Cynthia and Davis | A stunning Manitoulin Island waterfall session to inspire you

Since I grew up on Manitoulin Island, I may be a bit biased. But it truly is one of the most spectacular areas in Northern Ontario! There are so many beautiful locations. Especially if you are looking for a great outdoor spot for your engagement session.


One of my favourite locations is Bridal Veil Falls in Kagawong. Cynthia and Davis got in touch with me to do their maternity photos at this location. Right from the start I knew it would be great!

Manitoulin Island waterfall session

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.






  • 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!

I’m very excited to announce that this session was featured in a blog about the “Top Places to Propose in Ontario” by Nicole Alex Photography. You should check out the full blog post here!

And so if you’re looking for a photographer to capture a waterfall session of your own, feel free to get in touch!

And since you’re here, you may also like these other sessions…

  • BreeAnna Lasher
    Posted at 16:59h, 03 June Reply

    OHMYGAWSHHHHH what a gorgeous location! It is soooo romantic! You captured them and their love so perfectly!

  • Danielle Aisling
    Posted at 17:31h, 03 June Reply

    WOWWWWW!!!!! THESE ARE INSANE!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVEE! You got all thee little details and vibe of the couple beautifully, and it’s such a gorgeous location! I’ve only been to Manitoulin Island once, but I’m definitely going to have to go back (and obv get some badass waterfall photos….heheheh!).

  • Sienna
    Posted at 17:41h, 03 June Reply

    Talk about dreamy! Such a gorgeous spot on Manitoulin Island. Love the vibes that these photos evoke.

  • Dylan
    Posted at 20:44h, 03 June Reply

    This is so sweet! If this was my first baby I would really look forward to being able to tell them all about this adventure when they were just in the belly. Beautifully captured!

  • Abbi Hearne
    Posted at 21:12h, 03 June Reply

    Whaaaaat this is SO epic! What a next-level elopement location!

  • Henry Tieu
    Posted at 21:30h, 04 June Reply

    Oh my goodness this place is everything 🙂 I love how you captured not only the couple but also how the couple fit into the beautiful scenery 🙂

  • Sabrina Kaye
    Posted at 22:06h, 04 June Reply

    Whaaaa this is so gorgeous!! Amazing job capturing their love and the amazing scenery all at once 😍

  • Tara Hill
    Posted at 16:44h, 05 June Reply

    You’re so right, this location is amazing!!! I want to go exploring there right now! And I feel way more prepared after reading your tips! Also, the vertical picture at the beginning of the session, of them walking towards the waterfall and her hair blowing in the wind/mist, it spoke to me! What a gorgeous session, amazing job Lauren!

  • Nicole daacke
    Posted at 18:08h, 05 June Reply

    sooooo pretty!! That waterfall is unreal!!

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