If you are looking for quiet and beautiful outdoor shooting locations, here are a few of my favourites in Hong Kong. These are relatively quiet spots that are good for shoots even in the busy weekends. Getting around in Hong Kong might be tricky, here are tips and tricks that help you prepare for your prewedding shoot.
Victoria Peak Garden
Access – 24 mins from Central by Taxi. When you reach The Peak Lookout restaurant at The Peak, take the small road on the right of the restaurant to go up the hill. Drive around 2 minutes to reach the first garden, and drive another 5 minutes to access the second garden.
Parking – available on top of the hill
Changing room – available on the first garden
Sai Kung Lions Center
If you like very natural outdoor shots that is far away from the city, Sai Kung is a great choice for beautiful greenery shots.
Changing room – not available
Parking – available
Sai Kung Pak Sha Chau Beach
It may be difficult to find a beach without crowds in Hong Kong, especially in the weekends. This beach is my choice if I am shooting in Sai Kung for greenery shots and also wanted beach shots to get some variety.
Access – private boat from Sai Kung Pier (to rent with $400-600 cash). 5-8 mins walk from the island pier to shooting spots
Parking – parking is available at Sai Kung city center, around 5 mins walk from Sai Kung Pier
4. Beas River Country Club
For Jockey Club members, the Beas River Country Club provides a more private environment for photo shoots. Very lovely for some outdoor and greenery shots towards the sunset hours. The limitation is there are lack of nearby second location choices if you want variety of locations in the photographs.
Parking – available
Toilets for changing – available
Chung Hom Kok Beach
A relatively quiet beach far away from the city in the HK Island, Chung Hom Kok Beach is one of my choices for prewedding shoots. I recommend going there only in fall/winter and just an hour before the sunset, as there is not much shades around for protection against the sun. There’s a 5 min walk (stairs) from car to the beach, so it will be a good idea to do casual wear at this location and keep the styling simple.
Access – by car
Other locations to check out – Shek O/Big Wave Bay Beach