Kaytie and James booked me in for their wedding at Eagle Ridge Gold Course in Boneo on the Mornington Peninsula for late 2020 and we got the chance to shoot a fun engagement session with them recently at Seawinds, Arthurs Seat.
Often couples want to book a photographer who has shot at their venue previously, and I understand their thinking, however I don't want people to underestimate the rush of creativity us photographers get when we're thrown into a new environment!
For me, this engagement shoot is just that.... I offered them a few locations around the peninsula that I knew well, however they chose to head up to Seawinds which is right around the corner from Arthurs Seat.
I got there a little early to have a look around as I had never been there before and I was getting so excited! There were ocean views, cool dark moody forests, backlight trees and not to mention a gorgeous tree lined path littered with kangaroos!
As soon as they got there I had already planned a few spots we should go, but then I was really enjoying the journey of spotting something on the way and stopping an shooting.
It helped that Kaytie and James were so freakin' awesome though! they were so comfortable in front of the camera, and happy to go along with my visions. They're a beautiful recently engaged couple who are planning their dream wedding. Really looking forward to shooting again with them later next year.
Enjoy some photos.