Claire & Shaun {Engaged}

Living, loving and taking life by the horns. Claire and Shaun are on a lifelong adventure, an ever lasting rollar coaster ride. People look at them and say to themselves (well I can only assume)…
‘Wow… So that’s what it is like to live with all your might and love with all your heart!’

I’ve known Shaun a long long time. Back before we turned double digits, we used to beat each other up on the Judo mat. Well, Shaun used to kick my butt more like it. I’ve been lucky enough to know Claire a little bit through their relationship as well.
They’ve been off adventuring the world the last couple of years. A year in Korea. Some time on a turtle programme in the Maldives… and get this…. ready to drop your jaw?… Shaun, a man of epic proportions… proposed to Claire at The Great Wall of China. … Ya… I know… Epic eh!
Shaun didn’t know he was going to propose. He strolled the streets of China one day, saw a ring and that was that. The next trick was to retrieve the ring from the jeweler the following day while Claire was around. Good thing he likes fruit, so that was his diversion. But where on earth was your fruit when you returned Shaun?… :)

That’s not even touching on their adventures. And it’s not about to stop there. They came home a couple of months ago and thought “Right!… Let’s get married before our next adventure!” (at the time, it was back to the Maldives to run the Turtle programme).  With 3 months to plan the wedding, its been all go go go for Shaun and Claire.

What was to come next… hmmmm…. how about a job offer in Melbourne and 1 week to pack and move? Yip, Shaun casually applied for a job, got it and so their next adventure begins. I caught them for their engagement shoot the night before they left. The weather pulled out all the stops and Claire and Shaun didn’t even neeed to try and bring the love. It’s there allll afternoon long! Which made my job all too easy!

 

Enageged North Canterbury, New Zealand

The smiles started… and they just did not stop. There is a lot to smile about in their lives!

Enageged North Canterbury, New Zealand

Claire is beautiful and sweet and styley. 3 warddrobe changes…. I wanted every single outfit!

Enageged North Canterbury, New Zealand

They both just ooze style!

Engaged Couple North Canterbury, New Zealand

Engaged Couple North Canterbury, New Zealand

We had some cool locations to play with. We started at The Brick Mill Cafe in Waikuku.

Engaged Couple North Canterbury, New Zealand

Seriously… I get goose bumps when I see love like this. It makes me want to jump up and down!

Engaged Couple North Canterbury, New Zealand

Engaged Couple North Canterbury, New Zealand

I think this will be about the only time you’ll catch Shaun sitting down. If he’s not playing touch, he’s rock climbing, surfing, running… anything physical. You name it he’s does it, or at least has tried it! Claire’s not too far behind him either.

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

You are such a natural Claire.

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

What do you get when you have epic light and an amazing couple in love?…

A photographer …who feels like she’s eaten the wholeeeeee candy store. (Only the biggest HIGH ever!)

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

And they just keep bringing the coooool.

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

…I couldn’t resist!

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

I CANNOT wait to see you as a bride Claire!

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

Seriously… can it get much better????

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

Apparently so…

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

The afternoon lead us to Leithfield Beach.

Engagement Leithfield Beach

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

An exciting afternoon, full of colour, life, energy and love. All very good ways to describe these two.

Engagement, Leithfield, New Zealand

I am absolutely over the moon that you guys chose me to shoot you January Wedding. You are so amazing for each other and it’s a pleasure to capture what you have together.
Best wishes with settling into Melbourne.

See you reaaaaal soon :)