At Pacifica Productions we know that other than the wedding ceremony itself and subsequent reception, your wedding photos will be the most important aspect of your special day. The perfect wedding photos will allow you to cherish these moments for the rest of your lives.
We have photographed weddings in Montreal for many years. Here are our picks for the 7 best / unique locations in Montréal for wedding photos and why:
World Trade Centre Montréal
If you’re worried about possibly being rained out on the day of the shoot, this location will quite literally, have you covered. While this means that you may have more competition from other photographers and couples who are also seeking refuge from the rain, rest assured that this venue will not disappoint. This sprawling indoor space contains the Ruelle des Fortifications, one of Montréal’s oldest streets. Today, it is situated beneath a glass ceiling and lined with swanky and fashionable boutiques. As the sun goes down, gas lamp posts come alight, giving you the option of elegant evening photos. The standout features are a black reflecting pool, stone fountain and cascading steps which all make for something out of a fairytale.
The Botanical Gardens of Montréal have the catchphrase of “space for life” for a reason. If you want to have the best of several worlds in your photos, this venue may be the perfect option for you. Gardens of lilacs, flowering crabapples and lotuses are whimsical and visually stunning when in full bloom. Lovers of science and architecture will appreciate the planetarium, biodome ecosystems and intricate sculptures. The best part? The exterior gardens are free to access for Montréal residents.
Some of the best places for street art photography can be found in Montréal. A huge plus for using these stunning backdrops in your photos is that they are free and openly accessible by the public. There are also murals available for every preference - from colorful and quirky to neutral and poignant. Murals also allow couples to effortlessly make a statement in their photos, by expressing their spiritual or political beliefs, to name just a couple of examples. As murals tend to be updated regularly, it’s a safe to assume that your photos will capture a specific moment in time that reflects the era and social climate of the time of your wedding.
La Ronde Amusement Park
Unique wedding photo locations can be a great way to help to share your inside jokes, quirks and creativity with your loved ones. One beautiful, yet often overlooked location is La Ronde amusement park. Amusement parks, when shot correctly, can add a romantic and vintage tone to your photos. The larger-than-life constructions, throngs of happy people and vibrant colors make for impressively original scenery. Imagine how charming it would be to take photos playing some of the nostalgic games or eating brightly colored cotton candy. Adrenaline junkies can even go on some of the more exhilarating rides and capture the action and laughs on video. For those of you who are not quite that adventurous, riding the carousel while looking into one another’s eyes will create a breathtaking capture. La Ronde has a stunning nighttime fireworks display. Brights bursts of color against the backdrop of the night sky is about as dreamy as it gets.
For those willing and able to make the trek, the Mont Royal summit offers a breathtaking view of the city. Considered the jewel of Montréal’s city parks, this small mountain also contains foliage that turns beautiful orange, gold and burgundy colors each fall. An autumn wedding photo shoot is sure to have a poetic ambiance and is an absolute dream shoot for any photographer. The massive Mont Royal cross lights up at night, and can be seen from miles away.
Ready to Capture those Magical Moments?
At Pacifica Productions we LOVE weddings. Nothing makes us happier than the ability to uniquely capture the essence and emotion of those special moments on your big day. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you and your loved ones memorialize this special time.