When Laura and Mike contacted me about photographing an engagement session on their beautiful property in Faraday, Regional Victoria, I was absolutely over the moon. They told me that they have never had any photos taken. And since they were engaged and due to be married in March (only 2 months away at the time!), they thought it was finally time to get some professional photos of just the two of them. As I prefer to schedule my session for either sunrise or sunset for the best light, we ended up going with a sunset shoot.
And what a night it was! We went for a stroll on their farm land, in the midst of beautiful dry grass, trees and rocks. Accompanied by their dogs and horses, we captured all those sweet moments that were entirely true to them and their relationship.
It doesn’t always have to be the fancy landscapes. It can literally just be your backyard, if it is meaningful to you. What matters most in the end is your unique connection. And we can capture this anywhere, as long as you’re comfortable to be yourselves. This engagement session is one of my favourite sessions I have ever shot – followed by their amazing rustic farm wedding in Sutton Grange a couple of months later.
As a photographer, the greatest thing is when couples really put all their trust in me and express their love to each other freely and fearlessly. When you see Laura and Mike, you can literally feel the love these two have for each other in the air. Nothing was ever awkward or uncomfortable. I always provide my couples with some initial guidance and prompts. But I almost didn’t have to say anything at all after a few minutes. Every single shot and movement came natural to them and I think this shows in the photos. If you are thinking about an engagement session, I hope this shows how natural and beautiful your images can turn out.
If you are planning your own engagement session, this blog post has some great advice on how to go about it. Wanting to see more couple goodness? Check out this couple session I did with Jasmine and Hugh in the pine forest.