Chatting to Chris and Claire about their life together and what it was like settling into their first home with Ace & Kiara, their two Border Collies, got me thinking. As we continued our initial discussions about their wedding plans, it became even clearer in my mind as to how we should go about their engagement photoshoot …
I admit it! I love romance, and this proposal was seriously romantic.
Chris brought back perfumes as gifts for Claire from business trips. He kept giving her perfumes till one day there was an extra surprise when she opened the perfume box. It contained an engagement ring. As she sat there comprehending what it all meant, Chris read his handwritten, heartfelt poem to her. I am certain that her smile just grew wider and wider and of course, Claire said yes!
I suggested telling their engagement story ‘visually’ by incorporating the poem Chris wrote and the perfume bottles in their engagement photoshoot. Kiara and Ace joined in as well, how could they not?
Chris and Claire love nature and outdoor spaces with Quamby Bluff holding a special place in their hearts. So we set off on an adventure. A photoshoot ‘crawl’ that took us from their front doorstep one Saturday afternoon, to stands of poplars, romantic sweeping driveways, the roadside at Hadspen and onto a quiet country road with the most perfect view of Quamby Bluff, just as the sun was setting low on the horizon. We used fishing line to tie the final perfume bottle to the barbed wire fence and placed the other perfumes amongst the grasses, with pieces of the poem on small bits of paper strung along the fence. It was beautiful and romantic and I can’t wait to see the album they are having made from this very special photo shoot.
I can’t wait for their wedding!!