I'd like to think I know Guelph, Ontario pretty well. I lived there for a little over 6 years. During those 6 years, I spent so much time exploring Downtown Guelph. I used to always go for a run in the speed river trails, I used to sit at the coffee shops downtown, and ate lots of ice cream at the Boat House.
When couples ask me if I have perfect locations to go for engagement photoshoots or wedding pictures in Guelph, I always have something up in my sleeve. :)
I think these are the 7 perfect locations in Guelph, Ontario for engagement / wedding photoshoots:
1. UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
University of Guelph is a perfect place for photo shoots. It is perfect in winter, spring, summer or fall. The old historic look of the Johnston Green building will give you that vintage vibe in your photos, and the green and colourful leaves in fall / autumn will give you that ethereal vibe.
2. DOWNTOWN GUELPH, ONTARIO
Downtown Guelph is picture perfect in every angle!
3. RIVERSIDE PARK, GUELPH ONTARIO
One of my favourite places to photograph. If you are looking for that green ethereal garden backgrounds Riverside Park is your place.
4. SPEED RIVER TRAIL, GUELPH ONTARIO
If you are doing a fall autumn engagement photoshoot, this is your place. The trails are beautiful especially in fall as the leaves turn into this beautiful red and orangey colour. Perfect place in Guelph to catch the fall foliage.
5. BOATHOUSE, GUELPH ONTARIO
Beautiful in the summer. I haven't done this with a couple yet, but it would be cute if they are riding the canoe while I photograph them from a distance. At Boathouse, you can definitely rent a canoe. If not, they have the best ice cream in town and beautiful background for pictures.
6. REDBRICK CAFE, DOWNTOWN GUELPH, ONTARIO
Redbrick Cafe is such a cute coffee shop. Before I did an engagement photoshoot there, I had this idea in my mind that it would be cute to have that European / Paris kind of feel in the photos. So I took the couple to Red Brick cafe. :)
7. ARBORETUM, GUELPH ONTARIO
The Arboretum in Guelph Ontario is full of greeneries in the summer and beautiful in fall, and in winter, it turns into winter wonderland. Which definitely is perfect for engagement photoshoots.