From the second I met Nicole, I loved her! Her friendly nature cemented the fact that I wanted to photograph her engagement party, which was to be held at the RACV Club in Melbourne’s CBD. Her bright and bubbly personality was contagious, and I was looking forward to the shoot of both the engagement and their wedding.
When we met in St Kilda for coffee, we chatted like we were long, lost friends. We giggled and related to each other so well and I just knew her celebrations would be so much fun to capture with my camera. She knew exactly what she wanted and it was lovely meeting her and her mum that first day!
From there, I came to like her more and more; she was just a pleasure to work with. When I met her fiancé, James, I could already feel the strong bond between them. They are such a gorgeous couple inside and out and they were clearly so excited for what was to come next in their lives together.
When the day of their engagement party finally arrived, it was a rather chilly and dark day. This, however, did not darken anyone’s spirits, nor did it stop anything from going as planned. We started by getting some shots of Nicole and James in an alleyway near the venue. The soft lighting from the city’s tall buildings worked perfectly in our short, yet productive shoot.
We were then joined by their best friends, Alex and his gorgeous fiancée Catherine, who are also members of the bridal party. It was lovely for them to be a part of this shoot; they were also recently engaged, so it gave them a sneak peak of what was to come for them. The four of them had so many laughs together and the mood was light and fun.
Once we entered the function area, I captured stunning detailed shots of the décor before the guests started arriving. The room looked incredible: party guest favors by Petite Cadeau, fresh floral by Flos Forum and a stunning engagement cake by Cake Ink made the space look divine.
The small group of guests made this a very intimate celebration. Family from each side joined in to celebrate Nicole and James’ love and devotion to each other. The evening consisted of casual drinks and mingling, followed by a stunning sit down three-course dinner.
I am so grateful to have been a part of this gorgeous celebration and cannot wait to be a part of their special wedding day as well! Getting to know this gorgeous couple has been so lovely and I’m looking forward to getting to know them further.