And it truly was! The photos from this session are such a beautiful time capsule for them. It really showcases this amazing time of their lives.
Since I grew up on Manitoulin Island and know the local areas really well, I thought I’d put together some tips. This is local advice, from a local photographer. These are all things that I’ve learned over many years photographing at this spot! I hope it can be helpful for you, and if it was, leave a comment to let me know.
MY TIPS FOR A MANITOULIN ISLAND WATERFALL SESSION
- Pick the right day/time to photograph here. Since the island is extremely busy and touristy during the summer high season, I recommend going early in the morning on weekdays, or towards sunset time.
- Parking. Regardless of when you schedule your session for, be sure to arrive early. There is a small parking lot at the entrance of the falls (but it only holds 5-6 cars at a time). There is also street parking available.
- Be aware of the season. Generally speaking, the falls have more water flowing during the spring time. So going earlier in the year will ensure you have plenty of water in your photos!
- Be safe. The water levels are definitely something to be aware of. But also be careful when walking behind the falls! Just play it safe, and take it slow!