Would we have gotten more clicks to this journal entry if the title had involved the word 'nudity'? I think we would have. And we would have had reasons to include it, even if this note is just reporting an innocent and wonderful engagement session at Tallebudgera Creek!
We met with B&B at an adorable little café in the middle of nowhere that we had discovered a little while back. The place is aptly called The Hideaway Heritage Café and it's on 362 Tallebudgera Creek Road, just saying... Like all of our Sapphire package couples, B&B had a free engagement session included in their wedding photography package - a fabulous way to have some fun, create save-the-date shots and to get to know each other better.
After iced coffees, we ventured out to Tallebudgera Valley for some afternoon photos (chasing some golden light). It was a terribly hot day and we wiped away droplets of sweat as we hiked to the creek. There was a BBQ area in the park with a group of dudes having some afternoon beers, accompanied by their huge dogs.
The spot by the creek was perfect for us and we got some beautiful photos. At some stage, the guys from the BBQ area walked up to us asking when we'd be finished. They didn't say why they asked. We still had a bit to go and some of us had to hike back to the car to get a chalkboard that B&B wanted to use for a save the date photo for their cards. We just got some more snaps by the creek when we realised that our timeframes exceeded the time that the BBQ dudes were willing to spend waiting... waiting for what? Oh, just wait for it.
While I was busy writing on the chalk board by the creek, the BBQ crew had come back and jumped into the creek behind us in the nude, lying down in the shallow water on their backs with their fingers pinching their noses. AS IF we wouldn't see them there just because their heads were under water. They were 1m away from us - yep. You can't see any of that in the photos (thank goodness), but it is worth sharing as it was very funny.
We printed their save-the-date photos onto some cute magnets that they are currently posting to their family and friends. Congratulations, Lovers! We can't wait to shoot your wedding on Stradbroke Island on the date that is on your chalkboard. We have it on our fridge, so we won't forget, haha. xx T&D
Here are their beautiful Tallebudgera Valley Engagement Photos.
“I saw your on Instagram at about 2am when I was browsing and couldn’t sleep, and I was so impressed that when I woke up I wondered if I had just dreamed about finding the perfect photographers for our day. Luckily, I took a screenshot of your home page before falling asleep, so I’m contacting you in hopes that your many travels bring you near the Yarra Valley in October 2018!” ~ Beverly
You know it's a good day in the office when you're lying on your belly on some wet sand staring into the rising sun. I am not a morning person as such, but sunrise shoots get me so excited. Notice the pale blue and pink light in some of the shots, just before the sun gets stronger and dips everything into its deep orange morning rays. The pale phase is my favourite and it lasts for only 10 minutes or so... before that, it's kinda dark and after that, the dustiness is all gone and it's getting all orange. I got to the beach when it was still pitch black, just to make sure I don't miss the pale phase.
Autumn is our favourite thing and we so love being able to experience it again now that we’ve started working in Victoria every other month on weddings and on seasonal photography for our favourite - Tahbilk Winery. Jacqui & Chris from Melbourne had their wedding booked with us for later next year and wanted to do an engagement session, so we invited them to have lunch & wine at the café and then come and meet us to take some engagement photos. We hope you enjoy seeing them run through the vines as much as we do.
“It took me a long time to realise that I am happiest not at parties or the dinners or the shows but at home with you and just our books, our movies and our tea. And wherever we go for now and forever, we will bring this happy with us for home lives inside us now wherever together we go.”
~ ATTICUS POETRY
If your home has sweeping views over golden sunset hills, why would you have your engagement session anywhere else? Happy engagement to Sophia, Vijay and puppy Remy.
"I aspire to be
an old man
with an old wife
laughing at old jokes
from a wild youth."
~ ATTICUS POETRY
“Wait for someone who could be the moon for you.
Just as strong, just as steady, illuminating changes
and seas and blooming flowers and summer nights.”
~ Victoria Erickson
Meila & Dat's engagement session was a sweet reminder that sometimes less is more... that you don't always need props, crazy outfits or oceans of flowers to create some magic. These two beautiful souls filled our camera frames with their overflowing joy of simply being in each other's arms and we all can't wait to have more fun in June once their wedding comes around. Scroll all the way down to see the sweet engagement movie by White Lace Films.
What better date to choose for your engagement session than your anniversary. Tiffany and Jason let us tag along for a stroll through the park at sunset. Their next anniversary will be as husband & wife.
Some fun in the woods with this sweet family and some florals. Wedding photos coming up next!
We met these two sweethearts at an expo in March and they were the lucky winners of a floral frenzy engagement photography session! On a lovely afternoon in April, we ventured out into nature at sunset and shot their photos.
These two sweethearts surprised us with a bottle of champagne when we met for their engagement session at groovy Old Petrie Town, so obviously we were off to a fabulous start. There were lush florals, confetti, lots of giggles and a gorgeous historic backdrop.
Puppy Jake, flowers, milky skies and gorgeous ocean sunrise vibes made this morning a bit special, indeed. Congratulations on your engagement, Beccii & Nathaniel! Keep an eye open for their Bunya Mountain wedding coming up this October, woohooo!
We didn't let the rain, mud or vanishing light stop us from having a gorgeous sunset engagement session with these two whose wedding is coming up next year.
This adorable session features some loved-up parents-to-be, cute gender announcement signs and a wild mumma wreath with flowers for Amy from us. Baby Walters had a chuckle, making us work double because by the time the shoot came around, it had still not revealed it's gender during the last ultrasound.
Blue thistles, peacock feathers, wheat, straw flowers and puppy Lulu made this engagement session a perfectly natural & mystical affair! Florals lovingly prepared by us (wild bouquet, double flower wreath & petal cones).
The Brisbane Powerhouse has never looked this good! These two love doves came all the way from Townsville to have a fun day out with us. If you're on the (camera-)shy side, definitely have an engagement photography session before your wedding. It will make you feel much more relaxed on your wedding day.
These two beautiful humans spend their working lives helping others as a nurse and traffic accident responder. If anything ever happened to me, I would want no one else but them around to make it all good again. This post also proves that everything is better with confetti!
Loved exploring Moffat Beach at sunset with this gorgeous couple. We created some beautiful photos for their wedding invitations, which we looked after from design to print. Thank you for a beautiful day out together!
Engagement session at Clandulla Cottages near Mount Tamborine. Such a stunning spot! Give me peacocks, blistering sunsets and a happy couple any day and I shall have no regrets on my deathbed. Or, wait... there are regrets! We should have eaten all those picnic things. Yep.