Engagement sessions are always a tonne of fun, and when Courtney sent me a message to book hers in, I was a little more excited than usual - she has been a friend for quite a while and I know her well enough to predict that this would be no ordinary session. I hadn’t met James but I’d seen the occasional post on facebook and knew these two were an incredible match. They are a totally sweet couple and we laughed and joked the entire time I was shooting…and even when I wasn’t - a photographer’s dream!
Courtney & James have been together since New Years Eve 2015/2016 and the story of their engagement on their 2 year anniversary totally melted my heart. James proposed on the beach at night, with a light-up ring box. Everywhere around the two of them was pitch black except the stars and Courtney actually thought he was looking for crabs under the rocks until she realised what was happening.
Our session was chosen by Courtney, at the Himeji Gardens - and let me tell you, I couldn’t ask for a better spot! There was a lake flowing in from a small waterfall and a gorgeous selection of trees which framed the scene perfectly. It was very peaceful and I must admit I chuckled to myself thinking about the whirlwind of energy that was about to burst into this tranquil little garden.
I love everything about this session - the lighting, the scenery, the couple and the backstory. Enjoy some of my favourites from Courtney & James’ engagement shoot and leave some love! I can’t wait to capture all the magic at their wedding later on this year!