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Want to have amazing pre-wedding photos that are totally different from your friends? Head to New Zealand and Australia, and explore gorgeous locales that form the stunning backdrop to unforgettable pre wedding photos, and indelible memories that you share as a couple.

Get in touch with some of the best photographers in the region and let them show you the best of the countries. Simply click "Message Professional" on the vendor's page, and get chatting!


Australia has plenty of gorgeous settings for your perfect pre-wedding photos, including the picturesque Margaret River, Hunter Valley and Uluru, which was visited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as part of their royal tour. Capture these spectacular locations with photographers from Hitcheed's overseas vendors like Aimee Claire, Ben Adams and Blossom Daisy Creative. 

Aimee Claire Photography

Prices: 6 Hr: AUD3,500 / 8 Hr: AUD4,200

Aimee Claire's photography style is clean, soft and natural, aiming to capture your personality as a couple in your pre nuptial shoot as well as on your wedding day--if you choose a destination wedding or elopement overseas--in locations that showcase the rugged beauty of the natural landscape. Pose against the rugged rocks, or for a challenge (we recommend leaving the heels behind though), climb the rocks for an unparalleled vantage point to see the area.

Caroline & Keith at Margaret Valley, Perth

Margaret Valley, Perth

Caroline & Keith at Margaret River, Margaret Valley, Perth

Trek into the lush Boranup Forest, just a short drive from the Margaret River township, and take amazing pre wedding photos against the 60m high Karri trees, posing against the lush greenery while being serenaded by the native birds that call this forest home. 

Lauren & Marcel's elopement at Boranup Forest, Margaret River, Perth

Boranup Forest, Margaret River, Perth

Boranup Forest, Margaret River, Perth

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Ben Adams Photography

Rates available upon request

Other gorgeous locations around Australia include the scenic harbourside town of Vaucluse, 8km away from the main business district of Sydney, for a quiet retreat where you can have a lovely destination wedding or a wedding photoshoot. One of the best places in the area is the historic Vaucluse House, where Brianna and Sam's wedding took place. An expert in doing wedding and engagement photography in the New South Wales and Hunter Valley area, Ben Adams will capture the essence of your love and soul while incorporating the beauty of nature into the photos. 

Brianna & Sam in Vaucluse, Sydney

Explore the best of Hunter Valley, which consists of several smaller subregions that include national parks, the best of local produce, attractions, wineries and distilleries. It's also a great place for gorgeous pre wedding photos, surrounded by the lush foliage of the mountainous region and contrasted with scarlet accents of the scarf and the flora. 

Nat & Kodi's elopement at Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Hunter Valley, New South Wales

The UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, has its iconic colour due to iron oxidation and it makes a stunning and gorgeous backdrop for your pre nuptial photos. Choose to have your photos taken with Uluru in the background, or for the more daring, climb the rock--although this will be officially banned by October this year. Create a vintage feel in your wedding photos with a birdcage veil, suspenders, and a drivers cap. 

Paula & Nathan's wedding in Uluru, Alice Springs

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Blossom Dairy Creative

Rates available upon request

Beach lovers should definitely head down to the nearest beach to have your wedding photos taken, especially at Torquay, which is the start of the Great Ocean Road. Have amazing pictures taken by Blossom Daisy Creative. The couple that runs the company, Cass and Aden, believe in getting authentic photos that showcase your relationship, and not posed studio shots. 

Oscar & Bronte in Torquay, Victoria

Torquay, Victoria

Another location to have your wedding photos--or destination wedding--at, is Greenfields Albert Park, where the industrial architecture makes a great backdrop for your pre-wedding photos. The venue also boasts panoramic views of Albert Lake and its surroundings for variety in your photos. 

Tenille & Tobias in Greenfields Albert Park, Melbourne

Alternatively, hide away in Point Nepean National Park, located at the tip of Mornington Peninsula, where you'll be amazed by the scenery, and amazing views of the Rip, the Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay. The alcove of trees makes for an unforgettable setting for pre wedding photos.

