These are just a few locations I Iove to shoot at, but over my 12 years living on the Gold Coast I’ve explored and photographed at almost every beach, creek or park you can imagine with my boys, so if you have somewhere in mind or would like me to recommend something for your childrens ages and interests, or something close to your home, I’m more than happy to help out here!

 

There is absolutely no rush to decide on a location, we can chat the week before your session and make a final decision.

 

Can’t wait for a fun afternoon making magical photos for you and your family!

Heidi x

HOW TO PREP

Choosing a location

Congrats on booking a session with me, SO exciting!

 

But where should we go for your photos??? Let me help you….
 

If you have a place close to home that you love to go to all the time, even if you don’t feel it is the MOST beautiful place for photos, I would consider this first. If it is special to you and your family, everyone may feel more relaxed, ‘at home’ and your photos may feel more special in the years to come, as they will be a memory of all the days you loved to spend there together. 

 

If you are just after a pretty location to spend an afternoon together, or somewhere new to explore, I would next think about what your family loves to do most. If you all love the beach, let’s do that. If your kids hate sand, perhaps a park may be more their scene. If everyone is relaxed and having fun then your photos will reflect that.

 

Also consider what you will be doing with your photos. If you have a coastal home and want a large wall print for your entry, a beach photo may look better in your home than a forest or park.

Pizzey Park - Miami

  • Gorgeous location with lots of variety for different photos. 

  • Great for maternity, small families or extended families. 

  • Pine forest to explore which is stunning as the sun sets through the trees, pine cones for the kids to collect. 

  • Easy/flat access which is great for extended family sessions with less mobile family members or little ones learning to walk.

  • A beautiful, flat walk around the lake. 

  • If you have more energy to burn or want to explore further, there is a walk up a small hill to the big old trees with a beautiful view of the sun set.

Botanic Gardens- Benowa

  • Gorgeous location with lots of variety for different photos. 

  • Great for maternity or small families, can be tricky with extended families as it can get busy at times.

  • Woodlands and garden paths to wander and explore

  • Easy/flat access which is great for little ones learning to walk.

  • A beautiful, flat walk around the lake. 

  • Bike tracks and a playground if you wanted more of an ‘everyday adventure’ as part of your session

Main Beach- Near Seaworld

  • Lots of sandy paths amongst the dunes, kids love exploring here, climbing bigger trees and going on adventures.

  • Quiet beach to run around, look for seashells, build sandcastles etc.

  • Bigger waves if you’re keen for a splash or swim

North Burleigh Beach

  • Beautiful grassy dune area

  • Beach to run around, look for seashells, build sandcastles etc.

  • Rocks to climb and explore

  • Bigger waves if you’re keen for a splash or swim

  • Can get pretty busy on weekends so not ideal for bigger family groups

Currumbin Beach

  • Beautiful grassy dune area

  • Quiet beach to run around, look for seashells, build sandcastles etc.

  • Rocks to wander along and explore

  • Bigger waves on the beach side if you’re keen for a splash or swim

  • Shallow calmer waters on the Alley/Creek side if little ones don’t like big waves

  • Stunning sunsets over the Alley and mountains

  • Easy access to the car park and usually quiet even on weekends, so this one is great for bigger family groups

Greenmount Beach

  • Beach to run around, look for seashells, build sandcastles etc.

  • Rocks to climb and explore

  • Bigger waves if you’re keen for a splash or swim

  • Gorgeous sunsets over the water

  • Nice walk up and around the headland

  • Can get pretty busy on weekends so not ideal for bigger family groups

Fingal Head

  • Beautiful grassy dune area

  • Quiet beach to run around, look for seashells, build sandcastles etc.

  • Rocks to climb and explore

  • Bigger waves if you’re keen for a splash or swim

  • Beautiful walk up and around the headland/cliffs. There is a lighthouse to check out and lots of paths to explore, sometimes you can even see dolphins swimming past. Perfect for those with energy to burn who like an adventure 

  • Quite a long walk from the car park and the cliff area is quite bumpy/rocky so not ideal for older family or little ones learning to walk or needing to be carried

Cabarita Beach

  • Beautiful grassy dune area

  • Quiet beach to run around, look for seashells, build sandcastles etc.

  • Rocks to climb and explore

  • Bigger waves if you’re keen for a splash or swim

  • Beautiful walk up and around the headland/cliffs. Perfect for those with energy to burn who like an adventure 

  • Stunning views of the coastline, hinterland and sunset