5 favourite outdoor portrait session locations in the Sutherland Shire
Living in the Sutherland Shire for two years now I’ve come to know the area quite well now. It has the prettiest beaches in all of Sydney and beautiful national parks on two corners. This list is still nowhere complete and only includes locations I’ve already had experience shooting at, not ones that are still on the bucket list of locations I want to do shoots at. On the top of that bucket list are currently Audley boat shed, Caringbah Camellia Gardens and the water hole in Heathcote. Do you have any more recommendations for me? I would love to hear them!
What I love most about this location are the soft sand dunes. Usually I don’t even shoot that much on the beach itself but rather among the shrubbery and dunes.
This one is spectacular for early sunrise shoots and one of the very few beaches in Sydney that are easy to get to by train. I love all the rocks sticking out of the water and that it’s also quite closed off and private without too many people.
Cape Solander – Kamay Botany Bay National Park
I’m not sure how the recent bush fire in the area affected this location but the view on and from the cliffs is just stunning!
A small beach with nice and lush greenery around which makes it a lovely and versatile location for beautiful photos.
Gunnamatta Bay has that classic Sydney feel with all the little yachts in the bay and it is a beautiful location to shoot at around sunset.
Loftus Tram Shed
This place contains some of the old out of order trams – a piece of Sydney’s past. The feel of Loftus Tram Shed is quite unique and interesting. I honestly haven’t been there in the past years so I’m not even sure if you can still access it and if it’s even still around, but if you’re in the mood for something a little different, this one is a great option.
One of the very few nice parks in the Sutherland Shire. If you’re not a fan of the beach or bush, this is a good alternative with its nice green trees.
For more photo session location recommendations see my general Sydney location guide.