Can we talk about engagements for a minute? I think we need to discuss how unbelievably romantic and wonderful and amazing they are please, because I can’t be the only who is completely obsessed with the tradition. Can you think of anything more pure and magical than your favourite person in the whole world telling you that they love you so much that they want to commit to spend the rest of their lives with you? I definitely can’t.
As soon as someone gets engaged everyone starts to ask them about the wedding…am hold on! Can we please go back and focus on this beautiful event that has just happened! Engagements need to be celebrated as their own unique event!
I have been doing a lot of engagement photography lately and the vibe from the couples is like no other, it’s electric. They get it, they understand how unique this moment is and they want to capture it forever. Its hard to eclipse the beauty that is the New Zealand scenery but a newly engaged couple in love does it every time.
I have been so lucky lately to be a part of a lot of surprise proposals. I absolutely love when a couple books a couples photography shoot and then suddenly someone drops to one knee during the shoot! My heart is in my mouth and my fingers are tingling because I know that it is about to happen! The rest of the world melts away, they forget I am even there, I see nothing but them and the purest most magical declaration of love there is. I’m glad my camera is in front of my face to hide the tears in my eyes as I see the initial surprise turn to pure joy. It’s raw and it’s real and in this modern world that we live in there are so few moments like that that I want to stay in it as long as I can. The rest of the shoot is different, it has a new vibe to it, they are free, they are walking on air and they transform before my lens. They are dancing on clouds and the camera catches it all. Having pictures as keep sakes of this moment is something that you will treasure forever.
As an engagement photographer in Queenstown New Zealand I am at a huge advantage. Massive outpourings of love require epic backgrounds that can match them and we have them in abundance here. Whether you want towering cascading waterfalls, lush green forests, turquoise glacial lakes or majestic age old mountains, we have it all. There is something so fitting about capturing a couples love while surrounded by mountains. They are strong, unbreakable and ever lasting and if that is what you want for your marriage then I highly recommend you consider getting engaged in New Zealand.
Another advantage to having an engagement shoot is that it is the perfect, informal practice for the wedding. It is fun and playful and you can see what its like to be in front of the camera before the big day. When your family and friends hear you got engaged and ask OMG TELL ME EVERYTHING WHERE WHEN WHAT SHOW ME THE RING AHHHH you can show them the photos instead and their questions will immediately be replaced with ooohs and ahhs. Looking at the photos allows them to feel a little bit like they were there and can better experience the joy with you.
The truth is that you won’t be able to explain it. I’m getting a bit emotional now just thinking about my own engagement! There are no words for that feeling in your chest when they ask you, the swell of love that warms your whole body and engulfs you. Only the two of you will ever know how it feels in that moment. The rest of the world will disappear and all you will see is them. You will be as surprised by the photos as your friends and family, the moment they ask you the whole world will fade away and every time you look at the picture you will remember that exact moment and that exact feeling. Believe me, its not something you will ever want to forget!
Are you ready for the adventure? If so then go ahead and contact me. I am so excited to be a tiny part of your amazing journey. Let me help to make it epic, we can drive to a stunning location, we can helicopter to a snow capped mountain peak, the possibilities are endless in Queenstown New Zealand. It can be daunting trying to decide on a location but no need to worry as I know all the secret spots! Lets make this a day you never forget!