when you just click with someone

I've blogged previously about meeting amazing people at weddings, and Lisa was one of these, when I first saw her in her AMAZING apricot outfit at Sabrina's Avalon Castle wedding, (you can see a picture of her in the bouquet toss in the galleries), I KNEW I wanted to photograph her again and again and again.

And for once, the Universe loved me! I photographed Lisa on her own a few times, then I photographed her and Andrew as a couple, and as soon as I saw her and Andrew together, I KNEW they were soulmates, destined to spend their lives together. SO, it was no surprise when I was contacted to photograph their proposal and engagement.

Plus size couple dressed in dark blue embracing in park on cloudy day
Plus size couple in park on cloudy day playing hide and seek
man on one knee holding engagement ring to surprise plus size girl dressed in blue
plus size girl in blue dress surprised by boyfriend proposing on one knee
plus size couple hamming up proposal with engagement ring in park
plus size girl in blue dress being surprised with proposal and engagement ring by boyfriend.
man in blue  shirt placing engagement ring on finger of plus size girlfriend in blue dress after surprise proposal

And it all went to plan

Starting as an 'outside' version of our earlier studio couples session, I asked them to turn away from each other, cover their eyes, and turn around and pull silly faces when I counted them down. That was Andrew's cue to get the ring box out of his pocket (yes, he fumbled it because he was nervous) and get down on one knee.

Lisa's gasp of joy and surprise as she turned around could be heard all over the beautiful Wilson Botanical Gardens in Berwick, and as a keen amateur actor and singer, she decided to ham it up a little before shouting YES!!

Chris and I can't wait for their wedding next September at one of our favourite venues, Chateau Wyuna, in Mt Evelyn

PLus size couple dressed in blue embrace after proposal in rose garden
Man cuddling plus size fiance after accepting proposal
casually dressed man kisses plus size fiance dressed in blue on forehead
newly engaged plus size couple dressed in blue enjoying scenic view over lake
newly engaged plus size couple dressed in blue embracing in park cranbourne
Newly engaged plus size couple dressed in blue walking along path in cranbourne