Wild Honeymoon – Best Photographic Locations in Canada

A romantic, getaway honeymoon lounging by the beach can be a relaxing respite to most people. But to hobbyist photographers, the best way to enjoy time with the one you love is to put them in front of mouth-watering scenic views start snapping.

And if you have a photographic itch that you need to scratch during your honeymoon, a trip to the wilds of Canada is the solution to your problem.

Canada is home to spectacular natural beauty, breathtaking sceneries, and never-seen-before vistas that boggle the mind. What better way to bond with your betrothed than to create memories of a once-in-a-lifetime journey?

Here are the top locations for adventurous newlywed couples looking for a fascinating destination honeymoon in Canada.

Abraham Lake – Alberta

Wild Honeymoon - Best Photographic Locations in Canada
Abraham Lake in Alberta, Canada.

For couples looking for an adventurous honeymoon getaway in Canada, then Abraham Lake in Alberta is worth a visit. This lake has stunning beauty and it’s almost free from snow, allowing you to see the formation of methane gas bubbles which stream upwards and get frozen in the ice. What is more romantic than seeing this natural beauty with the one you love as the sun sets behind you? Remember to bring along a camera to capture these gorgeous views, for an unforgettable experience. On your list of potential honeymoon destinations in Canada, include Abraham Lake.

Western Brook Pond – Newfoundland and Labrador

Wild Honeymoon - Best Photographic Locations in Canada
Western Brook Pond in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This 10-mile-long natural masterpiece may be the adventure you’ve always been looking for. Located in Gros Morne National Park, this location has something to offer for couples who love going out, and enjoying what nature has to offer. It offers hiking trails and hills to view the spectacular beauty all around. Take a boat along the lake to see breathtaking sceneries of the magnificent Long Range Mountains, Cliffs which are billions of years old and pristine lake waters. When taking a hike, be sure to spot wildlife such as bald eagles, caribou, seals, whales, and foxes. By visiting Western Brook Pond, you’re guaranteed of an adventurous destination honeymoon like no other.

Bay of Fundy – New Brunswick

Wild Honeymoon - Best Photographic Locations in Canada
Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick.

The Bay of Fundy is another destination to consider for your honeymoon. Simply put, the Bay of Fundy offers a watery wonder like you’ve never seen before. Why not enjoy scuba diving, kayaking, and rafting on these waters with the love of your life and see the naturally eroded rocks, with shapes like keyholes and arches? Also, if you’re a fan or marine life, this location is home to some the endangered whale species. Dramatic sandstone cliffs and serene coastal views offer a backdrop for the best honeymoon pictures.

Jasper National Park – Alberta

Wild Honeymoon - Best Photographic Locations in Canada
Jasper National Park in Alberta.

This national park in Alberta has something for everyone. Beautiful glacier lakes, amazing waterfalls, and epic backcountry hikes. If you’re a fan of road trips, then this location scenic drives in Icefields Parkway. Here, you’ll enjoy ancient glaciers and a glass-floored walkway above Sunwapta Canyon for easy observation. Other places that shouldn’t be missed are Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake, the Columbia Icefield and the Medicine Lake. Activities range from river rafting, biking and hiking, snowshoeing, lake boat tours, sleigh rides and not forgetting fantastic skiing and snowboarding. Jasper is more than worthwhile.

Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii – British Columbia

Wild Honeymoon - Best Photographic Locations in Canada
Formerly known as the “The Queen Charlotte Islands,” Haida Gwaii is an ancient Canadian archipelago located just off the coast of British Columbia.

Featuring a rich culture, cliffside ocean vistas, and deep rainforests, Haida Gwaii offers an ideal location for nature enthusiastic couples. What makes Haida Gwaii an exotic honeymoon destination? Hiking trails in the forests, spectacular ocean viewpoints, whale watching, biking, beach walking for pleasure, camping grounds around this island, surfing, angling, canoeing and cultural activities (performances by local people, museums, galleries, and art studios).

Cavendish Beach – Prince Edward Island

Wild Honeymoon - Best Photographic Locations in Canada
Sea Arch and Cavendish Beach on Prince Edward Island.

Cavendish Beach is home to red sandy beaches, historic architecture and rocky red cliffs. Some of the best activities in this location include sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, parasailing, golfing and deep sea fishing. What makes this beach an amazing honeymoon destination and a photographer’s dream, is its pristine, other-worldly scenery. The absolute lack of people will mean unprecedented room to live, kiss, love, laugh and enjoy a romantic time. Excellent accommodations, entertainment, and food that is just out of this world.

These are some of best locations in Canada for an amazing destination honeymoon experience. The most important thing is to fully enjoy the time spent with the one you love. Make sure that these times will be your best memories!

Photographic Locations for an Adventurous Honeymoon in Canada

If you and your adventurous significant other are planning to get married, then you probably desire to use your honeymoon as a photographic adventure or exploration. To do something that neither of you would try alone.  If you want this time to be spent in the most gorgeous, rugged, photogenic places in all of North America, then consider the wilds of Canada.

Canada offers amazing locations for photography that is hard to find in America.  And the wilds are the ideal place to bond and create amazing memories as a new couple.  Read on to learn of some of these destinations.

Banff National Park/Lake Louise – Alberta

Whether you’re interested in taking part in adrenalin-inducing pursuits, enjoying stunning sceneries or simply being at one with nature, Banff National Park (see photo above) is an ideal choice for either a no-frills destination wedding or a rugged honeymoon.

This park is home to breathtaking views of Lake Louise, framed by picturesque mountain beauty. Lake Louise stands out with its vibrant greens and blues typical of a glacier-fed lake. If you’re keen on keen on watersports then this lake offers options for canoeing, scuba-diving, swimming, and fishing. Also, cycling, hiking, horse-riding, waterfall ice-climbing, ice-skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are activities that can keep you occupied while photo documenting your time together.

