Top wedding portrait location Port Stephens: Find out more
When planning your wedding one of the main things you try and organise is a top wedding portrait location and a wedding venue. Port Stephens has got a great variety. Read further to discover some secret spots and hidden treasures that you might want to check out your for your own wedding in Port Stephens.
Port Stephens is known popular for beachgoers in Summer time and is well known for it’s blue water paradise and wide variety of beaches. It is not strange to find out many couples consider Port Stephens to be a great wedding location.
After carefully selecting the right venue, the list to organise grows and you are trying to find the best hair and make up artist, florist and photographer for your wedding.
Make sure you check out professional accredited photographers accredited by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.
As you only have a once in a life time opportunity to make sure you get good quality images that document your wedding day. Wedding location photos are part of this. During your wedding day your professional photographer allows time to take both of you and the wedding party out on a location that is a stunning backdrop for your wedding images.
When your wedding takes place in Port Stephens where to start looking for things that interest you..
Let’s start and take some of the popular wedding venues as a good starter so you can choose to get your top wedding portrait location photos taken nearby or you might choose to travel to this location for your wedding images.
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Just before entering the beautiful bay you will find a great scenery with wine ranks at the properties of Wonganella Estate and Murray’s Brewery. Both of them are stunning with plenty of space for photos near the vineyards. Wedding location photos done on these properties showcase lots of greenery and amazing views over wine ranks.
Sand dunes: near The Retreat
Amazing sand dunes overlooking Birubi Beach are found near The Retreat near Anna Bay. If you are not scared to make a little climb in your wedding dress and conquer the sanddunes I can tell you how to get most easily to one of the best sanddunes in Port Stephens to photograph your wedding party. Coming into the bay you will see the roundabout to Anna Bay, turn into Gan Gan road and shortly after you will find a church on your left. Turn right there (* nb don’t drive too far to the official 4wheel drive access- just take the little road before) the sand hills are just waiting for you and I will promise you the dunes as a wedding photoshoot location.
You can either arrive by boat at the Anchorage Port Stephens in Corlette and also The Point Restaurant in Soldiers Point. For some great wedding photos on a jetty chech out Little Beach Boathouse in – yes you guess it right- Little Beach. The jetty is there right on Little beach and often you can find there plenty of pelicans. Marina’s are great as the view over the bay is amazing with the view over boats anchored at the marina’s of these locations. An often unknown jetty is the one near Salamander Shores Ibis wedding venue and there is also a venue room you can hire near the local sailing club. You won’t overlook boats there but the views are amazing.
Some of my clients love to get shots on one of the golf clubs in Port Stephens as often at the end of the day you will find the Kangaroos hopping around. Both golf clubs are situated in an amazing park, with hills and lots of green lawns and beautiful trees. Accessible also if you don’t have your wedding held at their location.
Beaches and beach weddings: Crest – Catch Restaurant- Ocean view
If you dream of a a top wedding portrait location a wedding on the beach is amazing. You will need a council permit, you can only hold your ceremony on a beach, receptions are not permitted. So often my clients choose a combination of the two, or find one of the venues with stunning views of the beaches in Port Stephens. Crest restaurant in Anna Bay is overlooking Birubi Beach and during whale season you can even see the whales jumping from their venue. In Shoal Bay there is Catch Restaurant a popular choice for the ones that want to get married on Shoal Bay Beach. In Fingal Bay there is Ocean View, with amazing views over Fingal Bay Beach. Make sure you will have a wet weather back up plan for your wedding ceremony. Beach wedding photographs are in close reach if you decide to go for one of these locations. The Inner Light house is an amazing location too near Little Beach and Shoal Bay beach, it is located on the top of a hill with the lighthouse right next to it. Let me know if you would like to know more as I can share some secrets spots around that area to take out to after your wedding ceremony.
As a local professional photographer I go for walks all the time and take families for family portrait photos out to parks and beaches. I am sure that there won’t be a location in the area that I won’t know of. There is so many to cover, I haven’t covered even all the options out there.
Let me know if you have any ideas what you like for your top wedding portrait location photos. In the meanwhile view our wedding gallery