List of Photoshoot Locations

Deciding where to capture your pre-wedding photos should be arranged early if you have the intention to plan a trip overseas for a nice holiday as well. To select a location, consider:
  1. Scenery - Nice on photos, night, day time, how many options, adjacent locations
  2. The weather
  3. Distance - you might need to arrange the accommodation, transport, take leave from work
  4. Wedding Theme
  5. Places of sentimental value - where you meet each other, dating place
If you have any additional information to add or update, please leave a comment.

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Penang Peranakan Mansion by WLoon Photography

Selangor and KL
  • AVANI Sepang Gold Coast Resort (previously Golden Palm Tree) |  - bamboos forming an arch, manicured beach front garden, palm tree sea villa formation, rocks
  • Dusun Garden Fairies, Ulu Langat | gardenfairies.com.my - Dec 13: 9am-1pm cost RM300, scenic location, lots of green, garden, tree house
  • Flamingo Hotel by the Lake | Ampang | flamingo.com.my - Lake view
  • FRIM | Website - RM100 for pre-wedding photography crew, trees, botanical gardens, water falls, forest
  • KLCC - Need to get an authorization letter to shoot at KLCC Park, Twin towers, city
  • Lake Gardens KL | Taman Tasik Perdana | klbotanicalgarden.gov.my - trees, lake, flowers 
  • Lima Blas Restaurant | Jalan Mesui KL | FB Page - May 13: RM500. Vintage design, antiques decor, heritage building
  • Merchant's Lane įžŽįœŸæž— Cafe | Petaling Street - rough unpainted walls (eroded wall effect), rattan chairs, stainless steel tabletops and wooden floors, rustic feel
  • Poco Homemade Cafe, Bangsar | facebook.com/poco.homemade.9 - Dec 13: small cozy cafe, RM5x for photoshoot, parking hassle, cute rustic decor
  • Pulai Springs Resort | Johor | pulaisprings.com - nice garden
  • Putrajaya | Website - parks, flowers, lake, can be hot, nice bridges, Putra Mosque, government complexes 
  • Sekeping Seapark | PJ | sekeping.com/seapark - Rustic feel, open air concept
  • Sekeping Tenggiri | Bangsar | sekeping.com/tenggiri - May 13: fee: RM200 for shooting + Room charge at about RM250 (overnight stay), not bad, choose the right room for nicer shoots
  • Sekinchan | sekinchan.org - 2 hours drive from KL after Klang, covered with paddy fields, beach, fishing village, hay stacks 
  • Sentul Park / KLPAC -  KLPAC (arts centre with new+old building architecture), lake with fish, a pier, Bistro Richard (tiffany stained-glass lamps, European design), village-designed restaurant (Samira) and a Japanese Koi Centre. Peace, quiet and calm location filled with greenery, nice landscape
  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building | Jalan Raja KL -  Heritage landmark in KL. Shiny cooper dome with its immense clock tower, central porch, different forms of arches (key hole, ogee, pointed and horseshoe).
  • Templer Park Rainforest Retreat | facebook.com/tprr1 - Oct 15: The scenery was great minus the haze and really clean. friendly workers provided most of the things needed. Monkeys around stole our meatballs :( glad we found this place for photography.
  • Thean Hou Temple | Persiaran Desa, KL - nice carvings, intricate embellishments on the roof, pillars of the Chinese temple
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) | Serdang - Old big tree which is a popular landmark. Dec 13: big field, trees, university building. 2016: RM100 per hour
Penang
  • Batu Ferringhi - Beaches, resort
  • Botanical Gardens | botanicalgardens.penang.gov.my - garden, flowers, trees, lily pond
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Hotel) | Leith Street | cheongfatttzemansion.com - if not staying at the hotel fee is RM250 per hour, blue outer wall, built end of 19th century, ancient Chinese architecture, granite paved courtyards, vernacular timber lovre windows, porcelain work 
  • Country Side Stables | Balik Pulau - RM250 per hour, horses, stables, carriage
  • Fort Cornwallis - Brick walls, cannon, chapel, esplanade, sea
  • Georgetown city - beautiful heritage building from British era turned into banks, commercial / financial building 
  • Lone Pine Hotel | Batu Ferringhi - white colonial hotel building, beach, greens 
  • Majestic Theatre | Jalan Phee Choon | majesticpenang.com -  refurbished old cinema
  • Paragon Mall, Gurney - former St Joseph’s Novitiate chapel building has been incorporated into the mall during construction (photoshoot there is free) 
  • Penang's Protestant Cemetery - Tomb of Francis Light
  • Peranakan Mansion | Church Street | pinangperanakanmansion.com.my - Jul 08: fee RM50 per hour, typical home of a rich Baba in the 19th century, antiques, Chinese carved-wood panels and English floor tiles and Scottish ironworks
  • Suffolk House Penang | facebook.com/suffolkhouse - Anglo Indian garden house, UNESCO heritage, English-themed  
  • Tanjong City Marina | Pengkalan Weld - waterfront, ferry terminal, pier, sea view, boats, yachts parked there, clan jetties
  • Tanjung Tokong Beach
  • Tropical Spice Garden | Teluk Bahang | tropicalspicegarden.com - over 500 species of tropical flora, man-made canals, pond, Fee is RM50
Perak
  • Kellie's Castle | Ipoh - entrance fee: RM4 per adult, 9am-6pm, unfinished mansion of Scottish, Moorish and Indian architecture
  • M Boutique Hotel Ipoh - urban vintage backdrop, antique suitcases, fixtures, chandeliers
  • Pangkor | Perak - best beaches in West Malaysian shore, dutch fort, fishing village, beach resorts  
  • The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat Ipoh | thebanjaran.com - paleozoiz limestones, hotsprings, caves, waterfalls
Melaka
  • A' Famosa Fort and St. Paul's Church - the remains of a church, burial ground for noblemen, and a fortress to protect the Portuguese position in Malacca.
  • Alley No. 5 cafe -  this place is down a small alley, antique vintage memorabilia
  • Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum - Peranakan house in the 1800s. colonial design, now turned into a museum.
  • Jonker Street flea market
  • Red Square (Dutch Square) - historical red painted buildings and structures; Stadthuys, Christ Church, Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower, Queen Victoria Fountain from the British colonial time.
Pahang
  • Colmar Tropicale Bukit Tinggi (Berjaya Hills) | Website - fr RM400 for wedding photography, French village, Japanese Garden/ Tea House, botanical garden, hills, slightly cool
  • Cameron Highlands | cameronhighlands.com - Cool temperature 20s°C, English country home style, tea plantation, lattice windows, smoke house, climbing plants. Time Tunnel Local Museum, Brinchang, Cameron Highlands | Entrance fee: Adult: RM5. Children: RM3 - antique memorabilia museum
  • Fraser's Hill  
  • Genting Highlands - theme park, cool weather, temple
Malaysia Others
  • Langkawi | Kedah- beaches, resort, cable car
  • Redang | Terengganu  - beaches, resort
  • Port Dickson | Negeri Sembilan - beaches, resort 
Outside of Malaysia
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates - The 7-star Burj al Arab hotel is an iconic landmark in Dubai, sand dunes in the desert, Madinat Jumeirah Resort that has been designed to resemble an Arabian town in the past
  • Victoria | Australia - Great Ocean Road (Twelve Apostles), Melbourne: Brighton Beach (colorful bathing boxes), winery, Victorian city architecture/ cathedral
  • Bali | Indonesia - Lake Temple, Tanah Lot, tide pools, beaches, romantic horse rides on the beach, mountain, lake, Tukad Unda Dam
  • South Korea | Jeju Island - beach resorts and volcanic landscape of craters and cavelike lava tubes, Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, bright yellow colored canola flowers (spring), Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village (traditional houses), Haneul Sky Park (tall Eulalia in October)
  • Lijiang, in Yunnan Province in China - the fairyland Shangri-la: clear streams, majestic snowy mountains and endless grasslands, bright blue lake, bucolic villages
  • Macau, China - Downtown, casinos, Grand Lisboa Hotel/Casino, UNESCO World Heritage site, The Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Mauritius - beautiful island, ocean and resort  
  • New Zealand - dark sky reserve at beautiful Lake Tekapo, aurora (southern lights), stars, milky way
  • Paris | France - romantic city, Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Pont des Arts (Love locks bridge) ...
  • Santorini | Greece - White Cycladic houses with blue painted windows, a town perched on a cliff, cave houses, amazing beaches
  • Taiwan - Tashee Blooming Oasis, Tomita Farm, Green Light Forest, Sun Moon Lake
  • Venice | Italy - Gondola ride, canals, Rialto bridge, St. Mark's Square (music, pigeons, tourists)
  • Vik, Southern Iceland - The black sand beach and basalt rock formation (Reynisdrangar)
Japan
  • Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) - blooms around early April in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka. Popular spots: Sumida Park, Shinjuku Gyoen, Ueno Park in Tokyo
  • Mount Fuji View - Kawaguchiko Lake (Fuji Five Lakes), better visibility during colder winter months
Singapore
  • Marina Bay | Maxwell Rd | marina-bay.sg - signature skyline, lit building at night, garden city, waterfront promenade, futuristic looking super-trees 
  • Henderson Waves - 274 metre-long pedestrian bridge that spans Henderson Road to connect Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park. highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore, curved ribs structure
  • Hort Park | Hyderabad Road - lush greenery, theme gardens, beautiful landscapes, flowers
  • Sentosa - beaches, Universal Studios 


