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Mar 30, 2020

Engagement Photos in the New South Wales Sand Dunes

Ethereal, elegant, magical: these are the words we’re using to describe these engagement photos in the New South Wales sand dunes and trust us, they’re spot on! You know we love anything neutral, and these sand dunes created the most stunning neutral backdrop we’ve ever seen. The bride had a bouquet that took our breath away – picture soft pastel blooms arranged with a touch of whimsy to form pure perfection. With no one else around during this session, these two seemed to have the whole world to themselves, making for one of the most romantic and sweet engagement sessions we’ve ever seen! Keep scrolling to see more – we promise you’re going to be obsessed!

The photographer shares:

My vision behind this shoot is to inspire engaged couples to imagine something more adventurous and more beautiful for their engagement session. I want to illustrate that engagement sessions can be an opportunity to create something just as memorable as wedding photos, with a more casual and playful flair, marking a special chapter in a couple’s lives.  

I opted for one of the most breathtaking landscapes I have seen in Australia: Stockton Dunes, truly a bucket list destination. With rolling dunes that stretch further than the eye can see and barely anyone else in sight, plus that magical afternoon light and a sweet couple in love, I knew it was all going to come together wonderfully and have a fine art/editorial inspired look as I was shooting on film.

Gathering a team of talented industry vendors, I knew that Jinny from Jinny Um Hair and Makeup could bring out the natural, feminine beauty in Natasha and Haemee from Valley of Flowers Sydney would make the perfectly elegant engagement bouquet to compliment her beautiful dresses. Our gorgeous couple Natasha and Neil are both aspiring actors and were so relaxed in front of the camera. I always tell my couples all they have to do focus on is each other and be themselves and leave the rest up to me! They were absolute troopers for putting up with the wind and sand which really does get everywhere. I still have tiny grains of sand stuck in my camera but it was all so worth it.  As the sun started to set over the dunes, we journeyed back to the car in the fading light with hearts feeling full of excitement and joy from connecting and creating something beautiful together.

If you’re looking for more engagement sessions to take your breath away, try this moody Joshua Tree session or these casual vineyard engagement photos (psst – the bride is one of our editors!) next!

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