Earlier in April, we loaded our car with a wild bouquet and delicate head piece and drove to down to beautiful and lush Kyogle in New South Wales. The roads were still being cleaned up after cyclone Debbie and it was a bit of a wild drive until we reached Renee's mum's gorgeous property in the bush. 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. They brought their puppies Jenga & Bailey along for some photos of their entire little family. After the shoot, Renee's mum Jeannine invited us for a delicious dinner up at her house. We had an excellent day.
Congratulations on your engagement, lovers. Enjoy your photos. xx
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“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!