Top 5 Spots for Profile Photos in Brisbane

Whether you're looking for a new face for Linkedin, or just a casual profile pic for Facebook, these are the most iconic locations for profile pictures in Brisbane.

Brisbane is a beautiful city with lots of great photogenic places that are perfect for profile pictures. It has everything to suit different tastes, from gardens and forests to charming historic buildings and edgy sites that can serve as beautiful and interesting backdrops. In profile or portrait photography, the background is important. It conveys a certain message about the person. You can always choose the option of an indoor shoot in a studio where backdrops are monochromatic whites and greys. If you want to step away from the traditional canned profile photography then there are a couple of spots that can serve as great backdrops. Here are just five of the best places that Brisbane has to offer:

1. Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Brisbane is a vibrant city with spots where nature is allowed to show off its glory. The City Botanical Gardens are a perfect example of how concrete and nature can play off each other. Located in the middle of Brisbane, it is the perfect setting for city meets nature. The view of the city is framed within a lake with real ducklings, manicured lawns and carpets of flowers, a boardwalk, a mini mangrove forest with old trees all begging to be captured on camera.

2. Old Government House

Just a hop and a skip away from the Botanic Gardens is the Old Government house, a charming historic building that has a romantic old world feel about it. Wait until you get inside! It's like stepping into your own fairytale complete with crystal chandeliers and spiral staircases. You can move between locations to change backgrounds to create different profile pictures for different social media platforms. 

3. The Botanic Gardens at Mt. Coot-tha National Park 

Mt. Coot-tha National Park located just 7 kilometers from the center of Brisbane has one of Queensland best sub-tropical gardens. The Botanic Gardens at Mt. Coot-that occupy 52 hectares of land and are sectioned off to create different scenes or themes. There's a Japanese garden section, exotic rainforest and other sections that are all endearing. There are lakes and beautiful old trees that are picturesque and give a different dimension to portraits or profile pictures. 

4. Kangaroo Point

Located a few kilometers from the city center and right along the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point has a natural setting with a nice view of the Brisbane skyline. This location provides city views and views of the river that are unique and especially breathtaking at twilight. There are parklands at the point like Captain Burke Park. You can get a shot of Story Bridge at night when it's lit up for a different kind of profile picture. 

5. Wilson Outlook at New Farm Park

New farm is a popular spot in Brisbane attracting thousands of visitors every week. It is located on a Brisbane River bend. The 15 hectare park features carpets of green grass and majestic trees that look spectacular when shot at sunrise with the light peeking through open spaces. During late spring or early summer the park is covered in a purple haze of Jacaranda trees in full bloom. This purple backdrop adds a perfect layer to photographs that are taken in this park.