We are blessed with lots of beautiful parks, gardens and beaches in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne area. Please check the suggestions below for the selected best photography places near me. All of them are great for family photography, maternity photography and engagement photography. We prefer to make newborn sessions at your home though.
Parks and Gardens:
It is one of the biggest parks in our area and a great space for Australian wildlife and wetlands with good fully paved trails to walk which makes pushing a stroller easy. There are plenty of beautiful spots for photography around the lake. The open sunlit areas allow for warm and beautifully lit photos, and the colours are perfect for all seasons!
Address: Warrigal Rd, Heatherton VIC 3202
Plus Code: 334J+HP Heatherton, Victoria
The garden is relatively small but a really peaceful and relaxing place with a big variety of native Australian plants. It is easily accessible, kids friendly (great place to explore) and has plenty of different locations for photography.
Address: Kingston Heath Reserve, Cheltenham VIC 3192
Plus Code: 23MR+RC Cheltenham, Victoria
It is relatively small but definitely one of the most beautiful gardens in the area. Brilliant all year round and highly recommended for photography during all seasons.
During the photography session, if you have small kids, we would recommend to avoid getting close to the playground though.
Address: 11 Herbert St, St Kilda VIC 3182
Plus Code: 4XHM+MM St Kilda, Victoria
Fitzroy Gardens are absolutely stunning all year around. It is well maintained, with lots of different plants trees and beautiful flowers. The expansive grassy areas are suitable for picnics, working out, and chilling out. There is a large network of pathways suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. The garden is highly recommended for family portraits, engagements photography and even wedding photography in particular if you are planning a small wedding ceremony.
Address: Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Plus Code: 5XPJ+W2 East Melbourne, Victoria
Clean and beautiful beach that is located just next to the bathing boxes that will add colours to your photos. It has a beautiful view of Melbourne city that can be used as a backdrop. Kids will love it since there are lots of places to explore and the southern part of the beach is dogs friendly.
Address: The Bay Trail, Brighton VIC 3186
The pier is well known for the sunset shots and lots of the local photographers put it in the list for their wedding or engagement photoshoots. It starts at the small beach that kids will love and just next to the Bay Trail which will lead you to a dog friendly Brighton Foreshore Reserve.
Address: Brighton VIC 3186
Sandringham Beach is one of our favourite in the area. It is great for family and engagement photo sessions. There are lots of different spots for photography such as sand, rocks, a cliff with native bushes and even a green slop with grass to seat and relax or watch the sunset. It is easily accessible from Beach Road and has coastal walk trails with lovely views and many restaurants around to complement the experience.
Address: Sandringham VIC 3192
Point Ormond Lookout is blessed with beautiful views across the Port Phillip Bay and to the city of Melbourne. With green slopes, it is great for photography sessions during the sunset in particular. You can also jump to the Elwood Beach down the hill to combine the photographic experience with photos on the sand and in the water.
Address: 29A Ormond Esplanade, Elwood VIC 3184
Plus Code: 4X9G+6F Elwood, Victoria
Take this special gift to see how we are working and what you are getting in return. Book your one hour engagement photographic experience (for the couple) with us at any location. You will get amazing photos, and if you love the experience and book us for your wedding (minimum 6 hour), your engagement session price ($450 value) will be deducted from the wedding total!