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Best Family Photography Locations in Sydney

Family photography has become a precious activity for many. It documents the growth of every member and family group as a whole. It allows us to freeze and immortalise priceless moments so we can relive them later on. You probably take countless family photographs on your mobile phone. However, the chances are, it is not every day that you get to hire a professional photographer to do it for you so you can frame some photos to display on your walls at home ! So  it is crucial to plan your shoot and make the most of the opportunity. 

The location is one of the factors to consider when having a family photography session. Apart from adding charm to the photographs, the backdrop sets the atmosphere and the overall feel of the shots. Choosing the best setting for your squad will help the photographer to capture your whole family’s personality. 

Fortunately, if you are from Sydney, you do not need to go far. Sydney is rich in exceptional family photography locations to choose from. So let us walk you through our gm photographics team’s list of family photoshoot sites in the area.

  • Balmoral Beach in Mosman

a beautiful location that offers lots of space and variety. Long beaches, fantastic rock formations and a seemingly endless wide boulevard that snakes around the grass and sand areas. There is a beautifully curved wharf that encircles the large pool area from the Public Dining Room to The Boathouse.  Recommend an early morning photoshoot here in order to beat the kids and crowds and to be able to get a carpark.   A late afternoon photoshoot is ideal as the area receives soft shadowed light that falls across the beach, picturesque for sunsets.  There’s also plenty of great cafes nearby to enjoy breakfast or brunch after the photoshoot,  or some great fine dining and renowned restaurants for dinner.

  • Clifton Gardens

also in Mosman, has a lovely long beach and away from the wharf an enclosed swimming area is dog friendly. Great rock formations and trees are plentiful at the northern end.  Metered parking is available and after the photoshoot you can enjoy a great coffee at the northern end. Nearby are also beautiful sandstone walls and archways from the early colonial military days. Early morning photoshoots are recommended again particularly on weekends as it is such a popular picnic area with large family groups.

  • Bradley Heads

just past Taronga Zoo, is a National Park situated at the southern end of Mosman. Morning photoshoots are ideal with easy access to parking and the morning bird chirping and singing. The area is stunning late afternoons towards sunset as the sun drops in the west behind the city. Depending on the tide, there is a little beach and also lots of grassland and gorgeous textured rocks. Weekdays are best for photography as it is a very popular picnic spot and wedding photography location.  No dogs are allowed here !

  • Nielsen Park

another National Park in the Eastern Suburbs at Vaucluse. A beautiful park full of trees and grasslands and an old-world bathing change room complex from the 1930s.  With an absolutely stunning beach, early morning shoots in Summer are divine here and less crowds makes for easy parking. Late afternoon before sunset are also good, but on hot days the area is extremely busy.

  • Vaucluse House Grounds

are dog friendly and offer lots of variety with plenty of trees, open fields and long grasslands with low hanging tree branches for the kids to sit on. Early morning photoshoots are recommended at Vaucluse. Some great cafes and restaurants for a retreat after the photoshoot.

  • Centennial Park

If your family loves picnics under oak trees and among nature, Centennial Park is a great photoshoot location for you !  A dog friendly park.  With the sunlight penetrating the trees around, your photographs will definitely have a beautiful glow regardless of where you are in the area.The pine forest is great early mornings or evenings.

Aside from picnics, there are so many fun activities that both adults and children can enjoy after the photoshoot including horse riding, cycling and bird watching. At Centennial Park, you will not run out of entertaining activities that will make everyone in the family flash picture-perfect smiles!

Make sure everyone gets a spot in the frame by having a professional family photoshoot with gm photographics. Led by master photographer, Graham Monro and his team have conducted hundreds of photography sessions in the above mentioned locations. You can rely on our team for amazing family photos as well as a fun time during the shoot! 

We also offer other services like lifestyle photography Sydney, boudoir photography Sydney and pets photography Sydney.

For exceptional family pictures that will last for your future generations, contact us.


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