From the forest to the beach, Christl & Josh's Dunedin engagement session was so much fun! Matt and I loved getting to know these two better while capturing some portraits of this special time for them as they begin planning their wedding day.
I first met Christl at one of our 2017 Photography Workshops so it was a huge honour when Christl got back in touch with me a couple of months ago to let me know that her & Josh had got engaged and that they wanted us as their wedding photographers! I've probably said it a hundred times already but the people we get to make connections with because of our business, is absolutely everything & is the core of why I love what we do!
While shooting their engagement session we got to know how Christl and Josh interact as a couple, what makes them laugh and what they value in life. It turns out Christl and Josh were pushed together on the dance floor by a mutual family friend and Christl fell instantly for Josh's dance moves! 😍 Okay that's not exactly the words Christl used, but clearly 'the rest is history' and years later these two are sharing life and all it's adventures together!
Fur-baby Shelby featured heavily in the engagement session. The locations happen to be two of her favourite places for walks!
Because we had been up in Dunedin for the day doing a few personal errands too, we had Henry dog with us and before the engagement session started we let Henry out to meet Shelby - let's just say he was quite taken with her! 😆 He followed her everywhere. I can see why, she's a cutie! In fact Shelby pretty much tried to steal the show during the engagement session!
Like most guys, Josh wasn't thrilled at the thought of photos! But at the end of the shoot he said to me 'Nah it wasn't bad at all' so I'm taking that as a win! 😉 Actually Josh and Matt spent most of the session talking about motorbikes anyway!
The light at the beach was so pretty, I could have photographed there all evening!
Christl and Josh I want to thank you so much for spending your Saturday evening with us for your engagement session. We loved getting to know you better and I had such a great time photographing you both (and Shelby!).
I look forward to keeping in touch with you over the course of this wonderful adventure. xx