Location, Location, Location!

You’ve made the important decision to update your portraits with Brisbane Family Photographer Kristy Ressel, but which location should your choose for your portrait session?
When choosing a location, there are many options to choose from, but make sure you choose somewhere that suits your family’s personality and where they feel at home, be it the beach, the park or an historic backdrop.

Some of Kristy’s favourite spots:
Powerhouse/New Farm
About 10 mins from Brisbane City, and positioned close to the Brisbane River, the industrial red brick facade of the old Brisbane power station covered with the lush foliage of creeping ivy is a great backdrop for family portraits. Nearby is New Farm Park which features a beautiful rose garden which is in full bloom during the warmer months.

Wellington Point
This wonderful waterside location South East of our City has some of the best sunsets in Brisbane! You also have variety because there’s beautiful parkland nearby and the jetty, looking out to Moreton Bay.

Botanical Gardens in the City
This heritage-listed botanic garden in Alice Street was the original gardens planted by the Colony’s convicts in 1825. It features some immese weeping fig trees and rare palms, plus undulating grounds, a lake and formal lawns and gardens. A truly beautiful backdrop.

Botanical gardens Mt Cootha
Tropical plants abound in the Botanical gardens at the foot of Mt Cootha. There is also the beautiful simplicity of the Japanese Garden featuring key elements of stone, water, paths and vegetation.

Boondall Wetlands
The Wetlands are located 15 kilometres north of Brisbane’s CBD and life on the edge of Moreton Bay near Nudgee Beach. It includes hectres of tidal flats, mangroves, saltmarshes and open forest. This is a tranquil location with beautiful boardwalks and greenery which is particularly beautful at sunset. The Wetlands supports an enormous amount of birdlife which can be heard during your photo session!

Moora Park, Shorncliffe
Another waterside location, this park is a popular destiation with lovely manicured gardens. There is also historic Shorncliffe Pier and the nearby beach.

Captain Burke Park under Story Bridge
This inner city riverfront park is located below Brisbane’s Story Bridge, with city and river views. The park also features an amazing display of purple Jacarandas during the months of October – November.

Old Petrie Town
Old Petrie Town is a charming restored historic village, located about 24 kms north of Brisbane. The colonial timber buildings and farming scenery make a lovely backdrop for family photographs.

Your Own Home
By choosing to have your photos taken at home you are able to get a more “lifestyle” type feel to your images. For practical reasons for new parents, it is the best place to photograph babies from 0-6 months, but also because Kristy can get more close-up shots of your little one in the home.