WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SYDNEY LOCATIONS
You are recently engaged and planning a wedding. There are so many questions thrown at you, one of which would be ‘What locations do you plan on having your wedding photography?‘ to which you’d probably respond ‘I have no idea‘! That is exactly why we have created a list of the most popular wedding photography locations in Sydney.
If you are looking to find the best Sydney locations for wedding photos you have come to the right place.
In this wedding photography Sydney locations guide we will cover Sydney city locations, North Sydney and Inner City Sydney locations.
SYDNEY CITY LOCATIONS
- Opera House at Circular Quay – an iconic Sydney landmark. If you love the city vibe and architecture or even hitting goals of having your wedding photos at iconic landmarks to stamp your Sydney wedding, then the Opera House will be number one on your list. The geometric shape of the building easily creates contemporary arty photos. Plus tick another landmark off your list with the Harbour Bridge in the background.
- Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens – the park is probably a third of the size of Sydney city itself with lots of photo opportunities. Right on Sydney Harbour its walking distance to the Sydney Opera House. I recommend just wandering through the gardens and you will be treated to lots of pretty trees and foliage to use as the backdrop in your photos. Being one of Sydney’s most popular locations for photos, you do require a permit to have photos in the park which does attract a fee. Check the park’s website for more information
- Hyde Park is right near St Mary’s Cathedral and popular for it’s line of Moreton Bay fig trees. And you wont get stung with any park fees so you can still head to the Royal Botanic Gardens afterwards!
- Martin Place – right in the heart of the city. Architecture that takes you back to another time. Beautiful heritage buildings with interesting architectural features, from ornamental doors, columns and archways. The archways provide undercover should it rain on your wedding day.
- Queen Victoria Building – apart from a great indoor location should it rain, the heritage building offers some great architectural features and utilising the staircases makes for some dynamic images.
- Hickson Road, The Rocks – directly opposite the Sydney Park Hyatt in The Rocks. The wall is a popular photography location because of the vines climbing all the way up the wall creating a unique backdrop. Close to The Rocks you also have other awesome wedding photography locations within walking distance.
- Campbell’s Cove Jetty – also right near the Park Hyatt on Hickson Road, the view from the jetty takes full advantage of Sydney’s famous landmark the Sydney Opera House.
- Barangaroo Reserve – escape the buildings and take advantage of the rocks that lead you to the waters edge with Sydney Harbour as your backdrop.
- Observatory Hill – another one of Sydney’s iconic locations with views of the city skyline.
- Walsh Bay / Dawes Point – a number of little laneways tucked in amongst the streets of Walsh Bay before reaching the Bradfield Highway in The Rocks. I remember scouting this area as an amateur Sydney photographer years ago and loving the cobblestone road, textured walls and quaint buildings. Try Lower Fort Street, Argyle Street and Ferry Lane. A unique backdrop to your Sydney wedding photos.
INNER CITY SYDNEY LOCATIONS
- Paddington Reservoir Gardens – probably one of the more interesting locations on the list. Located in Paddington, Sydney’s creative hub, the gardens are described as a blend of ancient Roman baths with hanging gardens. Strolling through the gardens there are plenty of photo opportunities, like the vibrant graffiti art or at sunset take advantage of the light as it transforms the space.
- Centennial Park – its hard to believe this place exists in the middle of the city. From the trees to the long grassy fields, the landscape makes for beautiful wedding photos. Although you do require a permit to take engagement and wedding photos in Centennial Parklands. To organise your permit click here
EAST SYDNEY LOCATIONS
- Watsons Bay – waterviews without the yucky parts of the beach like sand between your toes. The jetty gets you close to the waters edge and the boardwalk under the trees provides shade and a romantic spot for some couples portraits.
NORTH SYDNEY LOCATIONS
- Bradley’s Head – crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the north side, you take advantage of breathtaking views looking back towards Sydney Harbour. I will always remember going on a cruise for my 21st birthday and cruising into our beautiful harbour at sunrise and truly appreciating how lucky we are to live in such a magnificent city. The jetty allows you a wide uninterrupted view for epic landscape wedding photos taking in city views and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
- Balmoral Beach at Mosman – one of the most popular wedding locations on the north side with its close proximity to the city. Balmoral Beach is not your typical beach – because its part of the harbour, it doesn’t get the usual surf waves, making it a family-friendly beach and great for photos. This can be a good thing and a bad thing for weddings. With its location and calm waters, it does get popular in the warmer months so be prepared for being surrounded by the public.
For now, that’s my list of wedding photography Sydney locations, but I will be adding to the list over time so make sure you bookmark this page and come back.
Hopefully this provides you with some inspiration and an idea of some of the best Sydney locations for wedding photos!
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