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.