Dempster Highway – Yukon

Photographic Locations for an Adventurous Honeymoon in Canada
If you are a fan of road trips or don’t prioritize on fancy getaways, Dempster Highway offers one of the best road trips in the world. You can start from Dawson City, go through Richardson and Ogilvie Mountains, pass the Arctic circle, for a romantic road trip. You and your new spouse will get enjoy river ferries, endless sun, roadside grizzlies and finish off by setting up a camp at Tombstone Territorial Park. Also, don’t end your road trip without hiking all through the areas surrounding Dempster Highway and explore tundra, hills, and forests.

Castle Butte – Saskatchewan

Photographic Locations for an Adventurous Honeymoon in Canada
Castle Butte in Saskatchewan.

Castle Butte is a must-see site regardless of your plans. This is a 200-foot high hill which you can climb to the top and enjoy views of the Big Muddy Badlands. Walking around the base is relaxing and views from the top are spectacular. There are also caves around this place where you can go for some exploration and wildflower blooms during summer. Break away from the normal fancy getaways and enjoy your honey around nature’s best gifts, such as the Castle Butte.

Montmorency Falls – Quebec

Photographic Locations for an Adventurous Honeymoon in Canada
Montmorency Falls in Quebec.

Montmorency Falls stands at 275ft and is located 12 km from Quebec City. This waterfall is beautiful in itself, offering an amazing view like no other. To capture excellent videos and photos, you can use the suspension bridge located above the falls. Alternatively, you can enjoy the view from a cable car that travels from the base to the top of the cliff, and walk down using the stairs that snake around the cliff. This is an ideal location for a couple who loves waterfalls. Be sure to bring a camera with you to capture every beautiful scene in this location.

Capilano Suspension Bridge – British Columbia

Photographic Locations For Adventurous Honeymoon in Canada
Capilano Suspension Bridge in British Columbia.

Dating way back to 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Vancouver. It’s 450ft-long and it swings 230ft over the Capilano River. Why makes it a must visit? Exceptional nature, breathtaking views, treetop adventures and relaxing cliff walks. This is a place where you can go a thousand times and still not get tired of it. Don’t forget to experience the Vancouver beaches, to supplement your overall enjoyable experience.

Auyuittuq National Park – Nunavut

Photographic Locations For Adventurous Honeymoon in Canada
Auyuittuq National Park in Nunavut.

This national park in Nunavut is a serene place to enjoy nature’s beauty with your spouse. Auyuittuq National Park features massive granite peaks, colorful tundra valleys, outstanding landscapes and beautiful glaciers. Some of the activities to enjoy here are learning about the rich cultural history, hiking and backpacking and skiing.  Photographic opportunities include climbing expeditions (Mount Thor, Mount Asgard and many other peaks), snowmobile tours, dogsledding expeditions and boat trips.

For an adventurous couple, a honeymoon can be an amazing time of learning and exploration. It’s a journey that further bonds two souls. Leave all your stresses behind and enjoy a beautiful unforgettable vacation with your spouse in any of the above Canadian destinations.

Beginners Guide to Taking Quality Photographs

Taking quality photographs does not necessarily require you to have professional gear. Of course, professional gear is always faster and better than entry level equipment but even with your smartphone camera, you have the ability to take incredible photographs. The secret lies in several aspects of taking the picture such as lighting, composition, timing, and editing.

There are times you just need to have great shots that your phone or entry-level camera just can’t give you so such times call for hiring a professional photographer.

However, for your everyday photography, if you want to have professional looking photographs, here are a few tips and tricks you can use, regardless of the camera type.

1. Know Your Camera

Practice using different camera settings and shooting in different situations to get to know your camera. Take your camera off auto mode so you can be in control then play with the settings and experiment.

2. Have a Clear Focal Point

One of the biggest differences between professional and amateur photographs is clear focal points. Decide on one specific aspect of your scene and make it the main idea of the image. For instance, you can make a beautiful tree the focal point in a landscape photo. It is okay to include more of that scene but have something specific you want the viewer to see.

3. Follow Composition Rules

Composition plays a huge role in the end results of a photograph and the rules will be your guide. Some of these rules include the rule of thirds, leading lines and frames.

4. Draw With the Light

Originally, photography means to draw with light so light plays a vital role here. Finding the perfect light will set your photographs apart from the rest. Check the direction as well as the intensity of the light every time you take a picture. The golden hours, which comes before sunrise and sunset is always a great time to capture a shot. Window light is very good if you are creative so experiment with it.

5. Lock On That Focus

Most cameras are designed to focus on what’s in the middle but this is usually not the best place for a subject. Try to center your subject then press your shutter button down to lock in your focus. Then you can reframe the photo and take the shot, which will be perfectly sharp.

6. Focus On Quality

Shoot and capture all the pixels you can because more pixels give quality to an image. Always shoot at the cameras highest resolution, at all times.

7. Know How to Edit

Editing is entirely different from shooting a photograph but you have to think about it while shooting. If you intend to make the photo black and white, for instance, it will help if you include high contrast and extra texture elements while taking the shot. Think of the file types as well depending on how good you are at editing.

8. Turn Off Your Flash Indoors

Contrary to what you might think, your camera flash ruins a lot of good in a photo because it washes out the depth and detail. For more light, while shooting indoors, set your aperture as wide as possible.

9. Blur the Background

A blurred background isolates the subject and makes the shot instantly professional. Just remember to keep all the important elements in focus and focus on the right object.

These are the tips that will take you from amateur to professional photographs. While taking your photographs, sometimes you don’t have to just stand in one position, try different positions like kneeling down, holding the camera higher or standing on a bench to get a unique perspective.