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Engagement location ideas

Brisbane & Gold Coast Engagement location ideas

Location is key. But finding that perfect spot is really dependent on your personalities. Do you love hiking & the outdoors? Then maybe a woodsy type area would be great. Or you both share a love for old architecture? Maybe the beach? Do you have funny & sentimental memories of the simple things? Maybe a fun and unique session at the laundry mat will work. Or just strolling through the pier or market for a relaxed vibe. Remember to be engaging, have an activity or story, like a road-trip to the coast, a picnic in the orchards, or a date to the county fair. I have a lengthy list of previous locations I’ve shot at – so just list what you’re looking for and I’ll put something together for you!

The Spit

LOCATED IN SOUTHPORT, GOLD COAST (20 MINUTES NORTH OF SURFERS PARADISE)

Our favourite beach has such great variety! Natural greenery, a jetty, beautiful sunsets with an amazing view of the Gold coast in the background too.

Canyon lookout

LOCATED 60 MINUTES FROM THE GOLD COAST.

One of our favorite lookout from the Sringbrook National Park

 

 

Cold Coast Pine Forest ( Pizzey park)

LOCATED IN MIAMI, GOLD COAST (15 MINUTES NORTH OF SURFERS PARADISE)

Our favourite park has several incredible pine forests bordering a gorgeous lake. Plenty of variety and gorgeous colour from the orange pine-needle floor.

Brisbane Powerhouse

NEW FARM, BRISBANE.

Kangaroo Point

LOCATED 10 MINUTES FROM THE BRISBANE CBD.

 

 

Tamborine Mountain

LOCATED 60 MINUTES SOUTH OF BRISBANE CBD.

Mt Tambourine has an amazing lookout for sunset, as well as two extra locations nearby for variety. The Botanic Gardens are stunning in Autumn and Spring, or there’s a gorgeous waterfall that is only 10 minutes walk.

 

 

UQ University

LOCATED 15 MINUTES FROM THE BRISBANE CBD.

 

 

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

LOCATED 15 MINUTES FROM THE BRISBANE CBD.

 

other Gold Coast Engagement location ideas

– Beach : Nobby’s Beach, Wellington Point, Cleveland Point, Wynnum Jetty
– Gardens: Newstead House
– Architectural: QUT Old Government House

Timing

You can schedule your engagement session one year before your wedding or just a few weeks before your wedding. Schedule an earlier date (4-6 months prior to wedding date) if you’re planning to use the photos for the save-the-dates/invitations or for the photo guest-book. The best light to shoot is 1-3 hours before sunset. Also keep in mind the seasons. Spring vs. Autumn; very different moods, color palette, and styling options!

Weddings

If you found this page helpful feel to check out my Gold Coast Wedding Photographer portfolio, my Gold Coast wedding photo location ideas and the Brisbane wedding photo locations.

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