Stacey & Jarrod. A Wedding Proposal Caught on Camera.

Stacey & Jarrod. A Wedding Proposal Caught on Camera.

Some couples are just meant to be together and Stacey and Jarrod are indeed one of those couples. During our session, the guys were so comfortable together that I really didn’t need to provide any direction… I simply sat back and captured their lovingly playful interaction. This photo shoot was just one activity of a day packed with pampering that Jarrod has surprised Stacey with as an early birthday present. Little did she know that the day had actually been months in the planning and Jarrod was just about to ask her to spend the rest of her life with him.

I’m not sure who was more nervous, Jarrod or me? He seemed cool as a cucumber, but as time passed I was beginning to wonder if it was going to happen. At one point I thought he had dropped the ring in a mound of fallen leaves and I was bracing for disaster. Thankfully though, that wasn’t the case. The day had been scattered with showers and although we started with a dry patch, it soon started drizzling and as we all became wetter and wetter it seemed like Stacey was about to call an end to the session… and then Jarrod got down on one knee and Stacey started jumping for joy. Soon we were standing in the pouring rain but the couple didn’t even notice. They were too busy celebrating love!

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Stephanie & Christopher. A Bangalow Engagement Session.

Stephanie & Christopher. A Bangalow Engagement Session.

Stephanie & Christopher are all set to be married at the Moller Pavillion in the Bangalow Showgrounds later this year. Recently, we spent a gorgeous autumn afternoon strolling around the showgrounds and other Bangalow locations, capturing images of the happy couple. As sunset drew close, we headed up to one of my favourite places to shoot, The Point overlooking Byron Bay. It was a beautiful afternoon and a truly lovely way to spend the afternoon. Now I just can’t wait for Steph & Chris’ big day!

Claire & Christian. A Brisbane Engagement Session.

Claire & Christian. A Brisbane Engagement Session.

Last week I met up with Claire and Christian while I was in Brisbane to shoot their engagement session. These guys are getting married next month in Fingal Head, and it was so nice to be able to spend a little time with them before the big day… which will be here in no time!

We spent the afternoon strolling along the coastline around Manly and Wynnum. Christian grew up in Manly, so the place holds a special place in his heart. We were blessed with a simply magical afternoon. The twilight skies looked like they were carefully brushed on by a colour-loving artist. It was simply stunning!

Brodie & Will. A Broken Head Engagement Session.

Brodie & Will. A Broken Head Engagement Session.

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I love engagement sessions. They are generally a casual stroll with a fun couple in a really picturesque location. Brodie and Will’s session was no different except that we got to explore a beautiful location we didn’t know existed. As a kid I quite often went to Broken Head and would have explored the tracks throughout all the surrounding bushland, but it has been decades since I ventured very far up the Two Sisters Track, that leads south from Broken Head. During Brodie and Will’s shoot, we kept venturing further and kept discovering beautiful countryside. Couple this with gorgeous weather and an ocean full of playful dolphins, and we were guaranteed to have a wonderful afternoon.

These guys are to be married on the beach in September and I can’t wait to share their special day with them.

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Sonya & Jamie. A Byron Bay Engagement Session.

Sonya & Jamie. A Byron Bay Engagement Session.

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Is there anything better than a sunset photo session on the beach when the sky is filled with moody post-storm clouds? Well, I guess there probably is, but right now, nothing comes to mind. Sonya & Jamie travelled to Byron Bay from Sydney for their hinterland wedding and a few days before the wedding, we took to the beach to capture these images. Each of my album packages includes an ‘engagement session’, which is essentially just a trial run of what we’ll be doing together on the wedding day. It’s a great chance for us all to get to know one another better and for me to understand what is and isn’t important to the couple (Oh… and it’s also a great opportunity to show the groom that having professional photos taken isn’t really scary at all). Keep an eye on the blog for Sonya & Jamie’s wedding… coming soon!

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Rebecca & Jamie. A Boulder Beach Engagement Session.

Rebecca & Jamie. A Boulder Beach Engagement Session.

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Last week, Rebecca, Jamie and I had organised to meet at Ballina’s Shelly Beach for their engagement shoot. When we arrived however, the beach was totally wild. The surf was thrashing around and dumping huge amounts of foam onto the beach. The sky was thick with salt and sand, and all-in-all it just didn’t seem like what any of us had in mind.

We decided instead to take a short drive to Boulder Beach and the comparison was incredible. We couldn’t have asked for better conditions at this well protected little cove. The new location also brought back some old memories. Four years ago I shot Rebecca’s good friend Kaila’s wedding nearby and we came to this very same location for the couple’s creative shoot.

These guys were such fun to shoot and I can’t wait for the big day in September!

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