I’m always asked by almost all my clients about the best wedding and pre-wedding photography locations in perth, so I have come up with this article so I can help not just my clients but couples all over Perth, and the world, to have an idea of where to go and capture those special moments with their future husband/wife. Perth is such a beautiful place, and you don’t have to go very far to be able to capture timeless photos amidst beautiful Perth landscapes. Here’s a list of locations that I would recommend to anyone looking for their own perfect location 🙂 ~ Ramil
All around Perth are some of the most beautiful parks you will see in Australia. Here are a few that I would recommend:
Famous for its variety of plants, trees, and flowers, and its breathtaking panoramic view of the Perth city, Kings Park is one of the top location choices for weddings in Perth.
With an abundance of trees at Kings Park, I can get creative with what I use for my foreground and background. Here, I used the bush in front the and trees at the back, illuminated by beautiful golden sunlight to create this stunning photo of Jess and Gerard.
One of the hidden bush tracks in Kings Park, Aleisha and Eddie picked this place, and it was a hidden gem which I’m thankful I discovered!
Who knew that this rotunda would look this awesome at night! Loving their reflection on the water!
The tall trees bending down as if to watch the Aleisha and Eddie dance!
John Oldham Park
Amazing golden light coming through the trees! I love the contrast of the greenery and Kim and Ben’s brightly-coloured attires which made them stand out!
Yes, that’s a waterfall in the city, who would have known! Though it’s artificial, I love the rainforesty (yes, I made up that word) appeal of this place 🙂
Whenever I see artistic structures like this, my mind goes “Sweeeet! Now how do I make this into a photo?” Roxy and Subhan were willing to go along with my experiment the resulting photo is Sweeeet and one of a kind!
John Oldham Park’s beautiful wooden trellis.
Big Trees on Mounts Bay Road
The bridal party had an awesome idea to throw dried leaves on Sarah and Barry, and it turned out to be one of my all-time favourite photos!
Julia and Richard’s beautiful bridesmaids and handsome groomsmen.
Megan and her beautiful long veil.
Megan and Richmond showing off a public display of affection, getting mixed reactions from their bridal party!
I love how these giant trees that form an arch on this pathway framing John and Denisa in the middle.
John and Denisa just loves Hyde Park. They had their pre-wedding and wedding shoot in the same place, and I couldn’t blame them! Hyde Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Perth!
I often shoot in paparazzi mode, ducking and hiding behind the weeds, to get interesting shots like this one of Jess and Gerard.
Hyde Park looks different during different seasons, time your pre-wedding shoot depending on the look you want. In this photo taken during fall/autumn, the trees have shed most of their leaves.
The row of giant trees that curve around Hyde Park is one of its most appealing characteristics.
Bobbi and Andrew were so happy when the sun came out for their location shoot despite the rainy forecast on their wedding day!
Yellagonga Regional Park
You don’t often get clouds like these, but when you do – jackpot!
Loving this candid and honest photo of Adam and Stace
Preferably, I would shoot during the golden hour, which is when the shadows are least harsh and the overall light from the sun is even and most pleasant
One of Yellagonga Regional Park’s trademark structures, this abandoned building makes for interesting photos
Bicton Quarantine Park and Surrounds
The jetty by the Bicton baths overlooking the river and the yachts creates unique and memorable photos on your wedding day
Simply breathtaking views here with Rachel and Andrew!
Pondering their future together!
Araluen Botanic Park
Love the earthy colours of Araluen, contraster by the rich vibrant colours of its flowers!
Photos amongst these beautiful red tulips is a must!
Pinnacles at Nambung National Park
Though more than 2 hours away from Perth, Nambung National Park is one of Western Australia’s most popular tourist destination. It is definitely one of a kind, and you’ll feel like you’re in a different planet when you visit! Jason and Shelley made sure the whole trip was worth their time so they prepared a few sets of wardrobe changes, and the resulting photos were stunning and looked like they were pulled straight out of a fashion magazine!
These rocks will create a unique style of photos, and brought out the creativity in me! They rock! (pun intended)
Western Australia being at the coast of the Indian Ocean, has some of the best beaches in the world. Here are a few of the beaches that you can find on either south or north of the Swan River:
This tower at Hillarys gives you breathtaking views of the beach from up high.
Love this photo of Adam and Stace when the sunset gave us very dark red and orange hues that made the sky and sea deep red!
Talk about perfect timing when these seagulls got into my shot!
I love jump shots!
This spot probably has the best view in Iluka!
Katy and Matt enjoying the sea breeze and a few splashes!
Selina and Lee enjoying the sunset views after their wedding which was also held here on Iluka’s sandy beach 🙂
One of Burns Beach’s unique characteristics is its rocky shores that makes for interesting photos
Thank God for a beautiful sunset on Joe and Sunny’s wedding day!
At Indiana in Cottesloe where Sunny and Joe read their vows and promised to love each other forever
Jump shot! Loving the green hues standing out, and yes, check out that photo bomber on the left!
John and Denisa‘s love summed up in one photo…
Sunset photos at City Beach just before your reception is definitely an option!
Unique views of the marina on one of the steps at Mindarine
Simone and Daniel spending quality time during sunset on one of Mindarie Marina’s jetties
Love this night shot with Julie and Xavier, capturing their reflection on a water puddle which was caused by recent rain. I love experimenting and using my creativity to create photos like this which are one of a kind.
