10 Cozy Fall Photoshoot Ideas in Vancouver

There’s nothing quite like autumn in the Pacific Northwest. And thanks to its gorgeous natural scenery and mild climate, it’s especially rewarding to appreciate Vancouver’s photogenic fall colors. With festivals and events happening all autumn long, there’s always something photo-worthy happening in this cosmopolitan paradise. And now that Peerspace is live in Canada, it’s easier than ever to find and book photoshoot ideas in Vancouver. Whether you want to lose yourself in the fall colors or show off your fashion sense in the concrete jungle, you’re sure to find a spot that strikes your fancy on this list of our 10 favorite fall photoshoot locations in Vancouver. Grab your favorite warm drink and read on!

1. Have ombre ivy as your backdrop at the Sylvia Hotel

Sylvia Hotel alongside English Bay
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Every autumn, the famous Sylvia Hotel beside English Bay puts on a dazzling show. At the beginning of the season, the Virginia creeper ivy that climbs the historic building’s face shifts into a gorgeous array of colors, creating an Instagram-worthy ombre effect that’s unlike anything else in the city — or the world, for that matter. The hotel is also steps away from our next location on the list …

2. Take a walk along the waterside at Stanley Park

maple trees and a lake in Vancouver
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The oldest, largest, and most famous park in Vancouver, Stanley Park is a nature lover’s paradise in the heart of the city. Along the famous Seawall, you’ll enjoy views of the water, mountains, open sky, and breathtaking fall foliage. There are countless kilometers of open walking trails just waiting for you to explore them. You’re sure to find the perfect spot to snap a fall portrait beneath falling leaves. Just put on your favorite scarf and get ready for a brisk fall walk!

3. Kick back in comfort at this loft garden oasis in Mt Pleasant

loft garden oasis apartment in vancouver
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One of the most unique photoshoot ideas in Vancouver, this one-of-a-kind apartment will make your fall photos stand out. Featured in Daily Hive Vancouver, Home & Design Magazine, Global TV, and Mix Media Vancouver, this Garden Loft apartment is the talk of the town. Nearly 200 plants, two adventurous swings, and sophisticated leather furniture create a cozy vibe that’s unlike anywhere else in the city. Instagram stars and professional photographers alike can’t get enough. With so much buzz, shooting sessions are sure to go fast, so book your session on Peerspace today! 

4. Make yourself at home in this eclectic photo studio in downtown Vancouver

ATARAXIA Loft - Photo Studio
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Fans of the city will appreciate this downtown photo studio’s cozy urban aesthetic. A rust-colored brick wall and exposed timber beams will bring texture and character to any pic shot here. The apartment’s rich plants and strings of twinkle lights will make you feel at home during your photoshoot. Just pick out your favorite fall outfit, stretch out on the cozy leather sofa, and smile for the camera.

5. Get that Grammy-worthy pumpkin patch shot at Maan Farms in Abbotsford

people picking pumpkins at mann farms
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If you’re up for a drive east of the city, a visit to Maan Farms is a must-do for any fall-lover in Vancouver. Every fall, the farm transforms into an autumnal wonderland complete with a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and homemade treats ripe for sampling. There are nightly themed events here that the whole family can enjoy all autumn long, making for a photo-worthy experience you’ll never forget. Check out their calendar of events for more information. 

6. Feel snug as a bug at this minimalist heritage photo studio in north Vancouver

modern heritage studio space in north vancouver
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Want to snap pics in a studio that’s cozy and airy at the same time? This original 1910 Heritage studio in the Lower Lonsdale neighborhood offers 12-foot ceilings, original hardwood floors, exposed brick features, and plenty of natural light to bring your photoshoot to life. The decor’s warm, neutral color palette lends itself well to lifestyle photography or portraits. It’s just one of many cozy studios we’re proud to feature on Peerspace. Reserve your session today!

7. Experience the beauty of a Japanese autumn at the Nitobe Memorial Garden

Japanese garden nitobe memorial park
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Located on the University of British Columbia’s campus, the Nitobe Memorial Garden is one of the most authentic Japanese stroll gardens outside Japan. Created to celebrate the memory of Dr. Inazō Nitobe, this traditional garden has captivated Vancouver locals and tourists alike since the 1930s. The Japanese maples surrounding the walking trail and lake turn brilliant shades of red and amber in the fall. Any photos shot here will inspire a sense of harmony with nature for years to come.

8. Surround yourself with Nordic charm in this Dunbar-Southlands laneway house

Nordic Inspired Home vancouver rental
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With sizable windows, rustic interiors, and an abundance of lush plants lining the residence, this cozy Nordic-inspired abode in Dunbar-Southlands is perfect for those who love European charm. The laneway-style house is nestled in a quiet Vancouver neighborhood where you can enjoy the autumnal breeze and thoughtful architecture. Check out more details on Peerspace today.

9. Snap stunning scenery at Trout Lake Park

people relaxing at Trout Lake Park
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Also known as John Hendry Park, this freshwater lake in Vancouver is a nature lover’s paradise year-round. Surrounded by towering mountains, lush trees, and soothing views of the water, you can wander the trails surrounding the lakeside all autumn long. You’ll have a sea of ruby red leaves to set the scene for your photo. And since the park is conveniently located right off Commercial Drive, you don’t even have to leave the heart of the city to reach this autumnal wonderland. 

10. Take in amazing mountain views at this urban barn apartment

urban barn apartment in vancouver
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Don’t want to choose between stunning fall foliage and the comfort of the city? Look no further than this charming apartment on Albatus Ridge. Nestled in one of Vancouver’s most scenic neighborhoods, this open apartment features a clean, modern aesthetic with rustic touches and a neutral color palette. Large windows offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains, which will give your fall photos outdoor charm from the privacy of a modern apartment. Best of all, you can book it directly on Peerspace!

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