Caitlin and Allan are busy planning their wedding, and recently we did an photo shoot together to celebrate and commemorate their engagement.
It was actually on the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff, while enjoying a mini-break to celebrate their second anniversary, that Allan got down on bended knee and asked Caitlin that all important question!
Caitlin with her beautiful almond-shaped blue eyes felt surprised and overwhelmed by the romance of the moment and the charmingly traditional way Allan proposed.
She loved that he had chosen the ring by himself and adored his sense of chivalry. I could see how in love the two of them are, and completely happy in their mutual admiration for each other. What I think is wonderful about these two is the fact that two seemingly quite different people can share the same soul, heart and morals, and complement each other perfectly.
Caitlin and Allan had met years earlier at a friends house-warming but didn’t actually bond until later when they met in a Melbourne bar playing pool.
Coincidentally both their phones had run out of battery so the swapped numbers the old fashioned way and exchanged scraps of paper instead.
First dates are the sometimes make or break and Caitlin’s interest was guaranteed when they both realised they were into metal rock bands. Caitlin told me that Allan had asked what her favourite band was. She replied Nine Inch Nails and his favourite was Tool, so it was Love at first mosh!
It was their passion for music and the ability to make each other laugh that brought the two together. Caitlin said she admires Allan’s logical and levelheaded nature and immense patience.
For Allan it is Caitlin’s bright blues eyes, her choice in music, the fact she is multi-talented and can play at least two musical instruments, and her ability to make him laugh.
We photographed Allan and Caitlin in some fantastic locations around Kensington in Melbourne’s inner west, an area that retains some interesting historical industrial architechture. It made a great backdrop to photographs of a happy couple!