Posts Tagged ‘couple portraits’
I caught up with Chantell and James for an engagement session, and enjoyed some time getting to know them.
James wasn’t too keen on having his photo taken at first, but he was great and played along with the process, and as we got to know each other we were able to take some really great, nice relaxed shots!
We first went to Abbotsford Convent and had a lovely wander around, as it is a place that Chantell and James enjoy spending time at and have even considered getting married there.
They ended up deciding on Emu Bottom Homestead for their wedding, a spot that Chantell and James loved for its beautiful leafy, country garden atmosphere.
It was so lovely chatting with Chantell and James, and talking about their plans for their wedding. They’re such a relaxed couple, and although they’re enjoying simply taking wedding planning in their stride, they seem to have everything sorted for their big day!
At first glance, it is obvious that they are happy, happy in each other’s company. Chris is Greek and Dominik is Polish and Croatian. They both love the beach.
What really made an impression on me was how much respect they had for each other and what they do. Chris is a barrister, and she wears a wig and gown to court. Dominik told me about how hard Chris has worked to get where she is. Dominik is a lawyer too, but Chris told me proudly about how he also makes documentary films.
You may have noticed, I may have gone on a bit of a tangent in my last blog post. Just a few random musings on the city I love: Melbourne. But when I met Chris and Dominik, it got me thinking. They made an impression on me.
For the people who know me, I have a roundabout way of thinking. I credit much to the city, but really it is the people I meet and the people I know who make it the place it is to me.
I feel like I meet so many people with interesting stories. As we say- everyone has a story.
I love meeting people. I love their stories. I love to listen. One of the things I love about photographing weddings is that sometimes people let me into their lives and I get the opportunity to tell their story- in pictures.
Sometimes when I edit my clients images I smile to myself. I smile because it takes me back to that moment; why they are smiling at each other, smiling back at me or smiling at something that has just happened.
When I posted the first preview images of Emma and Ben I chuckled. I laughed out loud. I laughed because we’d joked about how they didn’t have any photographs of the two of them, despite them having been together for years, travelling together and living together. The best one they could recall was one in which they were tiny in the frame and a mountainous landscape loomed over them. So I picked a couple of initial images where they were tiny in the frame! It made me laugh, and I hope Emma and Ben can have a laugh too, because they can be assured there now exists some images where they are the significant subject in the frame…