Neel and Chandni at one of South Perth’s jetties.
The South Perth foreshore is one of the best places to get the view of the city’s skyline in the daytime and…
…also at night time!
The shores just below Heathcote Reserve also has nice views of the city skyline.
Old Swan Brewery
Sarah and Barry got wed in style cruising on a multi-million yacht at the Old Swan Brewery
Julie and Xavier on the Old Swan Brewery jetty
I hope that wedding gown is not a rental! 😀
Swan Valley deserves its own category because of its unique cha
Underneath one of the vineyard trellises in Sandalford
Chandni and Need standing amongst the vineyards of Sandalford Winery
Loving the style of one of Sandalford’s unqiue function rooms featuring oak wood barrels along the walls
Having a stroll along the lush green vineyards of Sittella Winery
A perfect spot to capture what it’s like to having your wedding at Swan Valley
This magnificent rotunda is where Bec and Brenton had their ceremony
Brookleigh offers all-in-one packages where couples can spend the night here, have their ceremony, and then their reception. If you can have photos like Katy and Matt’s, it’s definitely worth considering having it all here!
Taken inside one of the manors of Brookleigh, they offer spa services as well which is housed indoors in some of the many rooms within the manor.
Ahhh… Caversham’s famous waterfalls! One of its unique features which makes it one of the most popular wedding destinations around the Swan area.
Even the stairs look majestic!
Who says you’re too old to go on a swing??
Mulberry on Swan
Mulberry on Swan has big landscapes, even big enough to have your limo park on the grounds.
Hayley and Daniel’s ceremony was held facing the beautiful river of Mulberry on Swan
Dancing the night away for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Daniel and Hayley Stimpson
At one of the art galleries within the city, amazing artwork and stunning bride Liz!
The city is rich in colourful wall murals such as these
Get wed in style at Perth’s most luxurious street – King Street, where you can find some of the most luxurious brands in Perth (and the world!)
London Court which offers couples a taste of England!
The curved walkways along the rivers make for great photos such as these.
Lee and Selina taking Roxy for a stroll along the river where you could sometimes actually see dolphins swimming around!
One of Lisa and Nigel’s dating spots, the Greens & Co Cafe features trendy decor and delicious coffee and desserts!
A secret location we found while strolling along Leederville, even though they were still closed for business, we asked staff if we could take a few snaps, and they were okay with it. Sometimes all we need to do is ask!
One of Leederville’s vibrant and colourful murals – a must have for your wedding photos!
Sunset at the Blue Boathouse
Gorgeous bride Mary
The blue boathouse is one of, if not the most, favourite wedding photography destination in Perth!
Freo! Freo! Fremantle is home to some unique heritage buildings and structures, on of which is this wall where Johna and Eric had their pre-wedding
Inside on of Fremantle’s heritage-listed buildings
A jump shot with the Fremantle Roundhouse as the background, great job everyone!
If you’re looking for art in simple, everyday things, you’ll find it here in Freo.
University of Western Australia (UWA)
At UWA’s sunken garden where Julie and Richard got married.
Along one of UWA’s building corridors which has these nice, rounded arches which make for beautiful framing of photos 🙂
A stroll along UWA’s reflection pool
If you didn’t get married in UWA, you can still opt to pay them a photography fee, so that you can have your pre-wedding or wedding photos taken within the university’s premises.
Your own special places
I saved the best for last! Of course, the best locations for your photos are those places that you as a couple hold dearest to your hearts. Here are some of the ones the couples themselves have chosen because these places remind them of a certain special moment in their lives before they got married.
On their wedding day, Gemma and Tom went back to where Tom proposed to Gemma. I loved the purple and orange hues of the sunset on this night, breathtaking!
Lisa and Nigel loves to cycle together, and what better way to remind them of this than to actually ride their bikes on their pre-wedding shoot!
Megan surprised Richmond on the day of their pre-wedding shoot by re-enacting Richmond’s romantic proposal to her at Stingray Bay in Mandurah one year ago. Megan did an amazing job decorating the area surrounding the big tree with little candles. The result as you can see is like a scene from a romantic movie!
Jason and Shelley loves going out to eat and discovering new places to eat! The love this quaint little place in Maylands called Sherbet Cafe, and for their pre-wedding shoot, they requested to come here and have their favourite desset – a Red Velvet cake, Yummm!
One of the most special places I hold dear in my heart is my home in the Philippines. For Hayley, this holds true as well, as she picked their home in Willetton where she grew up as the location for her pre-wedding shoot with Daniel. This is a photo of her parents’ rose garden, and how gorgeous it turned out to be!!
Mary and Sonang aren’t your average couple, they are avid fishers and would go far distances for good catches! (I was shocked when they showed me photos of the giant fish the’ve caught!) One of their favourite fishing spots is Woodman Point, and this was their first choice when it came to their pre-wedding shoot.
I really hope this blog helped you decide where to have your wedding and pre-wedding shoot, I know it’s hard, but you’ll get there! Good luck and I hope you definitely consider me as your Perth wedding and pre-wedding photographer, check out our wedding photography packages 🙂 ~ Ramil