Many an amateur with a camera has come to the Blue Mountains to capture its majestic seasonal offerings, and although our landscapes provide a stunning backdrop throughout the year in its entirety, there is no argument that the earthy tones and warm hues of Autumn win the contest hands down.
Mountain Whispers properties have for some time been utilised for their perfect photographic locality. With stunning interiors and luscious gardens to cast your camera’s lens, our restored cottages have been popular for portraiture, lifestyle and even television/glossy magazine shoots.
Varenna’s grand size and beautiful private gardens has set the stage for a wide range of photographic celebrations to date, but our favourite are the proposals, engagement and wedding stills that we know will adorn well-loved albums for years to come.
The warmth and romantic ambiance of both Leura Rose and Strawberry Patch are ideal for couples and family photography, while The Gatsby’s flair and eccentric glamour from the art deco period injects some fun and personality into candid lifestyle sessions and vintage-inspired model shoots.
For those looking for more than an interior backdrop, Chatelaine’s breathtaking and expansive views of the Jamison and Megalong Valleys can be taken advantage of from your very own doorstep. The convenience is almost too good to be true.
All of the MW Collection properties capture the essence of home away from home, and so too, will your camera. Photographers can take advantage of each homestead’s unique features by immortalizing your memories with your own equipment, or you can arrange for a photographer to meet you at your convenience.
From the vast national parks and cascading waterfalls, to hiking trails and jutting rock formations, if a glimpse into the natural magic Mother Nature has created is what you are after, then by George, you’ve got it.
Nature lovers will delight in the sheer number of native birds and animals that adorn our trees and tresses during the season. We’ve captured our own memorable moments in the gardens, witnessing bees, blue-tongues and even the odd kangaroo mum and joey taking centerstage.
The Blue Mountains area boasts an array of locations for landscape photography at its finest. Whether you are a novice with an iPhone or a professional looking to eternalize the ever-elusive ‘perfect shot’, you are sure to find your canvas here.
Alternately, if you are budding photographer keen to collaborate and absorb as many tricks of the trade as you can, we can accommodate entire groups of keen enthusiasts over weekend workshops too. Mountain Whispers has seen numerous workshops and collaborative photographic events pass through its doors, and we’ve been told our convenient locations (1.5 hours from Sydney and within walking distance to main towns and amenities) make such ventures all the easier.
The possibilities to fine tune your photographic prowess or to immortalize your fondest memories are endless, but unfortunately, Autumn is not. Despite the warmer weather delaying the onset of sunset coloured foliage, locals are certainly beginning to enjoy beginnings of amber tree-lined streets and never-ending golden leaves scattering across manicured lawns, and so can you.
With your very own property to accommodate the perfect getaway for your family, photography group or workshop this Autumn, our hope is to leave you feeling inspired by our surrounds, and motivated to share your images of our beautiful Blue Mountains with the world.