Location is one of the most important things for photography. When it comes to weddings, it is even more important, because you have only a few hours and you need to capture everything within your schedule. There are just way too many locations, but in this blog post, we will show you our favorite locations to shoot some amazing images. Feel free to suggest more and we would be happy to visit there.
The Alberta Legislature
Accessibility: Outdoor is available to the public; Indoor photography not permitted
Alberta Legislature is an amazing place for both summer and winter. It is available for outdoor photography only. The legislature stairs are always busy every weekend for wedding photography. Feel free to check it out. There are water fountains too, that can give an amazing look to your wedding or engagement photos.
Accessibility: Outdoors open to the public, Indoors Admission Charged.
Muttart Conservatory is a great place for wedding photography. It is beautiful any time of year, the Muttart Conservatory is made of four glass pyramids with indoor gardens of differing styles. Lots of flowers, indoor bridges, and paths through the greenery make for excellent photographs. You may book this location for portraits, weddings, and events – but call early as it is popular and books up pretty fast.
Muttart Conservatory is a great place for outdoor wedding photography as well.
There are no restrictions on shooting at the downtown, Edmonton as long as you are not blocking traffic. There are lots of really nice concrete walls and enough locations to create a rich urban look to your wedding photos.
Accessibility: It is outdoor only; Admission charged.
Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. Now a museum, it is also a great backdrop for portraits and wedding shoots.
Whyte Avenue is a great place to find a wide mixture of backdrops. You can find some amazing architecture as well some amazing murals. Of course there are no fees involved as everything is a pretty much public place, still be kind and ask business owners if you are shooting on back allies of different restaurants.
St. Albert Sturgeon River valley has so much variety in terms of photographic opportunity. There are lots of trees, railroad tracks, old wooden trestle bridge for trains to cross, walking paths.