Before I moved to Milan, Fremantle was one of my absolute favourite locations to take photos. It doesn’t matter if it’s for a wedding, for a family or for a couple, I never turn down the chance to shoot in Freo when I’m back in Perth. Photographing Mel & Alex’s engagement session was the perfect chance to get back into some Fremantle Engagement Photography with some truly beautiful people.
One of the biggest reasons I love taking photos in Fremantle is the variation and character that you can find in such a small area. We started taking photos in front of some characteristic old buildings on High Street, knowing that a few moments from us the Indian Ocean was waiting. You can find wild plants, hidden alleyways, white sand beaches, and elegant buildings all within a few hundred metres of each other. This means you can take the session slowly, all the while being sure to capture all kinds of different locations.
One of my favourite things about Engagement Photography is the chance for the couple to focus solely on each other. It’s a chance for them to reflect on the excitement of the upcoming wedding, the story of how they got engaged, and the heady emotion of what they’re hoping for in the future… With Alex & Mel, this led to a beautiful mix of reflective, intimate moments and hearty laughter. Having met in high school, these two basically grew up together. It’s easy to see that they share a deep understanding of each other and are totally comfortable in who they are as individuals, as well as a couple. There was no pretense or acting, just the two of them being their authentic selves. It was truly a pleasure to photograph their engagement portraits for them.
You can find my favourites from our session below! If you’d like to book in a portrait session – wherever in the world – just drop me a line via my contact form! I’d love to capture some memories for you & yours.
PS. For my Perth / Fremantle / Western Australian friends, I’m back in town! I’m here until January 15, 2020, and I still have a few portrait spots open. Otherwise, I’ll see you in March 2020!