The capital city of Western Australia is the perfect symbiosis of natural and urban features. Breathtaking beaches and lush parklands are juxtaposed with vibrant city landscapes, composed mainly of glittery skyscrapers. Its rare examples of old architecture are surrounded by modern buildings and the contrasts are absolutely stunning! Each part of this gorgeous city has its own unique picture-perfect spots.
Perth’s bustling city looks its very best from a distance, as the most amazing backdrop to your intimate couple images. Simply go to South Perth to get picture postcard images of the city skyline! And, for the very best snaps, go to the Coode Street Jetty, or find the perfect spot near the Narrows Bridge.
The famous lookout at Kings Park is probably the best-known photo shoot spot where you can capture Perth's fascinating skyline. Find your own perfect spot around Fraser Avenue which offers the best views. The sunset looks stunning from the grass lawn by the War Memorial.
Alternative viewing points which are great if you want to avoid the crowds include the northern end of Lake Monger, Mounts Bay Road near the old brewery and Matilda Bay foreshore which is right across the road from the University of Western Australia.
And if you want to capture Perth’s buildings from different angles and get the best pictures, just hire a boat or a catamaran and sail down the Swan River!
Perth is a fabulous location for wedding photography because it has so many visually stunning waterfront locations. One of the most photographed spots is the blue boat house perched above the water, at the end of a small jetty on the Swan River. It is situated just below Kings Park and we think it is the perfect place to take that one incredibly romantic photo that will stand out in your album.
Other picturesque waterfront locations which offer great photo opportunities, but also boast some of Perth’s best wedding venues include Hillarys Boat Harbour, Matilda Bay, Applecross and Mindarie. And if you want to host your reception in Freemantle, you will find fantastic shoot locations around Success Harbour, the lighthouses in the North and South Mole, near the iconic Roundhouse, in the Garungup Park, and around Freemantle Harbour.
Far away from the busy city centre, Perth's glistening beaches are ideal for sunset ceremonies and wedding photography. With your feet on pristine white sand, you will have a lot of fun during your photo shoot! Find the perfect backdrops at the world-famous Cottesloe Beach with powdery sand descending into the clear blue ocean. Every March, there is a Sculpture by the Sea exhibition which will provide unique photo opportunities. Mettams Pool is a 500 metres long beach sheltered by the surrounding reef and is calm, postcard-perfect. and complemented by shady gazebos and a grassed area where you can pose for photos.
Located in the heart of Fremantle, the Bathers Beach is steeped in history and feels secluded. Other superb beaches in this part of the city include Leightons Beach, which feels like it is nestled in the Caribbean Sea, Port Beach which is right next to it and South Beach which provides views of Rottnest, Carnac and Garden Islands.
You can also take great pictures at some of the remote beaches such as Burns Beach, Iluka Beach or North Beach.
Kings Park not only offers captivating views of the city centre but also boasts immaculate gardens brimming with unique species of indigenous flora. Two-thirds of it is bushland, so you are bound to find one-of-a-kind backdrops for your wedding photos within the 400 hectares of scenic parklands. Dig deeper to find some of the hidden bush tracks or pose in the Jarrah Pavilion which is located south of the War Memorial.
Located next to Kings Park on Mounts Bay Road, John Oldham Park features lush surroundings, a lake and magnificent waterfalls. And on the same road that runs from the William Street and Winthrop Avenue in Crawley, you will find gigantic fig trees which are also a popular backdrop for wedding photos in Perth.
Hyde Park has a beautiful lake and a wedding gazebo which makes it a wonderful spot for an outdoor ceremony and photo shoot close to Perth CBD. It can get very crowded during the summer months, but autumn is perfect for photo shoots. And if prefer a quieter park outside the city centre, then wander around the 13-kilometres-long Yellagonga Regional Park in Joondalup.
Perth’s oldest buildings are great shooting locations and wedding photographers love them. The most stunning examples are the Barracks Arch, Wesley Church, Perth Town Hall, Cloisters, His Majesty’s Theatre, the Palace Hotel and London Court. You can also find great backdrops at the University of Western Australia, in the iconic King Street which boasts adorable hidden alleyways and around the Brookfield Place which features incredible architecture and has a distinctly urban vibe.
One of Perth’s unique perks is the graffiti art which you can find in different corners of the city. Your wedding photographer will probably know the coolest painted walls in town, but you can also do your own research and pick the most vibrant spots close to your wedding venue.
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