The Best Photo Locations In Red Deer - Stacey Tompkins

The Best Photo Locations In Red Deer


Coronation Park

Coronation Park is a popular destination for wedding and portraits alike providing a stunning backdrop for photos. Just a quick walk from your car brings you to bridges, trails and trees that provide beautiful sight lines, natural frames and lots of foliage and color.

The Walking Bridge

This train style bridge is big and beautiful! Crossing the Red Deer river it provides interesting elements and different texture to your photos. The super cool beams can be posed by or climbed on for more dynamic photos. The bridge is large enough to fit a big family or bridal party and have everyone comfortably posed across it too. Surrounding it is Red Deer's awesome trail system presenting more spots in a close range where beautiful photographs can be taken.

McKenzie Trails

McKenzie Trails Recreation Area is not only a great spot for a bike ride or a family picnic but it has tones of different spots for a variety of photos in a close proximity. A paved path surrounds a beautiful pond, lots of foliage, parks for the kids, a bridge, and even a river close by, what more can you ask for. It's a serious gem in Red Deer.        

Barrett Park

Barrett Park is along the same trail system as Coronation Park up behind the Parkvale Lodge. Lots of open grassy area's, big beautiful trees and a bridge. There is more than meets the eye in this beautiful park, being a little harder to find means that it is often quieter than other locations.                    

Other locations that are worth checking out are Bower Ponds, Heritage Ranch and Kin Kanyon. Red Deer is a beautiful city with lots of different locations, trails and spots for beautiful photos.                                

How to pick what location works best for your photoshoot?

When I talk to my clients I like to know what suits them. Families are more likely to love their photos more if the location speaks to them. What area would you love to spend your time in to make a memory? Also what do you plan to do with your photos when you are done with them? If they are getting framed on your wall then picking a location and time of year that provides colors to match the interior of your home is always a good idea. Your photographer should know light and the location. Some of these locations are better for morning and others are better for the light. Scouting the location in advance should provide them with an idea of sun locations and the best time of day for shooting. 


Photos by Stacey Tompkins Photography - Family, Portrait and Newborn Photographer for Red Deer, Sylvan Lake and Central Alberta

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