{He Asked, She Said Yes}

I recently did a photo shoot that was actually a secret proposal đŸ™‚ I had wanted to do one of these for quite some time and was thrilled when Basil contacted me.

Isabel (his now fiance) and Basil’s sister had “gifted” Basil a couples photo shoot for his birthday (well so Isabel thought) with the help of Basil’s sister this was all set up and was in fact Basil’s idea and his gift to Isabel. Are you with me? haha

He had planned to propose to her during this photo shoot so we could capture it all. It was quite fun planning & scheming and all along Isabel had absolutely no idea (even when Basil secretly gave the ring box to my husband and then my hubby had to get it back to him right before he proposed) there was a lot of secret business happening that day.

We started out at the City Botanic Gardens (which is where Isabel wanted to have the photos).





And then we went to Victoria Gold Complex (for the proposal) which is where this lovely couple had their first date. We played dumb when Isabel had mentioned that Basil thought it might be nice to have a few photos at this spot.

Then the nerves kicked in…


and then this is when the magic happened!





We felt so honoured to able to capture this precious moment in their lives. Congratulations to such a wonderful couple!

{Tim & Erika} Engaged

Ok so I don’t like to be too biased with my photo shoots but I must say this engagement sessions has been one of my all time favourites to date! Erika is actually my amazing hair dresser – go check out Alexander Woulfe. But a side from that she along with her fiance are just absolutely stunning, genuine & loving people.

By looking at these photos you WOULD think they are both models but no, they are just everyday (well plus some extra gorgeousness) people like you and me who had their engagement shoot and TOTALLY rocked it!

They wanted to have a bit of a 1940’s/50’s theme to their shoot as they both love getting dressed up so it was perfect for them and I love that the photo shoot ended up with a bit of a Notebook style/theme to it. (which is one of my all time fav movies!)

I was oohing and aahing through their whole shoot and pretty much didn’t want it to end. They were both a delight to photograph and to say I am super excited about their wedding next year would be an understatement!

Enjoy their images below…

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{Travis & April} Engaged

We had heaps of fun at this engagement session. The plan was to have a bit of everything, confetti, water balloons, paint…. we were all geared up to start the paint fight (started filling balloons with paint), they even had their white clothes on so the paint would stand out… to then realise that the paint wasn’t water-based and could cause some serious staining so we kind of had to skip the paint idea! But non the less we still had heaps of fun and got some good old fun & crazy photos of this cute couple having a water fight and getting VERY wet in the process (of course)

We are looking forward to having heaps of fun on their wedding day also (probably won’t be including water & paint) but I am sure there will be lots of laughs, silly faces and memories created.

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{Danielle & Jayde} Engaged//SM Photography

This wonderful couple wanted something fun & quirky as well as getting some beautiful natural shots with nature and I think we achieved that! We had cloud cover for most of the session but then the beautiful sun decided to appear and we managed to get some stunning shots towards the end of their session.

Check out Danielle & Jayde’s gorgeous engagement photos…

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2012 – The Year in Review

Well can you believe that 2012 is drawing to an end!?

It has been a fantastic year filled with lots of weddings. I never would have imagined this time last year that right now we would already have 20 weddings booked for 2013. We are truly blessed and so very grateful for everyone’s support and encouragement and spreading the word about us!

Its wonderful to look back over the year and see all the different weddings and sessions we have done and to think about the many more we have in 2013.

When I look at 2011’s year in review I can really see how much we have grown in our photography..the only way is up! Here is last years review for those interested https://specialmemoriesphotography.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/

Enjoy this “year in review” for 2012 and if you were one of our clients you just might see a photo of yours…

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