Port Kembla beach is one of the best in the Wollongong region, and was the perfect setting for Ashley & Josh's sunset engagement session!
Dani & Rob // Engagement
Gorgeous couple, cute puppy, golden sunset... sessions like these are what make my heart happy! I have the honour of shooting Dani & Rob's wedding in just a few months time and we headed down to beautiful Bombo, near Kiama for our engagement session. Their sweet fur baby Oakley kiiiiiinda stole the show as you can see from the images below, but I mean.. look at the little guy. He's too cute!
This was actually the second engagement session I've held with Dani & Rob, as they entered a competition to win a free engagement session I ran many moons ago now and were the winners! So our first session was all about them and the love they have for each other, and in the very near future this session will be featured on the Australian wedding blog, Polka Dot Bride so keep your eyes peeled for that one! Oakley was only still a few weeks old at the time of our last session so we waited for him to have all the necessary vaccinations and grow a little more before setting the date for this one.
Dani and Rob are just two peas in a pod. With similar personalities of both such humble, loving and caring natures I just know that they'll have a lifetime of happiness in store for them.
Can't wait for the wedding!
Hannah & Nathan // Engagement
I love when I meet with my couples and they're as silly and chilled out as I am. This was exactly the case with Hannah & Nathan - actually I think my personality is the blend of the two of theirs combined!
I had a blast capturing their engagement session in one of my favourite, less-travelled to parts of the Illawarra. I recommend with engagement sessions to opt for a location that contrasts to your wedding location. Hannah & Nathan are a military couple, both in the Australian Navy, and will be married on base in Sydney later this year. With the picturesque Sydney Harbour views that will serve as the perfect backdrop for their wedding images, they travelled down to my neck of the woods and held our session in beautiful bushland of the Illawarra escarpment, overlooking Wollongong.
Oh, and if you bring your daughter along - I totally can't promise that she won't steal the spotlight for your session! Isn't Vida just adorable! This week, Hannah and Nathan have announced some very exciting news, that there'll be a new addition attending their wedding, with their second daughter due in August. What an upcoming exciting year ahead for this growing family!
Amy & Nicole
These two gorgeous women have been together for 9 years! And, they tell me they're still as much in love now as they ever have been.
This session is part of our free mini sessions for those who identify as LBGTIQ. Under the #rainbowloveau initiative, created by the lovely Nic over at Fox & Kin, I am the Illawarra photographer offering free 30 minute mini sessions to LBGTIQ. Read more about this on Nic's blog. There is an insane amount of photographers who have jumped onboard all over Australia, and now branching internationally. How awesome is that?! Check out the blog if you're outside the Illawarra and interested in a session to find the photographer in your local area.
Our entire session was full of their inside jokes, embracing how ticklish Amy is, avoiding spider webs and exploring through bushland.
Courtney & Tash // Engaged
Recently I jumped onboard the initiative created by Nic at Fox & Kin to help spread the #rainbowloveau by offering free mini-sessions to those who identify as LBGTIQ. My response to these sessions has been nothing short of AMAZING! Within the first 10 minutes of posting, I'd already had many couples contacting me expressing their interest. I had 10 mini sessions booked in for this Saturday just gone, but unfortunately due to some rain in the morning, followed by things popping up for my clients throughout the day, only 3 sessions ended up being on the final day's schedule. But, that's totally better than none!
Courtney & Tash are both local to Wollongong and they have a son, 2 year old Wyatt. He definitely keeps them on their toes, and our session was no different!
We still have limited places available for these sessions - if you're interested in FREE (no hidden costs, nothing to pay, literally free!) photos with your loved ones and identify as LBGTIQ, then please contact me!
* Illawarra region only.
* If you're outside this region and are interested in a session - there are many photographers all over Australia that have embraced this. Please contact me and I'd be happy to refer you to the closest photographer in your area!
Rebecca & Michael // Engaged
This year's been a year of love and excitement for the Leet family! A family of 3 children, one recently married, and 2 engaged to their partners, both in March 2017 just weeks apart. How crazy is that?! Rebecca's brother Josh, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with him and his fiance a few months ago capturing their engagement session at Killalea State Park.
For Rebecca & Michael's session, we decided upon a sunrise at the beach. Here on the East Coast of Australia, we're lucky to have the sun rise over the ocean, and with some of the best beaches in the world - they're a perfect location!
We had had a stint of rain the day prior but thankfully the Bureau of Meterology gave the green light for clear skies. There was still a bank of cloud buildup on the horizon when we met on location, but the colour that emerged soon after was phenomenal! Definitely worth the early morning alarm on a Sunday morning!
Rebecca and Michael will be married locally next year.
Reagen & Mat // Engaged
Being from the Macarthur region, Reagen & Mat wanted to hold their engagement session up in their local area. This stunning region is only a short drive up the road, and we set on Camden for our session. There are so many hidden gems in this region, really is such a beautiful picturesque area!
Their engagement session was a mix of both capturing their love, and the love within their family, with their 2 year old son Finn. And, might I add, he's the cutest 2 year old ever!
From a previous wedding I knew of a few spots I absolutely adored in Camden. This old rusty horse stable being one of them - so this was our first location. Off road, along an overgrown track, and I'm convinced Reagen & Mat may have thought I was leading them astray as they followed me along this trail, but here we were, and the golden light of the approaching sunset was just glistening through the trees.
We headed back down to an open field for the remainder of our session. Finn definitely stole the show here! With his attire matching his Dad's, a cheeky grin & those suspenders - he's a 2 year old with style!
Looking forward to capturing their wedding at Panorama House next month!