Arboretum At Olinda
The Arboretum is perhaps the most iconic and most popular spot for professional photos in the whole of the Dandenong Ranges and for that reason it is best suited to those who don't mind an audience. It offers a range of European trees including birches and conifers which create a great spot to play hide-and-seek with your children or to capture more intimate shots if doing a couple shoot. In Spring the open field fills with wildflowers and year round the view to the Yarra Valley and beyond provides a stunning backdrop, especially at sunrise or sunset. Much of the area is sloping and without paths so it is best suited for those without mobility issues. Unlike many more secluded spots this location does have public toilets available.
"Kate stepped in at the last minute (March 2021) as another photographer had cancelled on us a couple of times and I wanted photos for my boys first birthday. I didn't know what to expect, but Kate was amazing! Dane went along with photos because I wanted them, but left saying how much fun he has had :) We all did. And the photos themselves are absolutely stunning- they really captured everyone's personalities. We will definitely be getting more family photos in future with Kate :)."
-Dane and Danielle, Family Session Clients