Your Montreal engagement session should be everything you dream. Luckily, Montreal is a beautiful city with a diverse landscape, a lively culture, and a long history—so there’s no shortage of stunning locations to choose from!
But don’t worry—I’ve compiled a list of the best places in Montreal to shoot your engagement sessions to make it easier for you to choose from the very best places to document engagement.
Amazing Montreal Engagement Session Locations
Montreal is both charming and romantic, so if you’re having trouble deciding where to have your engagement photoshoot it’s understandable. In that sense, you really can’t go wrong—but these are the standout locations I adore for capturing newly engaged couples.
Old Port of Montreal
There’s a good reason why Old Montreal is a popular location for engagement photos. The picturesque cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and breathtaking views of the waterfront make it an ideal location for your photographs. The Old Port of Montreal is the perfect backdrop for a romantic stroll through Place Jacques-Cartier, take in the stupendous Notre-Dame Basilica, or take a picture of the stunning sunset over the St. Lawrence River!
Are you a nature lover who enjoys a tranquil getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle? Mount Royal is affectionately known as “the mountain”. It’s the highest point in Montreal! This is an ideal location for a romantic and intimate engagement session due to its picturesque trails, lush vegetation, and panoramic views of the city skyline. The Beaver Lake provides a picturesque setting and the Belvedere lookout is the ideal location for a stunning background.
The Botanical Garden is an excellent option if you’re looking for a stunning and one-of-a-kind location for your engagement session. This natural paradise has over 75 hectares of beautiful gardens, greenhouses, and ponds, providing an endless supply of beautiful photo opportunities. You can stroll through the Japanese Garden, take in the Chinese Garden’s vibrant flowers, or look around the Alpine Garden’s stunning landscapes.
Lachine Canal/Atwater Market
The Lachine Canal is an iconic location—and a stunning choice for your Montreal engagement session. It has scenic pathways, historic stone walls, and beautiful bridges make a lovely and romantic setting for your photos. You can take a stroll along the canal to take in the picturesque views, share a delicious ice cream cone at Havre aux Glaces, or capture the stunning sunset over the water.
The newly renovated Westmount greenhouse situated at the Westmount Park is perfect for that indoor/outdoor look all year long. It’s home to beautiful flowers, luscious green plants, and luminous lighting. Bringing the session outside strolling in the park is also a great idea, especially during fall! You will find beautiful colors during that time of year.
Stewart Hall Park
This one is less known but definitely one of my favorites since it combines nature, beautiful waterfront and old European architecture with the Stewart Hall building. This building was once a private mansion, but now stands as a cultural centre, art gallery, and community centre. So if you are hesitating between nature and architectural background, Stewart Hall Park is for you!
If you are into gorgeous architecture, then I can’t wait to show you some secret spots in downtown Montreal. These spots will transport you to Europe almost instantly! If you want a very chic lifestyle engagement session, this is the perfect location!
Park Jean Drapeau
There’s something magical about Park Jean Drapeau, especially in spring! The oh-so-romantic about blossoming trees during Spring time will make you feel like you’re floating in a dream. They also have beautiful gardens and willow trees. Though it’s technically not on the Island of Montreal (but Ile St Helene) it’s so close that I wanted to be included in the list. Plus you can easily access it through Montreal metro station. Definitely one of the top locations for stunning engagement session photos.
Choose the Perfect Engagement Photoshoot Location for you.
There are numerous stunning locations to choose from for your Montreal engagement session. No matter what your unique style is, places like Old Montreal, Mount Royal, the beautiful Botanical Garden, and the trendy Plateau Mont-Royal all have something special to offer. Pick a location that reflects your personality as well as the story of your love and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Looking to book an engagement photoshoot? I’d be honoured to document this special milestone for you. Let’s get in touch!