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Best Wedding and Pre-wedding Photography Locations in Perth

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


Parks

All around Perth are some of the most beautiful parks you will see in Australia. Here are a few that I would recommend:

  1. Kings Park

    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.

  1. kings park wedding

    kings park wedding

    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!

    kings park wedding

    kings park wedding

    Who knew that this rotunda would look this awesome at night! Loving their reflection on the water!

    kings park wedding

    kings park wedding

    The tall trees bending down as if to watch the Aleisha and Eddie dance!

    kings park wedding

    kings park wedding

  2. 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!

    john oldham park pre-wedding

    john oldham park pre-wedding

    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 🙂

    john oldham park pre-wedding

    john oldham park pre-wedding

    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 pre-wedding

    john oldham park pre-wedding

    John Oldham Park’s beautiful wooden trellis.

    john oldham park pre-wedding

    john oldham park pre-wedding

  3. 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!

    mounts bay road fig trees

    mounts bay road fig trees

    Julia and Richard’s beautiful bridesmaids and handsome groomsmen.

    mounts bay road fig trees

    mounts bay road fig trees

    Megan and her beautiful long veil.

    mounts bay road fig trees

    mounts bay road fig trees

    Megan and Richmond showing off a public display of affection, getting mixed reactions from their bridal party!

    mounts bay road fig trees

    mounts bay road fig trees

  4. Hyde Park

    I love how these giant trees that form an arch on this pathway framing John and Denisa in the middle.

    hyde park pre-wedding

    hyde park pre-wedding

    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!

    hyde park wedding

    hyde park wedding

    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 pre-wedding

    hyde park pre-wedding

    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.

    hyde park pre-wedding

    hyde park pre-wedding

    The row of giant trees that curve around Hyde Park is one of its most appealing characteristics.

     

    hyde park pre-wedding

    hyde park pre-wedding

    Bobbi and Andrew were so happy when the sun came out for their location shoot despite the rainy forecast on  their wedding day!

    hyde park wedding

    hyde park wedding

  5. Yellagonga Regional Park

    You don’t often get clouds like these, but when you do – jackpot!

    yellagonga regional park pre-wedding

    yellagonga regional park pre-wedding

    Loving this candid and honest photo of Adam and Stace

    yellagonga regional park wedding

    yellagonga regional park wedding

    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

    yellagonga regional park pre-wedding

    yellagonga regional park pre-wedding

    One of Yellagonga Regional Park’s trademark structures, this abandoned building makes for interesting photos

    yellagonga regional park pre-wedding

    yellagonga regional park pre-wedding

  6. 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

    bicton quarantine park wedding

    bicton quarantine park wedding

    Simply breathtaking views here with Rachel and Andrew!

    bicton quarantine park wedding

    bicton quarantine park wedding

    Pondering their future together!

    bicton quarantine park wedding

    bicton quarantine park wedding

  7. Araluen Botanic Park

    Love the earthy colours of Araluen, contraster by the rich vibrant colours of its flowers!

    araluen pre-wedding

    araluen pre-wedding

    Photos amongst these beautiful red tulips is a must!

    araluen pre-wedding

    araluen pre-wedding

  8. 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!

    pinnacles nambung national park pre-wedding

    pinnacles nambung national park pre-wedding

    These rocks will create a unique style of photos, and brought out the creativity in me! They rock! (pun intended)

    pinnacles nambung national park pre-wedding

    pinnacles nambung national park pre-wedding

Beaches

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:

  1. Hillarys

This tower at Hillarys gives you breathtaking views of the beach from up high.

  1. hillarys beach wedding

    hillarys beach wedding

    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!

    hillarys beach wedding

    hillarys beach wedding

    Talk about perfect timing when these seagulls got into my shot!

    hillarys beach wedding

    hillarys beach wedding

  2. Iluka

    I love jump shots!

    iluka wedding

    iluka wedding

    This spot probably has the best view in Iluka!

    iluka pre-wedding

    iluka pre-wedding

    Katy and Matt enjoying the sea breeze and a few splashes!

    iluka pre-wedding

    iluka pre-wedding

    Selina and Lee enjoying the sunset views after their wedding which was also held here on Iluka’s sandy beach 🙂

  3. iluka wedding

    iluka wedding

  4. Burns Beach

    One of Burns Beach’s unique characteristics is its rocky shores that makes for interesting photos

    burns beach pre-wedding

    burns beach pre-wedding

    burns beach pre-wedding

    burns beach pre-wedding

  5. Cottesloe

    Thank God for a beautiful sunset on Joe and Sunny’s wedding day!

    cottesloe wedding

    cottesloe wedding

    At Indiana in Cottesloe where Sunny and Joe read their vows and promised to love each other forever

    cottesloe wedding

    cottesloe wedding

    cottesloe wedding

    cottesloe wedding

  6. City Beach

    Jump shot! Loving the green hues standing out, and yes, check out that photo bomber on the left!

    city beach wedding

    city beach wedding

    John and Denisa‘s love summed up in one photo…

    city beach wedding

    city beach wedding

    Sunset photos at City Beach just before your reception is definitely an option!

    sunset at city beach

    sunset at city beach

  7. Mindarie

    Unique views of the marina on one of the steps at Mindarine

    mindarie marina pre-wedding

    mindarie marina pre-wedding

    Simone and Daniel spending quality time during sunset on one of Mindarie Marina’s jetties

    mindarie marina pre-wedding

    mindarie marina pre-wedding

Riverside

  1. South Perth

    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.

    south perth wedding

    south perth wedding

    Neel and Chandni at one of South Perth’s jetties.

