Wedding Photo locations Sutherland Shire: My top 20

Wedding Photo locations Sutherland Shire.

We are truly blessed with such a variety of photography scenery in the Sutherland Shire.

Here are my top 20 Locations, ranging from beaches, national parks, industrial and manicure gardens for picturesque wedding photo locations in the Sutherland Shire.

Some of these locations will b super obvious, but I’m also going to highlight the best times of day to photograph there as well. This is really important. Some locations are really awful light/photography-wise if you get there at the wrong time.


My top 20 wedding photography locations in the Sutherland Shire are:

  1. Oak Park. One of my favorites. It’s a little further away from the Hussle and bustle of north Cronulla. Has a great rock structure, pools, and a pretty outlook to Jibbon beach. The surf always. looks amazing in the backgrounds
  2. Kurnell. So many different spots here. You can go for the beach look and likely get some kite surfers in the background, which can look pretty cool. Or if you’re a little more adventurous head into the national park for some cliff views, and rustic natural bushland scenery!
  3. Audley. So many different options here as well. Bridges, canals, amazing bush views, and walkways are so natural. I suggest calling the Sutherland council for bookings. If you’re having a ceremony here, best to provide maps for your guest to direct them to the location as there is no internet service. You’ll also need a pass to park in the park, it’s approx. $ photo locations Sutherland Shire
  4. Darook Park:   So many areas from the fisheries all the way back to Darook Park Rd
  5. Cafes and bars in Cronulla mall.
  6. Taren point: The back of, lots of graffiti and fences. A must if you want a more alternative and rustic bridal session.
  7. The Bridges: great for wet weather options. Tom Uglies, in particular, proves great coverage. It makes for pretty spectacular black and white photos.
  8. Cricket Club House; awesome as a wet weather backup. It’s a little hidden and not so easy to find, but I love it. Enough room for the whole bridal party to keep dry, enough a few campaigns and still get amazing photographs.
  9. Woronora River and bush park. This has a real rustic feel to it.
  10. Wally’s wharf. It’s a very small area, but so pretty in the afternoon light. Just need to check the tides, because at high tide there won’t be any sand access at all.
  11. Gymea baths…wowsa….a little steep to get downhill but the wooden wharf and walkway have real character and charm. Surrounded by boats and bush, the outlook is so pretty
  12. Salmon haul reserve, very popular  for wedding ceremonies because, unlike other Cronulla beaches  its really private, which is perfect for wedding nuptials Wedding Photo locations Sutherland Shire
  13. Japanese garden Sutherland. It is so tiny but has so much charm, this is beautiful if you are just having a small wedding party. Wooden walkways, a few Japanese features, and pebbled walkways.
  14. Cronulla wharf.
  15. Hazlehurst almost needs no explanation, bookings required.
  16. Cars park. Ok, not quite Sutherland Shire but it’s just over the bridge and worth a mention because it’s divine. Permit required. Great for ceremonies as well. Gorgeous old sandstone cottage, which is quite unique for our area.
  17. Camelia Gardens, just a perfectly manicured garden, secretly located in the heart of the Sutherland Shire! So green and well kept, depending on the time of year, it can be full of florals and really colourful. It’s a must book though. You need to contact Sutherland shire to reserve your place and a fee does apply.
  18. Bundeena beach and boats, you can also access the beach via Cronulla ferries. Really clear waters! A lot more secluded than Cronulla beaches. Sutherland shire photography
  19. Sutherland Park. Only small but has a contrast of large gum trees and small florals, so pretty cute. Council booking recommended.
  20. Lilli Pilli so beautiful and full of charm reminds me a little of Bowral. Super lush greenery. Really secluded as well, which is nice for photos.

If you want some more hints and tips about some local Reception venue

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