Ref: japan-guide.com, dewanbudaya.usm.my
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3 comments:

  1. Pre-Wedding photoshoot location Review:
    Our first location was Garden Fairies in Hulu Langat Selangor. Good thing about this location is that we are able to book for half a day and had the whole place to ourselves. Our photographer also had experience shooting at this place hence it was one of the reason we chose this place. There are lots of trees around too but it is always good to start early morning at this location as during mid-day it can be very hot & sunny. Our second location was Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside hotel. We only did our photo shoot indoor (our photographer also had experience shooting here), we checked with the hotel earlier before we booked this hotel if we can do our photo shoot there and they replied that we certainly can. During check in, we double checked with the counter again about it. During the photo shoot day, everything went well but during the final scene at the lobby area the manager on duty approached us and told us we can’t take photographs near other guest. We can only have the photo shoot outdoor and we argued back that when we checked in no one informed us. She argued back that we have to get permission to photo shoot indoor, we were going back and forth so then finally we told her that this photographer had been shooting here for many years and there were no problem. She then had a chat with the photographer and both of them said they haven’t seen each other before and their conversation ended with her saying that she will check with her department about him. Because our photographer pointed out that he had been shooting indoors without anyone stopping him, so we managed to get our final scene shots and wrapped up. Our advice is best to check about your location in advance if any permission is required and make sure you have any correspondence proof in black & white.

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  2. Hi, how about shooting at Sentul Park Kuala Lumpur..?

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    1. a mixture of nature, heritage, art and culture. KLPAC (KL Performing Arts Centre) is in there. it has a colonial red bricks front with an adjoining modern building with glass facade. there is fish in the lake, a pier, and Malay village designed restaurant (Samira).

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