portrait
There are so many fun family attractions in this park. It is by far one of the most flexible parks if you want a diverse set of backdrops without having to walk too far. My favourite spots are by the petting zoo, the gardens and of course by the play areas. To see pictures of Chinguacousy Park check my couples session post. If you are looking for a convenient spot in Brampton for your Family Portrait then look no further than this park!
Kariya Park for Family Photography in Beautiful Gardens
An enclosed oasis set inside the heart of Mississauga perfect for family portraits. This park has great flower beds and foliage to get a very nature filled look even in the middle of a city! Check out the fall photographs from the maternity photography session I did there.
Belfountain Conservation Area for a Nature Filled Family Photo Session (not far from Brampton)
Belfountain has a beautiful park with hills, trails, a river, fountain and waterfalls. It makes a lovely spot for a family picnic and definitely a great place for kids to explore. Take a look at the pre-wedding photography session I did there.
Indoor Studio Locations
If you’d rather opt for an indoor photoshoot there are several studios in the GTA that can be rented out. Although I am a Brampton based photographer I do use studios outside of Peel Region as well. Here are a few of the spots that are lovely spaces for your next family portraits.
Vision Room Studios in Brampton
This studio has several rooms to choose from including a room with changeable backdrops. Each room has its own theme design and they do set up seasonal sets that you can use as well. If you’re not sure which room to chose you can view the Vision Room website or contact me and I would be happy to discuss which option might suit you best. It is conveniently located in Brampton and would make a lovely set for your next Family Portrait.
Studio by House in Mississauga
I have not photographed at this location yet but it does look like a beautiful studio. I am confident it will be one of the best spots for family photography sessions in studio. Check out the space at Studio by House in Mississauga’s website for more pictures.
Mint Room Studios in Toronto
A Toronto based photography studio that has several rooms that we can use for your portraits. This studio also has a theme or seasonal sets that are available for rent. Mint Room Studios is definitely a great choice for your Toronto Family Portraits.
One way to ensure Great Family Portraits is to know what type of scenario fits your family best! So what will it be? Outdoors like in a park, indoors in a studio or your home? If you need to discuss this with someone I’d more than happy to help find a suitable place.
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