Beach Family Portrait Toronto

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Beach Family Portrait Toronto

A Beach Family Portrait in Toronto at Sunnyside Pavilion.

If you want beautiful photographs of your family on the beach, Toronto is not the first place that comes to mind. However the truth is that Toronto does have beaches in both the east (Cherry beach) and west (Sunnyside) ends of the city.

Capturing your family at the beach is a great idea for families with young children. Most kids love the beach so they’ll be happy when they arrive leading to some great natural smiles and expressions.

There are a few things to consider when choosing the beach as a location for your family portrait session.

Time of photoshoot.

Your photo session should be scheduled as close as possible to the first hour of light after sunrise, and the last hour of light before sunset.

Why because lighting is extremely important in photography when shooting outdoors.  Although we can add artificial light, I find the most natural photos are those that rely on natural light alone.  Because of this we aim to capture photographs during the “ Golden Hour”. Lighting during the golden hour is soft, diffused, and warm, which is much more flattering than the harsh midday sun that so many of us are used to shooting in.


  • Keep it comfortable, cool and casual.
  • Choose solid, more neutral tones and colours.
  • Consider similar or complementary styles and colours of clothing.
  • Coordinate your outfits to compliment each other as well as the beach background.

If you want to dress up consider semi-formal cocktail attire with bare feet as a nice alternative to casual wear such as white tops and khaki shorts.

It’s a great idea to bring a light snack and liquids for young children and adults. Summer sessions at the beach may be hot.

Beach Family Portrait Toronto
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Are you a mom or dad who feels your kids are growing up too fast? Do you want someone who can capture the true expressions and personality of your children through beautiful photographic art? If so please call (416) 890-7866 or e-mail us info@photosthatwork.com to find out more about creating photographs of your family you’ll cherish for years to come. Not ready to call yet, want more information online first? Check out more on what to expect and session fees HERE.

If you are looking for a portrait photographer in Toronto or surrounding areas, please contact us for more info. Make sure to check out our blog, for recent sessions.

Conveniently located in The North Liberty Center in Toronto’s downtown west, serving Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Scarborough, and surrounding areas. 

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