Sarah & Matt engagement – Green Point, Brighton

Can we bring our dog Obie? It wouldn’t feel complete without Obie in some of the photos. Of course you can. This is about you guys, getting to know you both before your big day in a few weeks time.

Sarah had called me an hour before our session to ask if she could bring Obie, their German short ahired pointer fur baby. Whilst I had never photographed an engagement session with a dog, there is a first for everything, hey!

We were blessed with some stunning light on a balmy summer’s evening in Melbourne. Matt & Sarah grew up around Bayside and are getting married just down the road at Sandringham Yacht Club, so Green Point and the Brighton Beach Boxes is a special spot for them. It was a no brainer.

It was an absolute pleasure to properly meet and get to know Sarah & Matt before their big day in January, 2016. It’s going to be an incredible day at the stunning Sandringham Yacht Club.

People always wonder if engagement / pre-wedding session is important.

On your big day, I’m probably going to spend as much time with you (if not more) as you will get to spend with your husband. If we don’t get along, know each other well or even know how I work the whole process will be harder than it needs to be.

Not to mention the quality of the photos. At the end of the day, the more relaxed, comfortable and natural you feel on your special day, the better your images will be. It’s that simple.

They’ll be more candid; more natural; more relaxed; more you and include more of the small things you love! Not to mention that special moment you spent with grandpa, the relationship you told me about during the time we spent getting to know each other beforehand.

I’ve never had a couple regret an engagement shoot, even the ones who hate being in front of the camera. They always say we felt so much more comfortable on their wedding day.