Where is it? On Sydney Harbour, a 10 minute walk from Circular Quay
Portrait styles: Glamorous, contemporary, artistic
Our favourite time of the day at the Opera House: night time when it’s lit up and the Sydney Harbour Bridge is twinkling in the background
Known for being one of Sydney’s major tourist attractions, the Opera House offers so much for portraits and wedding photography. It gives images a sense of place and grandeur, and looks stunning at any time of the day.
Because of its interesting architecture, there are so many ways to take photographs here. For a family photo or an engagement shoot, the stairs are the perfect place to start as those incredible sails rise up behind and dominate the background. Photos taken like this look great in black and white (for a more dramatic or romantic effect) or in colour (there’s just something so iconic about that building set in front of a deep blue sky).
Opera Point Marquee (located inside the Opera House and boasting views of the harbour) hosts superior receptions with help from Matt Moran’s ARIA Catering. The elegant space lends itself to a variety of themes and has always photographed for us impeccably. The images we’ve captured for couples here have always oozed the sophistication the space supplies. Ceremonies can also take place outside Opera Point Marquee, with the water, bridge and Rose Bay creating the ideal backdrop.
For wedding photography before or after the reception, we love to take plenty of snaps of our couples strolling along the promenade with the Opera House in the background. At night, there’s nothing classier than photographing the bride and groom under the streetlights with the harbour bridge in the background. We can’t think of a more magnificent Sydney location!