Megan & Michael's wedding at Point Nepean National Park, Portsea, Victoria

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New Zealand

Gorgeous turquoise lakes, majestic mountains--if you're looking for fantastic natural scenery, the country where Lord of the Rings was filmed certainly exceeds all your expectations. Whether you want your photos to be taken in famous sights like Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook, or away into the heart of nature, our overseas photographers--Lionel Tan, Tim Williams and Kate Roberge can make your vision a reality. 

Lionel Tan Photography

Price: Pre-wed: NZD1,800 / Actual: NZD2,800

Lionel Tan is a Singaporean photographer based in New Zealand and has a knack for putting his clients at ease--perfect for couples who feel uncomfortable in front of the camera. In the day, roam around Tekapo and take photos against its famed turquoise lake, hang out with alpacas, or simply be photographed against the snowcapped mountains. One of the best places to see the spectacular night sky is at the observatory on Mount Cook in Tekapo, away from the city's lights--the street lights are capped and have to point downwards, so everyone can see the beauty of the stars, and all the constellations; a perfect setting for pictures at night.

Wan Jing & Li Wei's pre-wedding shoot at Lake Tekapo, South Island

Mount Cook, Canterbury

Mount Cook, Canterbury

A gold rush village just a short drive away from Queenstown, the picturesque Arrowtown is an Instagram-worthy spot, with small town heritage buildings and tiny miners cottages, especially lovely during the fall months. Otherwise, there are tons of other locations around Queenstown where you can have incredible photos taken such as in a forest setting. 

Vera & Aik Hin's pre-wedding photos at Arrowtown, Queenstown

Michelle and Irwin's pre-wedding shoot in Queenstown

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Kate Roberge Photography

Price: 2 Hr: NZD1,500 / 4 Hr: NZD2,900 / 6 Hr: NZD4,300 / 8 Hr: NZD4,700

Another renowned Queenstown photographer is Kate Roberge, who doesn't believe in staged backdrops and posed shoots, but rather in the couple authentically expressing their individual personalities and authentic selves. Wander with her around Queenstown to roads less travelled and mountains less explored, to places like Moke Lake, a short drive from Queenstown, where the lake is framed by rugged mountain views and is the perfect backdrop for your pre-wedding photos. 

Paulo & Jess' wedding at Moke Lake, Queenstown

The third largest lake in New Zealand, Lake Wakatipu is shaped like a lightning bolt, which is surrounded by tall mountains like Mount Earnslaw, with Kingston, Glenorchy and Kinloch around the lake. The rugged terrain, snow-capped mountains and shimmering lakes is an undoubtedly a characteristic of Queenstown you'd have to capture in your pre-wedding photos.

Anna & Don's Wedding Day at Lake Wakatipu

Known as the "original" ski resort area, Coronet Peak is a short drive from Queenstown and is great for skiing, or visitors simply wanting to have spectacular views of the Wakatipu basin and the Remarkables, making it a Instaworthy location for your pre wedding photos. 

Jaycee & Cameron at Coronet Peak, Queenstown

Sometimes the best location is in places that are meaningful to you as a couple, like Johnny's childhood home in Auckland, where the couple got married... and later wandered down to the beach for some post-wedding photos. 

Bessie & Johnny's wedding in Auckland

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Tim Williams

Rates available upon request

Likewise, Emma and Sam got married in her family's private estate at Malborough Hills, with rolling hills, and a geometric floral arch made of natural materials. This wedding was perfectly captured by award-winning New Zealand photographer, Tim Williams, who aspires to reflect your character, emotion and style in his photos. 

Emma & Sam's wedding in Aschworth family farm, Malborough

Escape off the beaten track to the wilderness, where you can gaze at the best of nature on a hill, or walk through the overgrown bush gathering wildflowers--either way, it makes for some stunning, unexpected photos your guests will surely remember! Paripuma is a private property--with accommodations and dining if you should want to stay over--with award-winning landscaped gardens that you'll definitely want to include in your pre wedding photos.

Claudia & Jesse's wedding in Paripuma, Blenheim

Paripuma, Blenheim

On the southernmost point of the Tasman Bay lies Rabbit Island or Moturoa, which is home to a recreational reserve filled with lovely pine trees, a perfect setting for your pre wedding photos.

Tessa & Jonathan on Rabbit Island, Nelson

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