Suzannah McFall

June 13, 2023

The BEST Wedding Photography Locations in Auckland

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Wedding photography is all about capturing the essence of love and celebration. As a wedding photographer, choosing the right location can significantly enhance the beauty and uniqueness of your special day. The stunning city of sails, offers a plethora of picturesque spots that serve as perfect backdrops for memorable wedding photos.

In this blog post, we will explore the best wedding and engagement photography locations in Auckland, ensuring you find the ideal settings to capture the magic and create timeless memories for your clients.

I am giving away my location secrets with this extensive list I have created. You are sure to find what you need amongst all these options for your engagement or wedding day photography that suit your personality and wedding vibe.

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Bethells Beach in Auckland makes an amazing backdrop for wedding and engagement photography

Beach Photography Locations

The beach wedding photography location options within Auckland are really endless. There are so many beautiful beaches to choose from it’s actually hard to decide on which one. Here are some of the best:

  • Muriwai Beach
  • Piha Beach
  • Whatipu Beach
  • Bethells Beach
  • Mission Bay/Kohimarama Beach
  • Karaka Bay Beach
  • Kariotahi Beach
  • Wenderholm Regional Park
  • Maraetai Beach
  • Maori Bay
  • Karekare Beach
  • Omaha Beach
  • Cheltenham Beach
Piha Beach with it’s tussock dunes is an unbeatable Auckland photoshoot location.

Amongst each or Auckland’s beach spots, there are a range of different vistas to choose from. Each beach is unique and has it’s own special character. You really cannot go wrong with any of these beach options to get amazing photos for your wedding or engagement.

Forest Locations

There are trees of all types all over Auckland, and if you want the forest vibe for your photos, it’s not hard to find it. You don’t need a whole forest, all you need is a group of trees to get the look. But, if you want to make it super easy, here are my recommendations:

  • Riverhead Forest
  • Woodhill Forest
  • Rooseville Park in Pukekohe
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My best pic for forest vibe is Riverhead Forest – where this image was taken

City Photography

The city options are endless. If you are wanting a European vibe, I’d suggest the newly renovate Chief Post Office building as a starting point and walk around from there. The Maritime Museum is a favourite of many Auckland photographer’s for capturing romantic photos. But there are cute nooks, crannies, lanes and features in all directions. Heres some suggestions:

  • Britomart
  • Ferry Terminal Buidling
  • Vulcan Lane
  • Chief Post Office Building
  • PB Tech building
  • Maritime Museum- Auckland Domain
  • Rooftop Carpark, Downtown
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Auckland City’s CBD is one of the most creative locations for wedding photography

Floral Photography Locations

The floral locations do depend on what time of year it is as to what flowers are out. But if you time it right, you can score pretty floral images at these locations:

Park Photography Locations

When it comes to public parks, you don’t have to go far. But the ones with the best location variety are listed here.

  • Cornwall Park
  • Bastian Point
  • Auckland Domain
  • North Head, Devonport
  • Mount Victoria, Devoport
  • Musick Point
  • Auckland Botanic Gardens
  • Albert Park
  • Mount Eden
  • Mount Albert
  • Western Springs
  • Ambury Park
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Cornwall Park has so many stunning options for wedding and engagement photography

Industrial Locations

  • Silo Park, Wynyard Quarter


  • Karekare Falls
  • Hunua Falls
  • Makaroa Falls

Artistic Photography

  • Art murals – top of Mount Eden Road, Kingsland
  • Auckland Art Museum

‘Other’ Photography Locations

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So much of Auckland in this one photo session for this bride and groom

Please note that many of these locations are privately owned and you may need the owners permission to access them and take photos. Some places also entail a fee. Make sure you do your homework to be sure that you are allowed to be there for your photos.

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