Kristyn & Shaun were married in October, but a we got together a few months before the wedding for their engagement session at Carriageworks, followed by a wander around Sydney Park.
Kristyn ~ “We have this thing we do where every time we take selfies, we have to make the most ridiculous faces possible. Is it ok if we do that?” YES. ALWAYS YES.
How stunning is Sydney Park! What a gem.
When photographing couples. I almost never tell people where to put their hands. I want the way you hold each other in the photos, to be how you would hold each other in real life. And everyone is different. There’s something here with Kristyn’s hands that feels so special to me. It’s kind of like a double hug. She’s scrunching him in close to her with her right hand, and yet is so softly holding on with her right. It’s like two stories in one. If I directed them more, this moment probably wouldn’t exist. So if I’ ever photographing you and I go quiet, it’s because I’m letting you do you. I want to see how you are together. That’s what makes these photos really mean something with you look back at them fifty years down the line.
**EDIT** If you’ve discovered this post more recently, you can check out their stunning wedding here. Just wait until you see the bouquet!! It’s crazy beautiful!!
I really love these engagement images. Excellent portrait photography.