- Perth CBD
- Central Perth
- Perth Hills / Swan Valley
- North of the River
- South of the River
- Outside of Perth
Wolf Lane / King St Precinct
Cosmopolitan brides and grooms everywhere are loving the stylish backdrop Wolf Lane/King St Precinct provides. Perth truly does have some magnificent locations when it comes to wedding photography, but nothing can go past the juxtaposition this particular location gives. With an attractive brick-exposed alleyway, a commanding patchwork mural full of colour (created by New York street artist Maya Hayuk) and a most stunning city view rooftop, this option for wedding photos is second-to-none.
Supreme Court Gardens
The Supreme Court Gardens is the perfect outdoor terrace backdrop for wedding photography, especially if you’re keen to stay in and around the city rather than driving around for what might seem like hours going from place to place. Take a cheeky stroll through luscious lawns and breathe in the beautiful blooms from a garden that was planted more than 100 years ago. And because the Supreme Court and the old Court House are located right on its doorstep, you can even step onto the grounds for a shoot with some of ‘old Perth’.
State Buildings Precinct
Oh how the architecture shouts loudly for this choice for wedding photography! It’s incredibly intricate, and you can really show your appreciation for ingenious structural engineering – or not! But whichever reason you choose, having your photos here in front of three iconic heritage buildings (formally known as the Lands, Titles and Treasury buildings), this is now a vibrant cultural precinct full of cafes, bars and fine dining restaurants. You’ve also got the famous St George’s Anglican Cathedral arches nearby to divide up the range of imagery.
It’s the Swan River and Perth city meeting face-to-face in the Elizabeth Quay precinct, a landmark waterfront location where your ideas for wedding photography can go absolutely haywire! This picturesque spot provides limitless options for urban framing and imagery – take a stroll along the pedestrian bridge, have some time out at the Spanda (the white arches) for a bit of a cuddle, ride the carousel or perhaps relive your childhood together at the Island Playground (how gorgeous would those photos be?!). The verdict? Elizabeth Quay will leave you breathless when looking back at your wedding album.
Another phenomenal location for the cosmopolitan and urban loving bridal couple is Hibernian Place, in Perth’s east end (within walking distance from Elizabeth Quay). It’s a fantastic spot for wedding photography if you don’t want to stray too far from your ceremony at St Mary’s Cathedral or reception at Westin Hotel, and is a fantastic option if you’re looking for an upscale public space with a stunning rooftop garden, manicured lawns, modern eateries and the old fire station. This is the most ideal place to soak up the busy port-side vibe of Perth.
A popular landmark sitting on the Swan River just below Kings Park, the 1930s blue boatshed is an iconic bathhouse which has been revamped and repainted to create a stunning backdrop for engagement and wedding photography in Perth. (Previous Work)
With its impressive biodiversity and A-class reserve title, Bold Park provides an undeveloped bushland environment for stunning nuptial photography in one of Perth’s best coastal locations.
More pictures of Bold Park can visit the following link.
This inner-city location features East Perth’s natural wetlands, walkways and lawns, and is only a 15-minute walk from the Perth CBD. A popular spot for recreational activities and dining out, Claisebrook Cove Village is a hub of trendy cafes and restaurants – perfect for the couple who loves vibrant foreshore areas captured in their photographs. (Previous Work)
Relaxed and low-key is the best way to describe City Beach with its beautiful expanse of white sand and aqua blue Indian Ocean waters, ideal for the couple who love life at the beach and want their wedding photography to show it. (Previous Work)
Harold Boas Gardens
An oasis for nature lovers, Harold Boas Gardens are the perfect location for wedding photos thanks to lush, green open areas as well as a cascading rock waterfall and a bridge crossing. For stunning backdrops that feature almost pre-historic foliage and an abundance of wildlife, Harold Boas Gardens won’t disappoint. (Previous Work)
For a bridal shoot without the fuss of having to travel far for a beautiful outdoor setting, Hyde Park in Highgate is a glorious and tranquil retreat with endless opportunities for all sorts of photos. The park’s trees provide so much aesthetics and are a beautiful backdrop with their far-reaching branches, trunks and curving above-ground root systems. Hyde Park is one of the most picturesque locations you can include in your wedding plans.
Fig Trees, Mounts Bay Road
For wedding photos with a difference, you can’t go past the enormously beautiful trees along Mounts Bay Road in Perth. Located in the car park on Mounts Bay Road near the Old Swan Brewery, it’s a leafy and shaded inner city spot with even some gnarled roots of the giant fig trees lending your bridal party to an endless opportunity of pictures. Heading there in autumn will provide even more contrast with stunning yellows, reds and oranges on the ground. (Previous Work)
John Oldham Park
For engagement and wedding photographs close to Perth, but when you want lush waterfalls and lawns, John Oldham Park features backdrops for those who love being active in the great outdoors without leaving the urban suburbs. (Previous Work)
The iconic destination that is Kings Park has a variety of beautiful areas, where you can choose between abundant green lawns featuring the spectacular Perth city skyline and specialty botanical gardens. (Previous Work)
South Perth Foreshore
For riverside green space with city skyline views and boat access, the South Perth foreshore gives you about four kilometres of north-facing foreshore to play with. For iconic Perth engagement and wedding photography, this is one place you need to check out. (Previous Work)
University of Western Australia
It’s easy to see why the University of Western Australia is a popular venue for wedding photography in Perth. With its iconic bell tower, soaring arches and grand colonnades, the paths and gardens at UWA are the perfect backdrop for engagement and wedding shoots. (Previous Work)
More stunning photos of UWA can be found here.
