In early March, Anika contacted me asking if I would be available to photograph her engagement party. She wanted my appearance at the engagement party to be a surprise and the photographs to be a gift to her fiance Mitch.
From my perspective, I have photographed a couple of engagement parties before for my clients and after photographing weddings regularly I relished the chance to rethink my approach to photographing a reception. My goal as a photographer for engagement party is to photograph it as I would want to remember it if it were my own party. Candid moments between my friends, portraits of the thoughtful details and beautiful and natural group portraits.
For the most part I held back and photographed the engagement party as it evolved but also stepped in for group portraits and even some portraits along the foreshore in front of Matilda Bay of the newly engaged couple.
Congratulations Anika and Mitch!