Looking for a little inspiration for your engagement photos? Look no further. Here is a list of Vancouver’s top spots to shoot either your Engagement or Wedding Photos.
1. Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver
Nestled away near Horseshoe Bay, Whytecliff Park boasts some of the most beautiful views of the Howe Sound. This parks has nearly 50 acres of beach, terrain and park to roam. Which makes finding the perfect spot for your photos a breeze.
2. Gastown, Vancouver
Regardless of the time of year, the dim lights and exposed brick make Gastown a popular spots for couples seeking an urban backdrop. All you need is a rain-free evening and you can take your pick of streets from Blood Alley to Water Street. Gastown is one of the most unique settings in Vancouver.
3. The Waterfall Building, Kitsilano
Not all couples tie the knot in the summer time, in-fact a lot of couples opt for indoor weddings. What better place to host your photoshoot or wedding than in one of the city’s landmark buildings. Made up of mainly windows, this location is perfect for photos because there’s no shortage of natural light, makeing it every photographers preferred venue.
4. Mission Hill Winery, Okanagan, BC
It’s no secret that the Okanagan is every Vancouverites favorite spot to vacation. Mission Hill Winery is said to be one of the Pacific Northwest’s undiscovered gems. With breathtaking views of the lake and the valley, it’s an ideal spot for an outdoor shoot (weather permitting).
5. Hart House Restaurant, Burnaby, BC
Conveniently located just off of the Highway 1, this Tudor-style mansion situation upon Deer Lake Park has been converted into a fine dining establishment. Casual yet elegant, this heritage house is the perfect backdrop for a picture-esque nuptial.
6. Hatley Castle, Victoria, BC
Ever dreamed of a Royal wedding? You can actually have one in one of B.C.’s very own castles built in the early 1900’s. This beautiful castle’s impressive exterior is matched by lavish interiors featuring oak and rosewood paneled rooms, a baronial fireplace, teak floors, and custom made lighting fixtures. It was said that James Dunsmuir spared no cost when building this lavish-home for him and his family.
7. LIFT Bar & Grill, Coal Harbour, Vancouver
Perhaps not the most conventional place to hold a phtotshoot, the views from this restaurant are none other than spectacular. Located in Coal Harbour, right by the water, the patio features views of Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains. The beautiful wooden structure of the building itself with its glass panes make for a great backdrop year round.
8. Hycroft Manor, Vancouver, BC
Located in Shaughnessy, this magnificent Edwardian mansion is currently being used as a Clubhouse for the University Women’s Club of Vancouver. Said to have hosted some of the city’s most legendary parties in the 20’s and 30’s this mansion is nothing short of breathtaking.
9. Steamworks Brewing Company at Waterfront Station, Downtown Vancouver
Not the most conventional of places to host a shoot, given the bustling crowds. But if you’ve ever taken a moment to just stop and admire Waterfront Station, it’s neoclassical design is actually quite lovely, as would serve as a fitting “urban” backdrop if you’re in a pinch. Adjacent to Waterfront Station is Steamworks Brewing Company, one of Vancouver’s very own breweries.
10. Vancouver Art Gallery, Downtown Vancouver
What used to be Vancouver’s former courthouse, this award-winning, neoclassical building features iconic columns, a central dome, ornate stonework and a formal portico. All of which make for great elements in a photoshoot.