PERTH HILLS / SWAN VALLEY
For the best of what nature has to offer, Bells Rapids is the ideal location with its walk trails and bush scenery whilst in the wintertime the river flows, providing your engagement or wedding photography in Perth a wonderous backdrop. (Previous Work)
It’s one of Perth’s best-kept secrets north of the river. Right on the outskirts of the Swan Valley lies what the locals call Gnangara Pines. With a bit of mystery, a bit of ‘spooky’ and a bit of magic, you and your beloved can walk freely along the flat trails beneath the towering pine trees, and just escape to the silence in the air. It’s isolated, it’s quiet, and it makes for the most fantastic photographs when the sun is low.
The suburb of Guildford was one of the first three towns in the Swan River Colony, along with Perth and Fremantle), established back in 1829. Some of the surviving properties create a rare urban pattern and are in fantastic condition, allowing for storytelling at its finest when it comes to wedding photography.
Please check out the story of Chloe and Peta which was held in Guildford.
John Forrest National Park
One of Perth’s favourite outing spots, John Forrest National Park is the perfect bush escape and is the state’s oldest national park. This location has so much opportunity for wedding photographs to be taken amongst gigantic Jarrah and Marri trees, along little creeks, and on shining boulders.
Here are more photos of John Forrest National Park here.
Lesmurdie Falls National Park
Located in the Mundy Regional Park in the hills east of Perth, Lesmurdie Falls provides a variety of nature trails that lead to spectacular waterfalls. With lush vegetation and a view of Perth city from the top, there is opportunity to stop for a quick picnic and take in the scenery – nature at its finest.
Kalamunda Zig Zag
A hidden little gem in the hills of Perth, the Kalamunda Zig Zag is a historic part of Perth unique to the area. Originally part of the Upper Darling Range railway line from 1891, there is freedom to walk the Zig Zag and take photographs in amongst the native bushland. With views of Perth city, there is no more historic location than this.
Here are more photos of Kalamunda Zig Zag here.
The wine region of the Swan Valley can truly seduce you with its fusion of wine, food and scenic properties that will take your breath away. Get in amongst the vineyards or stock paddocks for glorious engagement and wedding photography.
Please check out the Wedding of Shine and Eve which was held at the beautiful Swan Valley.
In the southeastern corridor of Perth lies Raeburn Orchards, a Roleystone property with three stunning areas for engagement parties and weddings. Available throughout the year, the seasonal backdrops truly make your photographs stand out, from warm hues of gold and orange in autumn to sizable fruit on the trees in summer. (Website / Previous Work)
NORTH OF THE RIVER
For the couple who love the combination of ocean and activity, than Hillarys is the spot for engagement and wedding photographs. Thanks to the Boat Harbour and Sorrento Quay Boardwalk within arms’ reach there are sunsets, soft sand, restaurants, luxury boats and of course, the boardwalk. With so many locations to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one for your photographs.
This small but idyllic location is popular for enjoying a sunset picnic or a dip in the beach’s crystal clear waters thanks to a pristine environment with a lookout and foreshore park to enjoy.
Neil Hawkins Park
Although more known for its children’s playground, don’t underestimate Neil Hawkins Park in Lake Joondalup. The park features a gorgeous little jetty to the water’s edge, and the wild birds have been known to happily perch on people’s arms while taking food.
Wanneroo Pine Forest
One of my most popular locations for engagement or wedding photographs in Perth, Wanneroo Pine Forest has it all. It’s one of Perth’s best-kept secrets, and for many, the most beautiful. (Previous Work)
Yanchep National Park
Thanks to its luscious green bushland and picturesque lake, Yanchep National Park provides engagement and wedding photography that will take your breath away. For perfect images, stretch your legs along a nature trail or take advantage of one of the romantic picnic spots.
Perry’s Paddock in Yellagonga National Park
This hidden gem in the northern suburbs provides tranquillity and an abundance of parkland. The dominant landscape feature in the area’s wetlands with gorgeous backdrops, including some colonial buildings that make for amazing storytelling.
More pictures of Yellagonga National Park can be found here.
SOUTH OF THE RIVER
Long regarded as one of the southern suburbs’ favourite recreational spots, Bibra Lake Reserve has a variety of shady places as you make your way around the lake. A stunning location for unique engagement and wedding photos.
You can’t get any more iconic than Cottesloe Beach, and despite its popularity in the warmer months, it is still a photographic destination that will make for beautiful images.
A unique destination with wall murals, art galleries, markets, vintage doors and ocean views, Fremantle will provide you with the best opportunities for stunning wedding photography. From Esplanade Park to the Round House, and Containbow to St Patrick’s Basilica, you’ll walk away from Fremantle with exactly what you’re wanting. (Previous Work)
Green Place Reserve
If a quiet, secluded reserve on the edge of the Swan River is more your style, then engagement and wedding photographs along Green Place Reserve are ideal. Overhanging trees, lush lawns and views of the river make this location the perfect spot for the couple who want a bit of green nature and a bit of water in the background without the crowds. (Previous Work)
OUTSIDE OF PERTH
Twice voted WA’s top tourism town, Busselton’s iconic jetty was built in 1865 and still stands today atop tranquil waters and white sandy beaches. This part of the state along the Indian Ocean gives couples ample opportunity to explore the shoreline and its pretty city.
Want a spectacular sight for your wedding photography? Sugarloaf Rock, in Cape Naturaliste, is an impressive location with breathtaking views. The best part about Sugarloaf Rock is that visiting it is amazing any time of the year.
Please check out the story of Maddy and Kyle Surprise Proposal which took place at the Sugarloaf Rock.
The historic town of York, about 98km east of Perth, is a wedding photographer’s heaven. The town centre’s architecture really adds character to your bridal photos, and the landscape at spots like Mount Brown Lookout and the canola fields brings a country flavour to your photography shoot. (Website)