    south perth indian wedding

    south perth indian wedding

    The South Perth foreshore is one of the best places to get the view of the city’s skyline in the daytime and…

    south perth wedding

    south perth wedding

    …also at night time!

    south perth wedding night

    south perth wedding night

  2. Heathcote Reserve

    The shores just below Heathcote Reserve also has nice views of the city skyline.

    heathcote reserve wedding

    heathcote reserve wedding

    heathcote reserve wedding

    heathcote reserve wedding

  3. Old Swan Brewery

    Sarah and Barry got wed in style cruising on a multi-million yacht at the Old Swan Brewery

    old swan brewery wedding

    old swan brewery wedding

    Julie and Xavier on the Old Swan Brewery jetty

    old swan brewery wedding

    old swan brewery wedding

    I hope that wedding gown is not a rental! 😀

    old swan brewery wedding

    old swan brewery wedding

Swan Valley

Swan Valley deserves its own category because of its unique cha

  1. Sandalford Winery

    Underneath one of the vineyard trellises in Sandalford

    sandalford winery wedding

    sandalford winery wedding

    Chandni and Need standing amongst the vineyards of Sandalford Winery

    sandalford winery wedding

    sandalford winery wedding

    Loving the style of one of Sandalford’s unqiue function rooms featuring oak wood barrels along the walls

    sandalford winery wedding

    sandalford winery wedding

  2. Sittella Winery

    Having a stroll along the lush green vineyards of Sittella Winery

    sittella winery wedding

    sittella winery wedding

    A perfect spot to capture what it’s like to having your wedding at Swan Valley

    sittella winery wedding

    sittella winery wedding

    This magnificent rotunda is where Bec and Brenton had their ceremony

    sittella winery wedding

    sittella winery wedding

  3. Brookleigh Estate

    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!

    brookleigh estate wedding

    brookleigh estate wedding

    brookleigh estate pre-wedding

    brookleigh estate pre-wedding

    brookleigh estate wedding

    brookleigh estate wedding

    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.

    brookleigh estate wedding

    brookleigh estate wedding

  4. Caversham House

    Ahhh… Caversham’s famous waterfalls! One of its unique features which makes it one of the most popular wedding destinations around the Swan area.

    caversham house wedding

    caversham house wedding

    Even the stairs look majestic!

    caversham house wedding

    caversham house wedding

    Who says you’re too old to go on a swing??

    caversham house wedding

    caversham house wedding

  5. Mulberry on Swan

    Mulberry on Swan has big landscapes, even big enough to have your limo park on the grounds.

    mulberry on swan wedding

    mulberry on swan wedding

    Hayley and Daniel’s ceremony was held facing the beautiful river of Mulberry on Swan

    mulberry on swan wedding

    mulberry on swan wedding

    Dancing the night away for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Daniel and Hayley Stimpson

    mulberry on swan wedding

    mulberry on swan wedding


Urban

  1. Perth CBD

    At one of the art galleries within the city, amazing artwork and stunning bride Liz!

    perth city wedding

    perth city wedding

    The city is rich in colourful wall murals such as these

    perth city pre-wedding

    perth city pre-wedding

    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!)

    perth city wedding

    perth city wedding

    London Court which offers couples a taste of England!

    perth city pre-wedding

    perth city pre-wedding

  2. East Perth

    The curved walkways along the rivers make for great photos such as these.

    east perth pre-wedding

    east perth pre-wedding

    Lee and Selina taking Roxy for a stroll along the river where you could sometimes actually see dolphins swimming around!

    east perth pre-wedding

    east perth pre-wedding

  3. Leederville

    One of Lisa and Nigel’s dating spots, the Greens & Co Cafe features trendy decor and delicious coffee and desserts!

    leederville pre-wedding

    leederville pre-wedding

    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!

    leederville pre-wedding

    leederville pre-wedding

    One of Leederville’s vibrant and colourful murals – a must have for your wedding photos!

    leederville pre-wedding

    leederville pre-wedding

     

    leederville wedding

    leederville wedding

Unique Locations

  1. Blue Boathouse

    Sunset at the Blue Boathouse

    blue boathouse pre-wedding

    blue boathouse pre-wedding

    Gorgeous bride Mary

    blue boathouse wedding

    blue boathouse wedding

    The blue boathouse is one of, if not the most, favourite wedding photography destination in Perth!

    blue boathouse wedding

    blue boathouse wedding

  2. Fremantle

    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

    fremantle pre-wedding

    fremantle pre-wedding

    Inside on of Fremantle’s heritage-listed buildings

    fremantle wedding

    fremantle wedding

    A jump shot with the Fremantle Roundhouse as the background, great job everyone!

    fremantle wedding

    fremantle wedding

    If you’re looking for art in simple, everyday things, you’ll find it here in Freo.

    fremantle pre-wedding

    fremantle pre-wedding

  3. University of Western Australia (UWA)

    At UWA’s sunken garden where Julie and Richard got married.

    uwa wedding

    uwa wedding

    Along one of UWA’s building corridors which has these nice, rounded arches which make for beautiful framing of photos 🙂

    uwa wedding

    uwa wedding

    A stroll along UWA’s reflection pool

    uwa wedding

    uwa wedding

    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.

    uwa wedding

    uwa wedding

  4. 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!

  1. east fremantle wedding

    east fremantle wedding

     

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!

  1. leederville pre-wedding

    leederville pre-wedding

     

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!

  1. stingray bay mandurah

    stingray bay mandurah

    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!

    sherbet cafe pre-wedding

    sherbet cafe pre-wedding

    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!!

    rose garden willetton pre-wedding

    rose garden willetton pre-wedding

    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.

  2. woodman point pre-wedding

    woodman point pre-weddi

    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

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