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13 Places to do a couple shoot in Pretoria / Tshwane

Today we share the best places to do a couple shoot in Pretoria, a continuation from last week’s post on the best places to do a couple shoot in Johannesburg. This week the focus moves to Pretoria, otherwise known as Tshwane or the Jacaranda City. With some assistance from fellow lovilees we made a small list. We would love to hear about more places or where you did your e-shoot in Pretoria!

It is worth noting that some of drthe venues do charge a fee or that require some permission forms to be completed, to let you photograph there. It is always best to either check with your photographer or with the venue itself beforehand.

Best places to do a couple shoot in Pretoria

1. Rosemary Hill
At the moment this is one of our favourite venues to photograph at, Rosemary Hill. The venue boasts two greenhouses, a ruin, colourful corrugated iron walls, trees and a lovilee veld.

Places to do a couple shoot in Pretoria - Rosemary Hill

2. Wonderboom airport
Planes, helicopters and more. Wonderboom airport is the perfect backdrop to a vintage-feel couple shoot. (view more images here)

Places to do a couple shoot in Pretoria - Wonderboom airport in Pretoria

3. Kerkplein
Enjoy the history of our country and visit old President, Paul Kruger and all the old buildings at Kerkplein. Be sure to take some birdseed or breadcrumbs along to spoil the hundreds of doves that make this their home. (View more images here.)

Places to do a couple shoot in Pretoria - Kerkplein

4. Nature as background
A Picnic is always a hit! There are so many reserves, parks and botanical gardens to choose from, including Pretoria Botanical Gardens, Moreleta Kloof and Groenkloof Nature Reserve, Faerieglen Nature Reserve, Jan Cilliers Park and Magnolia Dell in Brooklyn.

5. Pretville
The town of Pretville is located in Hartebeespoort, and is literally a real life movie set that you can visit over weekends and public holidays. The little town boasts a diner, movie theater and various props that can make it a fun day outing with the family. In addition you can book the venue on their website for photo shoots. Photographer Wynand van der Merwe took some lovilee photos there (View the full Pretville engagment shoot)

Pretville engagement shoot vintage car at old filling station by Wynand van der Merwe photography

6. French Toast
The French Toast Coffee Cafe was specially built as the official ‘Bar’ in the film French Toast, which in Montmartre, Paris, France playback, and it is known as Café Alexandre in the movie. It is a totally romantic backdrop, complete with Eiffel Tower in the backdrop. The venue is situated in Hartebeespoort. View a full shoot at this location by Daniel West Photography.

French Toast Hartebeespoortdam engagement shoot by Daniel West Photography

7. Industrial Coffee Works

A coffee spot with great decor, service and ambiance can make for lovilee images. Photographer Daniel West shot an engagement shoot at this venue in Centurion.

8. Duncan Yard
9. Pretoria Zoo
10. SAAF Museum
11. Harmonie Proteas (view some images here)
12. Irene Dairy Farm (view some images here)
13. University of Pretoria (view some images here)

Please leave us with a comment or two on where your favourite places are in Pretoria that would be a great background for a shoot!

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