I photographed Emily and Mark’s engagement portraits at the magical Abbotsford convent in Collingwood, Melbourne. The convent is great for photos with its rich history and beautiful fresh, colourful gardens. The vibe is perfect for romance, and the atmosphere added some wonderful vintage charm to their shoot.
Sometimes the simplest touches are the most endearing, and I learnt this about the couple as they told me more about their story.
They had been together for six years when Mark proposed to Emily while they were walking their puppy Buxton along Melbourne’s Yarra River.
Emily said it was a beautifully warm night and an evening stroll was one of their favourite things to do as a family, which made the moment especially perfect.
All Mark’s planning had gone out the window as he looked intently at Emily and whipped the ring out of his pocket, professing his love and asking her if she would be his wife.
Emily didn’t get to answer right away as Buxton decided to chase another dog and chaos ensued…!
But after Buxton was secured and peace once again reigned throughout the park, Emily replied that she would love to marry him.
The photo shoot was really enjoyable and Emily and Mark were so relaxed. I am looking forward to being a part of their special day in December.