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I occasionally get asked “what’s an engagement session, and do we really need one?”  Essentially an engagement portrait session is a couple’s portrait, but there’s so many great reasons why I included them in all of my wedding collections.

Firstly, it’s THE best way for me to get to know my wedding couples in the most relaxed way. In an hour I can learn about how you met, who’s more snuggly, who’s more shy, what your favourite food is and soooo much more. We chat, walk, chat some more and most importantly have a few laughs along the way.

It’s super fun, and that’s a promise! Even clients who say they really don’t like having their photograph taken always walk away with a smile on their face & feeling 100 times more comfortable in front of the lens, and this makes me happy. As someone who prefers to be behind the camera & not in front I know how awkward it can feel, so my aim is to make portrait sessions the opposite of uncomfortable.

It’s all about you. There’s no time constraints, no bridal party, no itinerary – just the two of you (and me + a camera…but you know what I mean). It’s about reminding yourself why you are with your fiancé & why you are planning a wonderful life together. For me to be able to capture the excitement of the lead up to the wedding day is kinda why I love what I do.

There’s loads more reasons why I love engagement sessions, but for now I’ll leave you with a few images of gorgeous couples and their portraits.

Nicola x



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It’s almost 1 year since Patrice & Kris were married at the All Hallows’ chapel. A place I am very familiar with, and rather fond of. Although Patti & I would have been at school around the same time, we didn’t cross paths until I was photographing her dear friends Danielle & Jamie’s Noosa wedding.  We chatted & clicked straight away, so I guess it was meant to be.

The recent warm weather is reminiscent of Patti & Kris’ sweltering hot March wedding, one of the hottest on record for years! You would never know it but Kris & his groomsmen were crazy hot but they wore their dashing suits with pride & not one mention of how incredibly hot they were.

Patrice & Kris had planned a classic & traditional wedding day – think lace, vintage cars, the stunning All Hallows’ chapel & Tattersalls for the reception we decided to mix things up a little and had some fun in the school parking lot with some office chairs & a few sneaky champagnes.

A special mention must go to my wonderful second photographer Rachel, who kept me smiling & hydrated as well as produced some excellent images!



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