Best Locations in Victoria for Family Photos

Beautiful Outdoor Locations for Family Photos in Victoria

It’s hard to believe how fast summer is flying by! As much as I love the slower pace and change in routine during June, July and August, Fall is my FAVOURITE season for photography in Victoria!

September, October and November are perfect months for family photos in Victoria because the weather is cooling down while the sun is still shining bright! It’s also a great time to get your family photos in well before the holiday card hustle.

Here are my three favourite locations for family photos in beautiful Victoria BC.

1. Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill Park is a gorgeous and central location for family photos if you love the look of colourful gardens, beautiful trees, bridges, and tall grasses. With the children’s petting zoo and roaming peacocks, it’s definitely a hit with small children too!

2. Island View Beach

Located just south of Sidney, Island View Beach takes about 30 minute to get to by car from downtown Victoria, but it’s definitely worth the drive!

The views of the Haro Strait, James Island, Mount Baker and more — coupled with the sandy beach lined with drift logs — creates endless backdrop options in this beautiful location!.

3. Mount Doug Summit

If you love breathtaking views, the wind in your hair and a sunset like no other, Mount Doug lookout is a perfect option. The golden sun and dreamy views make for an unforgettable location for your family photos.

If you’re ready to get in touch, please send me a note or email me at! I can’t wait to photograph your session this Fall!

Erin Clayton Photography is a family portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Victoria, BC, specializing in authentic, moving photography, and wall art design services.