Photo Shoots and Branding in Camden

Dr Crookston’s Estate is available for exclusive hire, for photographers and businesses looking for that upmarket space for their next photo shoot.


Lights, Camera, Action….

Be immersed in a remarkable setting, your creative self will be bursting with ideas.

Our stunning grounds and beautiful home will capture your imagination. With Old English style gardens and an impressive two storey 1880s house, Dr Crookston’s ground provides the most inspirational backdrop for your next photo shoot.

That special shoot
Model Shoots, fashion shows or maybe even school formal photos. Why not hire this majestic venue to offer a once in a lifetime opportunity! Collaborate with us to offer unique photo shoot packages including food and immersive experiences for your client.

Refocus, Rebrand, Reenergise
Locals commonly link this property to evoke their imagination, conjuring feelings of Narnia and Alice in Wonderland. As they try to peer over the front fence, pondering what lies beyond, you could be behind the gates channelling all that creative energy into something special. It may be revitalising your brand, photographing your next product range or creating social media content that is absolutely first class and have your followers and customers captivated!

Sneak a Peak
Why not come have a tour and see for yourself. Reach out and organise to view these locally fabled grounds and decide for yourself if Dr Crookston’s estate can provide you the perfect backdrop for that next big shoot. You won’t be disappointed or left searching for ideas, come create a spark towards your next creation!


Stand out from the crowd

Be inspired by the past and create something special

More than just an elegant house on the hill, Dr Crookston’s Estate opens you to a gateway of creativity. Walk where other creatives have before you, Archibald prize winners, famous poets or some of Australia’s greatest pioneers and botanists. Use this majestic space to produce your best work yet.

We’ll collaborate with you on the thoughtful details and special touches that reflect your taste and preferences, tailoring your photo shoot so as to enhance your experience. We are open to ideas and super creative too, so don’t be scared to ask, no matter how wild the idea!

Exclusive access to the grounds, courtyards, and gardens for your photoshoot

Back of house access for staff, models or guests

All Requests listened too

Hire of our marquee and equipment if required

Use of Guesthouse Amenities for guests if required

Collaborations encouraged

Rebrand, Formals, Model Shoots

Sound and PA System

Food and Beverage Packages Available

Access the Main House*
(*special request)

Access to our exclusive preferred suppliers

Frame your greatest idea in this magical surrounds.

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye

At Staytime, we thrive on creating moments that feel one of a kind, unique and special. Helping to bring to life your vision and goals to life.

Whether you’re planning a specialty photo session, rebranding, product launch or fashion shoot we want to work with you to hit this out of the park.

We’re also happy to connect you with our inner circle of local vendors and professionals, from caterers and florists to photographers and stylists, who can sprinkle little touches of magic to bring your vision to life.

Stories from creatives

Absolutely beautiful!

As a bride, leaving from this place was magical, and being able to use the main house for photos was sensational! I would recommend this for anyone wanting a relaxing getaway.  Thank you so much.


A dream come true for our day

Thanks to the incredible team at Staytime, Steve and I felt like royalty on our wedding day. Getting ready together in the charming cottage, taking photos under the purple jacarandas, and then being picked up in a vintage car made me feel like Cinderella. Their attention to detail blew us away – personalised touches, rose petals, complimentary drinks – it was sheer magic! I didn’t want the fairy tale to end – it really was the most romantic start to our happily ever after.

Jenna & Steve

The perfect backdrop for the most wonderful pictures

I had the best experience getting my wedding photos taken at Dr Crookston’s historic home. The garden was stunning and beautifully maintained, and the house has endless possibilities for fantastic memories to be made. I recommend any bride to make the most of this beautiful backdrop.

Hannah G

Bring your vision to life

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