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Mary-Kate & Lionel | Engaged

I love it when couples choose to have their engagement session at a place that really means something to them and their story.

After shooting Charntelle & Michael’s elopement at Sunrise, I’ve been hanging to shoot at sunrise more often. Obviously that’s not going to happen too often for weddings, so I threw it out there to Lionel & Mary-Kate as an option for their engagement session.

Initially they weren’t sure what to do or where to go, but once I mentioned sunrise, it just clicked.

We all have a little list in our head of things we should do more often (or at all). Mary-Kate & Lionel always kept meaning to go swimming at Bronte first thing in the morning, but never quite got around to it.

Lionel wanted their engagement day to be special from dawn to dusk. Not just a moment of surprise over dinner, but a whole day filled with wonderful things. So he casually mentioned that they should finally get around to that morning swim at Bronte. Since they’d always talked about it, it didn’t seem like a left field thing to do, and off they went.

The proposal itself didn’t happen until later in the day in another part of the city, but this session is a little nod to the beginning of the day that changed everything :)

I’m so excited for their wedding coming up next month here in Sydney!

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  1. Paul February 22, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    Great Work Kellee! Some amazing locations – loved the ones with the fence.

  2. JESSIE February 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Beautiful session! I love the black and white one of them on the cliff!

  3. Joaquin Corbalan February 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    Very romantic and real pictures, love is in the air.

  4. Magda February 27, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Great photos – pure and natural.

  5. alexbee February 27, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    these are so sweet! love the last one :D

  6. Xanthe February 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Beautiful environmental portraits, Kellee! The ones overlooking the pool have especially beautiful tones!

  7. ALMA February 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Awesome work Kellee!!

  8. Hilary Mercer February 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Such fun spots! I love the one of them on the cliff!

  9. Tenielle February 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    Beautiful. These guys are so sweet and the soft light in your photos is just dreamy.

  10. Jason Lloyd February 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    I love that first shot of the sunrise, and the rocky backdrop on the beach is awesome.

  11. Anne Marie Carson February 28, 2012 at 2:51 am #

    Such a great session, Kellee… I love all of the beach shots, especially from behind looking out to the ocean. Great work, adorable couple.

  12. Albert Palmer February 28, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    Aw, so beautiful. I can imagine these photos being treasured for years to come.

  13. Brian Kraft February 28, 2012 at 4:38 am #

    Awesome! Your use of the light- just perfect!

  14. Tyler Branch February 28, 2012 at 5:15 am #

    Love the simplicity of this shoot, great job.

  15. Kat Braman February 28, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    really lovely work! the colors are so soft and romantic.

  16. ryan southen February 28, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    lovely engagement shoot. love the setting, you nailed it.

  17. Mark Richardson March 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    Great set of photos – in my view you’ve really captured what a pre-wedding shoot is all about.

  18. Derek March 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Beautifully done Kellee. Great eye for details and getting some great emotions.

  19. Alex March 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    Some nice images! :-)

  20. kristi wright March 15, 2012 at 1:44 am #

    I love the skin tones of the shot of the girl by herself. So pretty!!