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Jo + Lee Engagement Photos

Jo + Lee Engagement Photos

After Jo and Lee’s engagement shoot, I learnt there were 2 versions of their engagement story – the full version which Jo tells gives the full blown account and shows what a romantic Lee really is, but Jo prefers his version so he can keep that tough guy persona!

“I had been planning it for a few months. I had quizzed Jo on the style of ring she was hoping for but she would always shy away from the conversation. To avoid her getting suspicious I began having regular ‘golf’ games with my brothers, Ben and Joel, where we really just went shopping for a ring!”

“I had absolutely no idea that Lee was going to propose. I knew that he had plans to take me out for our 2nd anniversary but I had no idea what I was in store for. As the day went on there were times where I thought ‘ oh, this is a bit special’, but I didn’t want to let myself think that Lee was about to propose because I didn’t want to get my hopes up!”

But the (really romantic) Lee had it all planned out. “We went out for breakfast in Semaphore, then Jo was sent off for a massage and manicure. She then had some vouchers to buy an outfit to go out for dinner. After some icecream we went down to our local beach and I got down on one knee.”

“When he did ask, I was completely surprised but the happiest I’ve ever been. So happy that my cheeks were sore from smiling so much throughout that day and my eyes stinging from so many happy tears!”

It was back to the beach for their engagement photos, “We live near the beach so spending time swimming, walking etc (is what we like to do together)”. They met at work, and while it wasn’t love at first sight, it was something that slowly developed. “I knew Lee was the one when decided to take me on a date to Bingo – yes, the game bingo! I had mentioned I liked that game early on and this made me realise that he was interested and trying to impress me as much as i were him. He’s all about the little things, like saying ‘good morning beautiful’ every single morning.”

The engagement shoot with this young and fun couple was so natural, just like their love, and the adventures they have been on are only the beginning for them. Congratulations Lee and Jo.

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Jo’s gorgeous engagement ring designed by Bell and Brunt

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Saphire + Kent’s Engagement Photos

Saphire + Kent’s Engagement Photos

So thankfully it wasn’t just me that had a hard time choosing favourite photos from this engagement photo shoot, Saphire and Kent also had a tough time judging by the number of images favourited in her engagement shoot gallery!

Saphire and Kent are a lot of fun, she loves his whacky sense of humour, which apparently they both share. He even likes her signing – it must be love! “We met at work on our mine site, when Saph began working in the same company as me.

“We copped a lot of flack in the office for flirting before anything even happened between us!” They got to spend a lot more time together than some others would, due to their week off/on nature of their work in the mines. “We like to spend the time travelling, and go to the beach as well as squidding.” It was during a travelling trip apart that they realised each other was the one. “When Kent was leaving for his holiday to South America, I knew I didn’t want to go months without seeing him. So I planned to meet him for half of his trip even though South America wasn’t on my travel list.”

“I knew she was the one when she turned up in Venezuela after 2 overnight stopovers and with half a tooth missing!”

Luckily, Saphire had all her teeth for the engagement shoot (hehe) and we were fortunate enough to get the most gorgeous golden hour on the night of their engagement shoot – and given the crazy up and down weather we have been having lately, I was thanking my lucky stars! We kept the theme neat casual for their natural photos and they turned out beautifully.

Her engagement ring was a stunning halo setting with diamonds EVERYWHERE – a ring any diamond enthusiast would be envious of. While she knew an engagement was coming eventually, she didn’t know how beautiful it would be. “I did know it was coming, but that’s a long story! I didn’t know it was happening though and Kent chose the most beautiful city I have ever been to.”

“As Saph knew I had a ring, I wanted to somehow surprise her. I was going to propose in Paris in front of the Eiffel Tower, but an incorrect tram prevented that from happening! So I tried to wait for the next perfect moment, and I knew Santorini was really beautiful as I had been there before. So we had a nice dinner watching the sunset, then on the walk home, whilst overlooking the town, I proposed. I think she was surprised!”

Then we got to have fun with Saphire’s VW black Beetle, what a sleek little love bug that was. With the top down, I snapped them having a kiss in the front seat before we drove off to the beach for some sunset photos. Saphire and Kent braved the sea breeze for a little Moet in the sand, a champagne ending to their beach engagement photo shoot as the sun set. Romance at its finest.

Before my life as a wedding photographer in South Australia, I was a Youth Development Officer in Ceduna; and Saphire is a woman of my own heart and values, she was doing a school based apprenticeship as a Youth Worker while living in Streaky Bay, the beautiful bayside town where she grew up. I hope that they have the most magical wedding – a destination wedding Hamilton Island, and that they spend a life full of laughter and love together.

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Hannah + Hamish’s Engagement Photos

Hannah + Hamish’s Engagement Photos

Hannah decided it was love at first sight when she met Hamish. They’d met at the Colonist and it seems they haven’t been too far apart since.

They were building a new house when Hamish took Hannah by surprise and asked her to marry him with a beautiful ring from Bell and Brunt jewllers in Adelaide. “It was at the foundations of our new house. It was a complete surprise….it’s hard to find the words to describe it, I felt I finally found my destiny.”

Hannah and Hamish enjoy to exercise together, going on outings, travelling and road trips, and with the house building it is a good thing they enjoy to make plans a decisions together!

“We have achieved so much together so far, and (I want to remember) how we feel about each other and what we are about experience in life together.”

They are planning a beach wedding in 2015 but we took to Blackwood Forest for their engagement photos in Adelaide. I could see the way Hamish makes Hannah smile and laugh, which is one of the things that she loves about him. “I love being in his arms, sleeping next to him and his values.”

Congratulations on this new adventure in your life Hamish and Hannah.

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