Whether the Back to School photos that your child’s school offers are too expensive, just don’t meet your taste, or whatever the reasons taking your own photos can be quite easy. 

Back to School Photos around Edmonton

With so many places to take Back to School photos around Edmonton + beyond, these are just a few places that you can go. 

Where to take Back to School photos around Edmonton

Mackinnon Ravine – Edmonton
Find the bike path and follow it down the hill and you will find quite a few great places to take photos.
Find it at 148 street and Summit drive
Cost: Free

Behind Old Strathcona Market – Edmonton
Has some cool features like old train tracks and a graffiti background.
Find it at 10310 83 Ave
Cost: Free

Alexander Circle – Edmonton
Nothing says back to school photos with a background of a large beautiful fountain
Find it at Alexander Cir NW
Cost: Free

Irene Parlby Park – Edmonton
Brick pillars, greenery, and park benches all make for a great back to school backdrop.
Find it at 95ave & 100st
Cost: Free

Olde Back Roads – Outside Stony Plain
A hidden gem that you definitely want to check out and not just for back to school either! Whether you plan to take your own pictures or bringing along a photographer they provide one of a kind backgrounds and photo props for all of your photos.
Find it at 1132 Twp Rd 522
Cost: $50/hr

Woodbridge Farms – Sherwood Park
Take your pictures in the covered bridge, in the beautiful greenery, or by the lake. All would make for some awesome photos.
Find it at 600-, 624 Woodbridge Way
Cost: Free

Smeltzer House – Sherwood Park
Built in the 1920’s the brick exterior is the perfect backdrop for back to school photos
Find it at 1 Broadmoor Boulevard
Cost: Free

Grandin Pond – St.Albert
This location features so many options for photos. One of my favourite parts about this location is the wooden trellis and the pond. There are also paths that you can follow, the small bridge and more.
Find it at 39 Grandin Road
Cost: Free

Consider bringing some props

While an old school desk makes for some great pictures it’s a little awkward to cart around. If you’re looking to add a little bit of flare to your Back to School Photos consider these ideas: 

  • A few books and a large red apple 
  • A table cloth in a solid or checkered colour to sit on
  • Mini foldable stool if you have more than one child in the picture 
  • Mini chalk board to write down the name, year, grade etc… 
  • Big black rimmed glasses and yellow pencils in a glass container 

These are just a few ideas off the top of my head, but really let your creativity guide you. 

Will you be taking your own Back to School photos this year? Where will you be going? If you’re still looking for more ideas, check out one of my past posts about even more locations that would be great for back to school photos around Edmonton and area. 

Photo credit: Olde Back Roads 

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