Last month I spent a glorious afternoon with Amanda and Jared and their dog Sandy for their engagement session on the Swan River. They are getting married this month at Cullens Winery in Margaret River and I can’t wait to spend more time with them and their families.
A few years ago, Jared had left his home town in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand for the dry streets of Kalgoorlie. A big leap if ever there was one to go from the lush mountains of New Zealand to the red dirt of Western Australia however little did he know that a 5th year medical student was also living in Kalgoorlie at the time who would further change the trajectory of his life.
While Amanda and her best friend were playing pool one night at the pub, she noticed Jared briefly and then couldn’t help but talk to him when he staked his claim for the next game of pool. He waited patiently for these two city girls to play what I hear was a terrible game of pool before offering to teach them some pointers. They stayed and Jared and Amanda spent much of their free time together from that point on.