There seem to be an increase in pre-wedding session in the Western Australia region. Besides Perth, Margaret River is one of the couples favourite and mine too!
Why I love Margaret River?
First off, its more remote, hence the privacy. But that is if you dont have the session on a weekend as you do get quite a few tourist and occasionally busses on the busy weekends. Parking would be easy and you have a wide variety of amazing and breathtaking photo backdrops for your wedding or pre-wedding photos. It is also less commercialised, meaning most venues are really friendly and does not require payment to have photos at the venue. But do check with the wineries as some would still charge a fee to have photos at their venue.
You may probably know all the benefits of having your pre-wedding or wedding in Margaret River. So this is more about how I feel about having the session in Margaret River.
My perspective as a photographer
Personally, I find it more relaxing down south ( Margaret River Region ). Just because its more remote and most people including tourist are here to have a relaxing and fun time away fron the big city (Perth). Also for couples travelling from Singapore, Malaysia, Japan or other asian countries would really love to have somewhere with lots of open space, natural backdrop, breathe in the fresh air, enjoy the sea breeze and listen natural sound from the forrest. Of course, not forgetting it is a very famous wine region complimented by the amazing locally sourced fresh food.
Okay, back to photography..There are many photo locations with lots of open spaces and although there are quite many tourist occasionally, there are also a lot of other more private spots around that area. Just walk further up and you will have all he place to yourself. You would be able to focus and have a more relaxing and candid moments for photos without interruptions from the general public or tourist, even within the winery. And if you dont mind getting wet and have rented a nice accommodation near the beach, you can even have some awesome underwater or beach shots which would look amazing with the crystal clear water and fine white sand. These are just the few I can think of at the moment. The rocky coasts such as the SugarLoaf Rocks, Boranup Forrests, Maze and so many other amazing wineries with their own authentic character would be so amazing for photos.
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