How super adorable and gorgeous are these 2! I cannot wait for their wedding next year.
I recently did a photo shoot that was actually a secret proposal 🙂 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!
Jayde & Danielle were married in Yarra Valley – 2nd August 2014. It was a beautiful trip down to Melbourne. Jayde & Danielle were amazing hosts along with their families. We felt very looked after.
It was freezing but spectacular! We love that they both allowed for their wedding to be unique and special & really reflect them as a couple. This wedding was definitely that! They are both so very in love and also have so much love for their friends and family. We were truly blessed to be a part of capturing their special day.
I cannot believe we are now very much in the year of 2015!
We had a wonderful time throughout 2014, meeting & photographing many new & some regular clients. Its always an honour to be a part of capturing these special moments in peoples lives.
We decided for 2014 to take on a bit less (but it still ended up being a crazy big year) but its was an adventure and we are so grateful for it! We got to do a wedding in Melbourne and also one up north at Paronella Park which was an amazing experience. Thank you so much to all of our clients and followers, we appreciate your love & support so much!
Now very much specializing & focusing on weddings and engagement sessions, I still LOVE doing maternity sessions and then the odd glamour shoot here and there. I felt like I didnt really have the time to do many shoots just for my own creativity and fun which is something I want to take the time out for this year to do. So stay tuned…. but in the meantime please enjoy looking through some of our highlights throughout 2014.
And for those interested, here is our Year in Review from 2013.
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…
When Sarah wanted to surprise her best friend with a fun photo shoot for her birthday, I asked her what they were both into, & of course, the top of the list was shoes and fashion! So I thought we could recreate a bit of a fun girly bedroom out in the forest as a fun backdrop for an awesome best friends photo shoot. I thought we could go with a whimsical, pretty look, a party/going out look and then end with a funky, rock/grunge look with the tutus and big hair.
It was so much fun to do and we were all so happy with the outcome. A massive shout out to Erika who styled the girls hair throughout the session – Alexandra Woulfe and also to Clarissa for her gorgeous tutus – Venice & Me
Well I must start off by saying this has been one of our absolute favourite weddings to date! It was a huge honour to capture this special day, one because we already know Rivkah and her family, & two, because the location was up north at the stunning location of Paronella Park. It was a fun & wonderful adventure for us for a couple of days being up north.
These 2 are just perfection together, they have so much love and respect for one another as well as Rivkah’s (& now Jared’s) little girl.
Jared is a 4th year Infantry Captain (so is an officer) and has been serving in the army for 9 years. Obviously being in the army as an officer he is away from home often so the love that this family share is even more special as their time together is often limited.
They both could not wipe the smiles off their faces all day, and who would blame them! It was a gorgeous day for them and all of their family & friends.
So much thought & care was put into this special day and a lot of credit goes to the bride herself for many of the creations you see, including the bouquets & personalised shoes that all the girls wore. Be sure to check out her page – Mayleigh Rose Couture. She also made the bunting, glass window signs
The whole day I just felt like I was at a royal wedding, Rivkah certainly looked like a princess, she is a natural beauty as it is so then you put a stunning dress & some hair and makeup on and she looks spectacular! And then Jared looking handsome and “prince like” in his suit. These 2, paired with Paronella park definitely equals incredible images.
I am sure you will enjoy looking through their images as much as we enjoyed taking them!
Belladonna Bridal North Queensland. Bridal Shoes – Mayleigh Rose Couture Custom Disney Shoes – Kim: Sunnysideup Location – Paronella Park Order of Service Fans – Intelliedge Creations Cake – New York Cake Co.
Above all the awesomeness & uniquness in this wedding Alysha & Barry are both wonderful people individually AND together & it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of and capture their special day!
FROM THE BRIDE
How we met: We met while working at Ipswich city council
The proposal: Barry had put the ring around our puppy’s neck and asked me to come outside to help him with something and when I walked out he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
Bridal Prep – Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Ceremony & Reception – Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club Celebrant – Liz Pforr (Yes, I will marry you!) Florist – Bridal Wedding Flowers Makeup Artist – Sam – Blake Designs Hair Stylist – Renae Waldron Wedding Dress – Element of Style, Bridal and Formal Wear