SSM Location guide


There are many different factors to consider when picking the best location for your session. My number one tip is to always pick a spot that is comfortable for you (+ your family or partner). This can be a location that has sentimental meaning for you or a location where your dog can be unbothered being unleashed.

Use this guide to view the different locations in and around SSM with photo examples to help you envision your session.

RECOMMENDED FOR: FALL + WINTER

HUB TRAIL

Right beside Finn Hill is the perfect little nook in the hub trail for a green backdrop and paved trail for easy access. Dogs are welcome at this location (but be tick aware)!

recommended for: summer + fall

HIAWATHA

Hiawatha provides many backdrops, from trees, trails, waterfalls and this gorgeous lake.
Dogs are welcome at this location!

recommended for: summer + fall

whitefish island + the locks

This spot is perfect for those hot midday shoots. We have lots of tree coverage to stay cool in the shade and an awesome boardwalk view of the bridge! Dogs are welcome on leash at this location!
Locks location does need a photography permit.

recommended for: spring + summer + fall

mockingbird hillfarm

Permission from owners is needed for this location, but worth the ask! Leashed dogs are welcome.

recommended for: summer + fall

POINTE DES CHENES

Looking to take a dip? Let's head to the beach!
Leashed dogs are welcome to this location.

recommended for: all seasons

elliots field

Elliots offers fields of dreams!! Lots of florals, greenery and the perfect sunset backdrop.
Dogs are welcome at this location.
Leashed dogs are welcome at this location.

recommended for: summer + fall

havilland beach

A travel fee will be required for this location, but it is worth if for these fall views!
Leashed dogs are welcome and encouraged as this beach is connected to a busy highway.

recommended for: summer

SAWPIT BAY

If you're looking for the perfect sunset backdrop, look no further than Sawpit Bay! Please note a travel fee is required for this location.
Dogs are welcome!

recommended for: summer + fall

Bellevue Greenhouse

If we are having a rainy day or the springtime hasn't brought us any greens or florals, we can always rely on the Bellevue Greenhouse for a beautiful tropical destination.
Leashed dogs are welcome at this location!

recommended for: summer + fall

the machine shop

Looking for some rustic charm? Machine shop has the best industrial views with a mix of nature.
Leashed dogs are welcome at this location!

recommended for: summer + fall

BELLEVUE PARK

Great for morning or evening sessions with a ton of shade. Water, tree and floral gardens can all be found here
Leashed dogs are welcome at this location!

recommended for: summer + fall

gros cap bluffs

Right along Lake Superior, the views are endless! Be prepared for wind + rocky terrain. To get the best views, a 10 minute hike is needed.

recommended for: WINTER

FORT CREEK CONSERVATION

This trail is easily accessible from multiple parking spots. We can stay on trail or venture off to see some more secluded views.
Leashed dogs are welcome at this location.

RECOMMENDED FOR SUMMER + FALL

THOMPSON FARMS

Location scenery changes depending on the season. ie. pumpkins, cornfield, sunflowers, etc...
Dogs are welcome at this location!

recommended for: summer

WISHART PARK

A forest filled with gorgeous ferns?! This is where magic is made!
Leashed dogs are welcome at this location!

you choose!

I am always open to new locations! Whether it is your cottage, family friend's property or just a location you connect with.
NOTE: A travel fee applies to locations over a 30 minute travel