Top 8 Pre-wedding Locations in Hong Kong!
December 13, 2017
After doing photoshoots in Hong Kong for a few years, I’m getting more and more questions on where to take photos here. So I’ve come up with this post on some locations and photos from my previous pre-wedding shoots. Unlike Seattle, Hong Kong is relatively small and hence requires some imagination and creativity to get really good photos. This has also made me a better photographer. Check out the locations below and let me know if you’d like to visit them with me!
1. Tai Hang Neighborhood
Close to the shopping district of Causeway Bay, Tai Hang is easy to get to, but tucked away so it’s not too busy. This neighborhood is full of cute cafes, hip shops, and traditional Hong Kong restaurants. Take a walk around and you’ll find cool places to take photos.
2. Inspiration Lake (Lantau Island)
Located 10 minutes walk from the Disney Land MTR stop, this lake is a bit far from the city. But if you come early enough on the weekend or on a weekday, you’ll have this whole place to yourself. The lake itself is average, but the area around the lake makes for beautiful photos. There is also a parking lot right next to the lake for those who have a car.
3. Shek O
Rock formations, local neighborhoods, and beach side restaurants are what you’d find here. The rocky ocean side is a short 10 min walk from the bus stop and the restaurants are owned by very nice locals.
4. Clear Water Bay 2nd Beach
Both Clear Water Bay 1st and 2nd Beach are reachable by public transportation, but only 2nd Beach has a parking lot. Come here early to avoid the crowds! Clear Water Bay is also an east facing beach, so if you come early enough you might see a sunrise!
5. At Home
Hong Kong is such a crowded city that sometimes, it’s just best staying home to avoid the madness. Home is also where you feel the most comfortable, and it’s an opportunity to capture some natural photos of your love for each other!
6. Sheung Wan
Small streets and stairways fill this area of Hong Kong Island. I’ve always found spots to take photos just by walking around. Stop by many of the cafes in this neighborhood to rest up while exploring!
7. Lions Nature Education Center
Located further away from the city near Sai Kung, it’s quite a drive to get here. But it’s nice and quiet once you’re here. It’s mainly trees and garden landscape, but the trees are quite unique and there is plenty of shade.
The streets and old neighborhoods around Central has so much to offer. Walk from this area up to Sheung Wan and opportunities for good photography locations are everywhere!
As with most places in Hong Kong, visit these places early to avoid the crowds! My philosophy in photography has always been to keep the focus on the couple. The locations provide a background, but my job is really to capture your love for each other in a photo. I am in Hong Kong for most of the winter and into early Spring. Let me know how I can help!