The last weekend saw me in Murwillumbah to do an engagement photo shoot for Kyle and Christina, who have lived there for three years. They chose this particular area and I'm so glad they did. It really is magical, and the great thing is, the location is so close to the heart of Murwillumbah. And I managed to find this perfect spot (pictured above) and with the permission from the owner of this beautiful paddock I was able to capture some stunning images at sunset for Kyle and Christina.
As a side note, the chair used in the above image is actually one handed down by Kyle's great grandmother. I spotted it in Kyle's mother's (Karen) lounge room whilst visiting there, and thought it would be perfect for our shoot in the paddock. You may remember Karen, whose wedding I helped shoot back in June. Karen and I have become great friends through this whole experience and I'm so happy that I get to share in the experiences of her family and children through photography. This is what I love about being a portrait and wedding photographer - the people I get to know and meet and the places I get to see and enjoy.
I asked Kyle and Christina to approach this session as a special time to relax and bask in each other's company. Engagement shoots are meant to express a couple's love for each other, but in a more relaxed and organic way before their more formalised wedding day.
And relax they did! There was a lot of time for them to spend just walking, talking and sharing personal moments alone (apart from me being there). It made a welcome change for a couple who spend much of their time working long hours, and little time to get out and enjoy the beauty that is on their doorstop.
So I'm sure that Kyle and Christina gained a much deeper appreciation of where they live through that afternoon of just walking, talking, hugging, holding hands and of course, snatching some kisses along the way.
Anyway...here are the rest of those teasers they've been waiting for!