Combining a laid-back setting like the beach with a super chic black dress and a killer paid of Ted Baker London heels was a brilliant (+ gorgeous) move on this stunning bride-to-be’s part. It’s what we like to call taking the normal beach e-sesion and kicking it up a notch, and when you lay your eyes on the breathtaking images from The Obsession Collection, you’ll know exactly what we mean. See it all here.
From The Obsession Collection… Dave and Stevie first met about five years ago while working together at bar on the gold coast; this was just the beginning, they have been inseparable since.
After asking Stevie’s parents for permission, Dave planned a lovely engagement by taking Stevie to Port Douglas, walking her through a pretty park full of beautiful flowers and getting down on one knee. He had originally planned to do it on the beach, but Stevie was a little worried about crocodile breeding season, so Dave had to improvise. He still got the answer he was hoping for, Stevie cried and said YES.
Dave and Stevie are such a beautiful couple. Stevie was so nervous about the engagement shoot, but Dave made her feel at ease and the rest just came naturally. By the end, I didn’t need to direct the couple much at all as they had forgotten I was even there and just really enjoyed each other’s company.
It was a very gloomy overcast day, but absolutely beautiful for shooting outdoors, we went for a very natural look and really wanted to express the couples emotion and excitement of their engagement.
For all of these images I used Kodak Portra 160 to achieve soft clear skin tones and beautiful timeless images.
Photography: The Obsession Collection | Shoes: Ted Baker London | Hair And Makeup: The Obsession Collection | Film Processed: Raw Digital + Film Lab
Saturdays are amazing, but add in a fabulous meet and greet with the uber-talented LB Photography and it’s an entirely new level of weekend fun. Because when it comes to drop-dead gorgeous images, no one can stun you (+ leave you speechless) quite like Luke when he’s behind the lens. It’s a portfolio of breathtaking beauty and you should definitely spend your day getting to know him.
From LB Photography… As the founder, principal photographer and creative director of LB Photography, Luke’s success is based on his ability to listen to his client’s wishes and design a wedding plan that reflects their individual style and personality. Based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Luke makes it his business to capture the unique story of each couple, and he has been doing so for more than 12 years both in Australia and around the world. Luke’s professional approach goes far beyond his photography – it’s reflected in every aspect of the business, from meeting the couple face-to-face to providing a unique online experience after the wedding.
This is engagement session has to be one of the prettiest I’ve ever laid eyes on (this couple also has a sigh-worthy story to back it up — from the same hometown, grew up together, he proposed on the streets of Paris, etc.) The peonies, the bride-to-be’s flowy chiffon dress, picnics, balloons, everything is completely stunning. Natasja Kremers Photography did a beautiful job capturing the day, so check out the gallery here!
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From the Bride-To-Be… My husband and I were born in the same hospital four days apart and we went to the same high school together. We shared the same friends yet never knew each other personally and could never have imagined what fate had in store for us. After 9 years together and on a holiday in Europe, Ryan proposed. It was one of the most romantic days of my life. That evening we enjoyed a candlelit dinner followed by a stroll through the streets of Paris in the rain. Ryan got down on bended knee under the Eiffel Tower and the stars and changed my life forever.
Photography: Natasja Kremers Photography