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tjo + miyuki: engagement

I met Tjo at work  a few years ago now, back when I spent my days behind a computer…oh wait, I still do that =p Well I meant back when an Excel spreadsheet would’ve been on my screen instead of Photoshop. Photography was just a hobby then and I had never done a portrait session. Tjo asked me to take photos of him and his girlfriend (wife now but that’s for the next post) and so they became the subjects of my very first portrait session. After that shoot, I discovered new joy of photography and knew I definitely wanted to do more of that – capturing people and their loved ones. It was the kind of photography that really made me happy.

I’d like to think that it was after that shoot that we became good friends. That and the fact that we didn’t work together anymore hahaha =p. Needless to say I was so delighted when they asked me to do some wedding portraits for them in Japan (How many times did I just use the word “that”??? I repeat: I’m not a writer!!)

Their e-session was a really casual one and since these two met in the Gong, we decided we’d drive out there. Guess what I spotted? Long grass…of course. “What is it with you and weeds” I heard. BTW The lovely Miyuki is Japanese so you won’t be seeing any kissing shots around here =)

You’ll never ever ever ever guess where this was taken. Looks like Tasmania or something doesn’t it?? Go on, take 3 guesses right now.

I bet you got it wrong. It was at the University of Wollongong!

Water sure looks cool doesn’t it? Overcast day as well but let me tell you, it was INSANELY hot. 40 degrees I believe (this shoot was late last year, I just didnt get around to blogging it earlier).

My fav shot.

I’m certain I’ve improved since that very first portrait session but being a punk that Tjo is, he always says “that was nearly as good as the first time”. Punk! =p

Da Punk - Great job Natt.

Thanks for having the courage to pursue your dream and being able to capture our lives so beautifully.

Most of all, thanks for being such a good friend.

And yeah, I don’t think we’ll ever be able to re-capture the magic of that first shoot =)

Jonathan Dear - Great to see you totally rocking out in one of my locals :) always gorgeous N, Ill keep sending you ref’s for sure :)

カナ - very beautiful!
they look happy
一番好きな写真家
sorry i can not say in English

angela + edwin: engagement

I wonder if Ed and Angela were thinking “what the?” when we started the engagement shoot. They chose a beach location and instead of sand and water, I was fascinated by a stack of milk crates. I love Ed and Angela’s coordinated outfits, which suited the location very well, and when my eyes saw the blue milk crates, my brain made an instant connection with the blue pattern on Angela’s dress. Don’t worry, I still got them in the water by the end of the shoot =) Oh and kudos to Ed for bringing the hat as a prop, I think it added a nice touch. Hang on…was it Angela’s idea? I don’t remember!

These two are so cute together. They seriously adore each other and that just makes my job so much easier.

Ed is very playful =)

This shoot is exactly my style of photography – simple, clean and fresh with an adorable couple =)

The sky was really pretty that evening.

Really really pretty…

Lastly, one of my many favs from this session.

Naomi Dear - Love it love it love it! SO much variety and you’ve really captured their love. Beautiful!

Cathy Crawley - So so beautiful Natt! I love all the joy and excitement you have captured, the beach shots are my fave ;)

Vesna - Loved the milk crates, great eye! You beach sessions are always so crisp and beautiful…