Top 10 picture-perfect places for wedding photos

Top 10 picture-perfect places for wedding photos

Capture your special day in a special place with these stunning photo shoot locations in Australia’s South West.

Australia’s South West is one picturesque destination. Bright blue skies and white sandy beaches, sun-dappled trees and crystal clear lakes make the perfect backdrop for a wedding. It’s no wonder then, that brides and grooms flock here to capture their special day.

Here are some of our favourite picture-perfect places to take wedding photos. 


Black Diamond Lake

Black Diamond Lake, Collie

After a backdrop that pops? Look no further than Black Diamond Lake in Collie River Valley. This former mine is now filled with crystal clear, aqua blue water and is a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind location for snaps. Don’t miss Evedon Park in Burekup either! 


Boranup Forest

Boranup Forest, Margaret River

The Boranup Forest provides an awe-inspiring location for wedding photos. The sun-dappled tree canopy and lush green forest floor adds a natural vibe to any photoshoot, and makes for some great perspective shots – whether it’s a sweeping group shot, or a snap of the couple surrounded by foliage. 


Busselton Jetty

Busselton Jetty, Busselton

One of Australia’s South West’s biggest (and definitely longest) icons is the Busselton Jetty. This 1.8km long pier gives 360-degree views of Geographe Bay, and provides a beautiful backdrop for the bride, groom and whole bridal party. Get your snaps from the beach during sunset, near the jetty’s renowned blue buildings, or alongside the bright red jetty train. 


Canal Rocks

Canal Rocks, Yallingup

Have you been to Canal Rocks in Yallingup? A series of granite rocks have been carved out by crashing waves over millions of years, causing a natural channel or canal to form. The canal can be viewed from a wooden platform at the end of Canal Rocks Road, or you can clamber over the rocks to get a magnificent view of the channel from above. The stark contrast between crashing waves and red granite rock provide a stunning backdrop for your loved-up shot.


Hay there!

Embrace down south’s rich farming culture. Hay bales are a quintessential part of the South West’s diverse scenery. Have a playful day among the hay and get some memorable wedding shots in the process. 



Willow Bridge Estate, Ferguson Valley

There’s something a little bit romantic about walking between rows of vine-clad trellises… Capture that romance with a photoshoot at dawn or dusk. The combo of pastel pink sky and vibrant green vines equals a beautiful setting for an intimate bride and groom shot.


Surf, salt and sand

Sugarloaf Rock, Yallingup

The South West is blessed to have some of the best beaches and coastline in the world. Lovebirds and newlyweds alike flock to our shores for sandy snaps and to capture romantic sunset moments. Some of our top picks for beach photos include Willyabrup Cliffs, Injidup, Meelup Beach, Bunker Bay, Eagle Bay, Sugar Loaf Rock, Little Beach and Greens Pool.


Stairway to…

The stairway shot is one of the best ways to capture the bride and groom as well as the vibrant, South West landscape behind them. This camera angle let’s viewers look down at the subject, while the fencing or railing of the stairs helps to frame the couple. There’s a number of picturesque stairways leading to pristine beaches, rocky outcrops, waterfalls and more, which can be found throughout the region.


Urban street art

If you’re an art lover, there’s plenty of urban street art and wall art around the South West that make fantastic canvases for your post-wedding photos. The City of Bunbury is a great place to start, thanks to an influx of vivid artworks through the Re.Discover project.



The beautiful grounds of Wonnerup House, located next door to the Ludlow Tuart Forest, features a pioneer-style property built by the Layman family in the 1800s. Nestled below towering trees stands a rustic, timber-build archway just waiting for a lovely couple to frame.

Wedding photos provided by the talented team at Henderson Photographics. Visit the Henderson Photographics website to find out more about this South West company.
Searching for the most insta-worthy wedding location, a unique conference space or a quirky events venue? Look no further than the South West to plan your next occasion.

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