Perth Beach Engagement Session – R & T
Living in Perth, Western Australia, I get asked for a Perth Beach Engagement session quite frequently and I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. After all, we do have some of the best beaches around. Our coastline also just happens to be called the Sunset Coast for a very specific reason: because we have the best beach sunsets! Perfect when your preferred time of day to take photos is around sunset. So, I wasn’t surprised when R & T wanted to have their engagement photos on a beach, only thing different about their request was that they wanted to bring their fur baby. I really don’t mind what props you bring to your engagement session but if it’s a dog, I will just ask that you bring a dog-sitter (someone who can look after pooch when we are doing some couple-only photos). A dog-sitter can also be a great help to walk/run your dog beforehand so that poochy is a bit calmer(tired) when we need them for the photos.
Other than a dog-sitter, an engagement session that includes a dog will also require a bit more planning where locations are concerned. We need to make sure that the location is pet friendly and is not going to be too busy with other pets and distractions. Luckily there are a few little hidden gems around that’s not too busy if you time it correctly.
During our initial meeting when we caught up over a coffee to discuss their wedding and my photography packages in a bit more detail, I mentioned to Rebecca that the engagement session is the perfect time to trail your wedding day hair and makeup. At the time she was excited at this thought so I wasn’t too surprised when they showed up for their engagement session dressed beautifully (clearly in accordance to my ‘what to wear’ guide) and with perfect bridal hair and makeup. Ready to test the elements and see if the look will work for their wedding day too. (R just happen to have found a dress that she said is very similar to the look and feel of her wedding dress – perfect!)
R & T’s Perth Beach Engagement session ended up being another stunner of an afternoon. Yes, it can get a bit breezy in the late afternoon on a Perth beach, but living in Perth guarantees that you are a little oblivious to this minor detail. Like so many couples before them, R & T also told me at the beginning of their engagement session, that they are nervous and not good in front of the camera but as always, as soon as the session started and they realized it’s far less about the posing and way more about the interactive fun, the nerves disappeared. I’m a firm believer that a photo session should have a big section of natural, candid fun between the subjects and a much smaller section (if needed at all) of more posed photos. Anyone can ask you to look at the camera and smile for a photo, it’s much more of a skill to get people, who you don’t really know, to relax and be open and personal in front of you.
Here are some of the highlights from R & T’s Perth Beach engagement session.