5 Outdoors Portrait Spots in Mississauga

Published April 3, 2012 at 2:18 pm


There are a tonne of fantastic places to take photos in Mississauga!  If you are looking to snap wedding or engagement photographs, family portraits or some of life’s special moments, Mississauga has a variety of #perfectbackdrops to break out your camera for some great shots.

5. Old Derry Ravine- For the Rustic
The Old Derry Ravine (just north-west of the 401 and 2nd Line) around 5pm will surprise you with little slits of “peaking in” sunlight and patchy greenery. The nearby creek is definitely a personal favourite.  This is a great place to take your willing clients to capture some pictures with moody and captivating lighting.  Don’t forget to bring your flash; parts of the ravine are definitely not as well-lit as others.

4. Celebration Square & Surrounding Area – “Urban” vibes
Don’t worry Mississauga, there is something for the modernist too!  The recently renovated Celebration Square is the perfect backdrop for straight lines and fantastic greys and black colours.  And let’s not forget the recently built Sheridan campus.  These architecturally superb backdrops deliver very clean lines for great composition. Don’t forget to dress your subjects in bright pops of colour to contrast those grey and black colours.

3. Streetsville- Village in the Big City
Grabbing an ice cream, walking down the historic streets, or even jumping into the Laundromat to take some interactive shots, Streetsville will never leave you short on variety and putting your creative skills to the test.

2. The Lake Front – Less Is More
Mississauga residents are definitely lucky to live right next door to such a large body of water. Travelling to east Mississauga to capture the magnificent Toronto city line or west to capture the open sky, you can definitely achieve that minimalistic feel with these magnificent blue backdrops.

1. Mississauga Parks – Old Faithful
There are a tremendous amount of parks that are in the Mississauga area. As I started to search for the best places in Mississauga, I stumbled upon a fantastic page on Mississauga.ca that links you to all the parks in the Mississauga area. A couple of favourites are Kariya Park, with great flower blossoms in the spring and Leslie Log House, for that outdoorsy cottage feel.  If it’s the intimate moments underneath the trees or your children playing in the parks that you are interested in photographing, you will definitely have a lot of greenery to work with.

Let us know of other great places to snap a shot!

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