The Unofficial Best List of Portrait Photography Locations in Brisbane

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Interested to find out some good locations in Brisbane for portrait photography?  This is my compiled list of 15 portrait photography locations in Brisbane including addresses and maps.

Over time I have been collating all of my portrait session locations into one folder on my computer for easy reference.  I have a bunch of different images of locations that I have used or want to use.  I thought it might be handy for future clients to also have access to these location inspirations, so I have compiled a little list of Brisbane portrait photography locations.  If you are a photographer, feel free to shoot at these locations if you wish.  I have been pretty generous here in sharing where the locations are.  Some of the places I won’t or can’t release the location to, so (what is it they say) “please don’t ask as refusal often offends”. lol, I really hate that saying!

Photographers: Please also remember to check if areas are available for public use or if you need a permit.

Please note that some of these images are taken on the run with my phone and are used as reference for me to remember exactly what features are at the location.  Some of the phone images may not look like much to you (they may even be boring or ugly), but they planted an idea in my head at the time.

Of course this list is not exhaustive; I haven’t included very obvious areas such as botanical gardens or inner city parks.  There are plenty of side-alleys in Brisbane just waiting to be explored for the modern grungy feel.  Brisbane also has some beautiful and unusual architecture… you just have to open your eyes and see things in a different light.

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1. Samford and surrounds:

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portrait photography location samford

portrait photography location samford old barn

portrait photography location samford field sunflare

portrait photography location samford old barn

vacant block for portrait photography

vacant block for portrait photography

 

2. The Autumn Leaf Wonderland – Side of the road at Albany Creek Rd – Albany Creek (near the cemetery).  Special thanks to my mum for taking some of these pics… this is my husband, son and I:

brisbane autumn leaves photo location

brisbane autumn leaves photo location

brisbane autumn leaves photo location

brisbane autumn leaves photo location

brisbane autumn leaves photo location

 

3. Boondall Wetlands – Not Really That Wet:

brisbane portrait photography location idea boondall wetlands

brisbane portrait photography location idea boondall wetlands

brisbane portrait photography location idea boondall wetlands

brisbane portrait photography location idea boondall wetlands

brisbane portrait photography location idea boondall wetlands

 

4. Secret Squirrels – Beach, sand, greenery and a little creek.

good brisbane beach pregnancy children family photo location

good brisbane beach pregnancy children family photo location

good brisbane beach pregnancy children family photo location

good brisbane beach pregnancy children family photo location

good brisbane beach pregnancy children family photo location

good brisbane beach pregnancy children family photo location

 

5. Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder – Dohles Rocks Rd: (phone pics)

dohles rocks road photos old shed

dohles rocks road photos old shed

dohles rocks road photos trees and shed

dohles rocks road photos field of grass

 

6. Brisbane Bush-land Beauty – Lanita Crt, Samford:

brisbane north bush-land photos

brisbane north bush-land photos

brisbane north bush-land photos

brisbane north bush-land photos

brisbane north bush-land photos

brisbane north bush-land photos

 

7. Old World Charm – Old Petrie Town:

old petrie town family and kids photos church red door

old petrie town family and kids photos old house

old petrie town family and kids photos fire station

old petrie town family and kids photos

 

8. Plant Me A Pine Tree: Off Red Rd, Bruce Highway and many other areas around there:

pine plantation bruce highway photos map

pine plantation bruce highway photos

pine plantation bruce highway photos

pine plantation bruce highway photos

pine plantation bruce highway photos building

 

9. Work At It: The vacant block near my workplace.

brisbane southside photo location spot

brisbane southside photo location spot

brisbane southside photo location spot

brisbane southside photo location spot

brisbane southside photo location spot

brisbane southside photo location spot

 

10. Be Still My Photographic Heart – Around Shaw Rd, Wavell Heights:

shaw road north brisbane photography location for families children babies maternity

north brisbane photography location for families children babies maternity

north brisbane photography location for families children babies maternity

north brisbane photography location for families children babies maternity

 flowers north brisbane photography location for families children babies maternity

north brisbane photography location for families children babies maternity

 

11. Blue As the Ocean, Gold As The Sand – Southport Spit, Gold Coast:

southport spit pregnancy family photos beach sand long grass

southport spit pregnancy family photos beach sand long grass

southport spit pregnancy family photos beach sand long grass

southport spit pregnancy family photos beach sand long grass

southport spit pregnancy family photos beach sand long grass

 

12. In My Dreams – Somewhere out near Aratula and Stanthorpe.  I really, really want to shoot here.  I snapped these quick phone pics while in the passenger seat doing 100kph towards home from our family holiday:

stanthorpe aratula cunningham highway photos landscape blue skies long grass

stanthorpe aratula cunningham highway photos landscape blue skies long grass

stanthorpe aratula cunningham highway photos landscape blue skies long grass

 

13. Industrial And Riverfront – West End around Montague Rd and the river-front:

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brisbane west end industrial and riverfront photo location idea

brisbane west end industrial and riverfront photo location idea

brisbane west end industrial and riverfront photo location idea

brisbane west end industrial and riverfront photo location idea

brisbane west end industrial and riverfront photo location idea

 

14. Where The Wildflowers Grow – Brisbane northside:

I only just found this location today (30/7/13) and am busting to use it!  There are wildflowers, long grasses, open fields… it’s a photographers dream.  Perfect spot for a pregnancy shoot.  Who wants to book their session before it is too late to use this location? (phone pics)

wildflowers brisbane photo location

wildflowers brisbane photo location

wildflowers brisbane photo locationwildflowers map

 

15. Home Is Where The Heart Is – One of my favourite places to take photos is…. YOUR PLACE!  I always go to client’s homes for their newborn sessions and sometimes for pregnancy and family sessions.  We can make it happen!

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions

in-home family pregnancy baby newborn photo sessions