10 Sweet Family Photoshoot Ideas in Vancouver

Surrounded by the vibrant colors of the earth on all sides, Vancouver is a big city immersed in nature. Located in a temperate coastal climate and greeted by rain for much of their year, Vancouver, like much of the Pacific Northwest, is as verdant as a city can get. This means the outdoor opportunities for photoshoots are seemingly endless. Not to mention, Vancouver is full of gorgeous interiors, too. If you’re looking to take amazing family photos in and around Vancouver, we’ve got a comprehensive list of both indoor and outdoor locations. Check out these fun family photoshoot ideas in Vancouver!

1. An urban barn apartment

Urban Barn Apartment vancouver rental
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With a cream-colored leather sofa and light wood accents throughout, this beautiful apartment has a harmonious style that lends itself perfectly to a family photoshoot. The floor-to-ceiling windows let in all the natural light you’ll need for a great daytime photoshoot. As an amazing bonus, the views from this 1,500-square-foot home are stellar—both the cityscape and nature are visible from those gorgeous huge windows.

2. A bright, naturally lit loft

Vancouver White Loft with Elegant yet Raw Style rental
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In the heart of downtown, you’ll find a lot of lofts, but few as stunning as this one. The hosts describe it as having an “elegant yet raw style,” and we couldn’t agree more. All-white furniture complements the polished concrete floor, all illuminated by the wall of windows in the main living space. This apartment has fabulous natural light and multiple seating options for the family to pose around.

3. A mid-century Scandinavian haven

Character Two Story Apartment in Central Vancouver rental
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Up next is one of the most cleanly designed interiors we’ve found. In a darling two-story home lies minimalist mid-century Scandinavian-influenced design. In the main living space, huge windows illuminate a simple light color palette of furnishings. If you’re looking for a crisp, distraction-free home, this is one of the most perfect family photoshoot ideas in Vancouver.

4. The perfect penthouse

One-of-a-Kind Penthouse for Photoshoots vancouver rental
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While not quite the vibe for a very young family, if your loved ones are a bit more mature, this is a fantastic location for a family photoshoot. This ultra-modern eighth-floor apartment is decorated in a range of greys, pairing perfectly with the marble-clad countertops in the sleek modern kitchen. The main living area, as well as the dining space and kitchen, are all ideal locations for individual or group photos. You could sit with perfect posture on the sofa, or stage a beautiful dinner scene at the table.

5. Cates Park

Our first outdoor pick is Cates Park in North Vancouver, right on the water. The ancestral name for the area is Whey-Ah-Whichen, which is a Tsleil-Waututh Nation name meaning “faces the wind.” In addition to taking great family photos on the rocky shore, you can also see a traditionally carved totem pole and canoe on display. Professional photographers recommend scheduling your shoot for a time when low tide is early in the morning to beat the crowds.

6. A quaint Kerrisdale residence

Cozy Family Home
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This century-old character home is a cozy location for a family photoshoot. At 2,500 square feet, there’s plenty of room for a family of any size to gather, pose, and be merry. Plus, it has a great yard for a city house, which is another great photoshoot option. For all these amazing reasons, this lovely Kerrisdale home is one of our favorite family photoshoot ideas in Vancouver.

7. Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve

We’re back outdoors for the next of our great family photoshoot ideas in Vancouver. The Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve is a bit of a hidden gem and not as busy as other natural attractions around the city, thus making it perfect for an afternoon family photoshoot. There are over 100 kilometers of trail, including one with an old-growth tree you can walk through. Just be aware of your surroundings, as it’s popular with mountain bikers!

8. A Nordic-inspired residence

nordic inspired home vancouver rental
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Check out a fabulous, Nordic-inspired home in Dunbar-Southlands. Its cozy, minimalist aesthetic will look great with any kind of coordinated family outfits you’ve put together. The patio is just as beautiful as the interior, giving you plenty of options. Stage a dinner scene or a family games night—you are limited only by your own creativity in this beautiful home.

9. Elgin Heritage Park and Crescent Park

Located near the ever-popular Crescent Beach and White Rock lives two under-visited gems you’ll love for a family photoshoot. The first, Elgin Heritage Park, has beautiful waterfront views and, if you’ll be shooting in summer, you’ll capture the lupine fields in all their brilliant lavender color. The other location is right nearby, Crescent Park. Crescent Park has gorgeous wooded trails that’re a perfect photography location for any outdoorsy family.

10. A jungle-like industrial loft

Loft Garden Oasis In Mt Pleasant vancouver rental_
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Like always, we tucked away one of our best finds ‘til the very end. Wrapping up our list of the best indoor and outdoor family photoshoot ideas in Vancouver is a loft that describes itself as having a “jungle-industrial aesthetic.” Like so many lofts, this one is flooded with natural light. What sets it apart is the styling. That jungle-industrial look is achieved through a total of over 160 houseplants, deep green walls, and a woven rope suspended chair.

Live your best life in Vancouver!

Family photoshoots are a time-honored tradition that create a gift we’ll cherish for decades. Vancouver is a city uniquely well-suited for such a photoshoot because of how many family-friendly outdoor attractions there are. Plus, with the wealth of gorgeous interiors found around town, there’s bound to be a location for any style.

We’ve shown you a huge spread of locations, from trees you can walk through to a jungle-industrial downtown loft. No matter your family’s size or style, there’s something in Vancouver for you. We hope you enjoyed our count of the 10 best family photoshoot ideas in Vancouver!

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