My wonderful friends Ash & Tara had their first date down at Shelly Beach, many years ago whilst we were all still in high school. It was always a special place for them, so naturally I felt it was the perfect place for Shelly Beach Engagement session. This is not the first time they have featured on the blog, their beautiful Centennial Park Wedding was featured a couple of years ago. For me though the connections that I have with my clients (whether old friends or new) is so very important. All I really want in photos shared is to be a representation of you. You can be shy or outgoing, adventurous or home bodies.. but the connection and how you are together speaks volumes. We don’t have to just take photos in one place, we can incorporate the things that you enjoy doing together, or include a location that feels like home to you both. I really wanted to share this session because I look back at it and it makes me smile, it reminds me of the great things that come from photographing people in love. It does not matter that these photos are years old at this time of this post, the connection, the love and the feeling is just as fresh as it was back then.
Shelly Beach Engagement
I love Shelly Beach and it is such a lovely place to explore right on the edge of Manly. There are a plethora of walking tracks throughout North Head and the walk from the Manly Corso over to Shelly Beach and back is wonderful.
Engagement sessions are a lot of fun, a great way to get used to being in front of the camera and it is hard to beat spending an afternoon outdoors. We simply choose a spot, either with a hidden meaning for you or one that suits the look/style you are after and wander around chatting and shooting, a fantastic way to spend an afternoon and get some beautiful photos.