Rachael and James came all the way from Australia to have their complimentary engagement photo shoot and to finalise there wedding details with us for there wedding in october, we had so much fun and are super excited for the small intermit wedding on the 18th of october out at the wee church in warrington :)
Not so long ago we had the pleasure of witnessing Kelly get down on one knee and propose to Michelle at her 21st Birthday Party.
We spent the morning wandering around the dunedin botanical gardens and then made our way down to St Clair Beach for their engagement shoot!
They have so much LOVE for each other, you can just see it in these images.
after the geardens we headed to the beach down by the St Clair Poles.
we thought it would be fun to dress Michelle and Kelly up and have a bit of fun!
Tina Brought along a pirate outfit that we have from our prop box for children to dress up in, for our studio shoots as one of Michelle' family ancestors was a pirate! originally from the Spanish court and who is now celebrated in Florida. his treasure is lost deep in the everglades, so we thought this image was very fitting and only her family would really understand the meaning of it :)
after that little bit of fun we got back in to the serious images
Michelle & Kelly, your such an awesome couple, with so much love for each other! it was such an awesome day and tina and i can't wait to photograph your wedding if its anything like this shoot its going to be so much fun
Michelle i can honestly say you are going to be a stunning Bride xoxox :)
I can't Believe its been 21 years since My little cousin and Tina's Niece Michelle was born it seems only Yesterday that she was playing with her toy animals and having sleepovers at our house! now she is a young women just about to start her life and left her Teen Years behind!
We were lucky enough to be invited to this milestone in her life, no sorry make that 2 millstone's in one night! and naturally being the family Photographers got to capture this event.
The Night started off like a normal 21st, Michelle was greeted by guests and their gifts as they arrived at Dunedin Ombrellos cafe to celebrate her 21st,
There were platers of breads and dips with salami, gherkins cheese and nuts followed by hot savouries and quiche, every one was having a blast taking trips down memory lane watching the side show of images that Michelle had put together for the night of when she was a wee baby right through to her 21st.
It was then time for the speech, her dad Stew Started them off with Michelle Love for Animals and how she loved them to death! literally! Then it was her Mums turn to say how she had been a wonderful daughter
Her boy friend Kelly got up to say a few words! he asked Michelle if she could come up and join him he then proceeded to say how wonderful she was and started to pull something from his pocket he then got down on one Knee and said Michelle will you marry me and with that he presented her a ring everyone gasped and said Oh My God, poor Michelle was stunned she didn't know what to do, then all her guests screamed say something! and Laughed, with a we happy but nerves voice she said YES and Kelly proceeded to place the ring on her finger and got up and gave her a BIG Kiss Michelle and Kelly were on a Big High for the rest of the Night!
You can see in Kellys Face the love and Joy that he has for Michelle and how relieved he was that Michelle said YES, i read a post on his Facebook page the next day about the proposal "Thanks everyone I've only just started getting feeling back in my legs and my brain, I'd take doing a speech for english at school over proposing anyday haha." :)
So after all that excitement it was time for Cake!!!!!! Yummy
A Family full of Photographers Hehe :)
Michelle and Kelly it was a pleasure to be a part of a special night of your life and to witness your engagement, so looking forward to your engagement shoot in the weeks to come and also your wedding when you finally set the date :)
The sun was shinning and it was a hot day Perfect for a photo shoot!
Meet Ashleigh & Luke and their 3 gorgeous kid's, Harry, Alla and Eden! what a gorgeous little family!. Today was the Viewing of Grandview Gardens in Outram to see where the sun will be and the best place to have their Wedding Ceremony in November 2014, as they had purchased our French collection they got a free Engagement shoot so Tina and I (Jade) thought it would be a cool idea if we were to take their Engagement Photos at the Gardens while we were there Viewing them!, we talked it over with Luke and Ashleigh who agreed and then contacted Grandview Gardens and were given permission
Meet Harry (Harrison) what a sweet wee fella He is ! as we were all walking down to the pond and boat he picked some daises and gave them to Jade <3
This is Alla, she stole the lime light and was a great wee model, so great at Posing. and what beautiful eye lashes she has!
Now meet wee Eden! just look her big blues eyes! such a cute wee button. she had big smiles for most of the day :)
It was such a lovely day out at Outram, so much to see, like the old truck and a tractor that Harry loved, and the fish pond with lots of big gold Fish, the it has lots of cool photo opportunities! we are so looking forward to photographing this wedding only a year to go its so exciting
Ashleigh we cannot wait to see you as a blushing bride on the big day 1 November 2014 You are going to look Stunning and we are so Honoured that you and Luke have chosen us to capture your Special Day!