Spring has sprung in Sydney, and that means it’s the beginning of a beautiful stretch of extended afternoons, late summer sunsets and breezy beachy days— which make us even more excited to get out there and do some photography! We met up with the wonderful couple Jen and Ben at Balmoral Beach recently and it turned out to be a perfect afternoon for their engagement photos. Their wedding next month is going to be amazingly beautiful— we can’t wait! But for now, we’re excited to show you these pre-wedding photos!
Jen and Ben go together like two rhyming words! They suit each other so well. Ben makes Jen giggle, Jen makes Ben smile. You can tell how much they enjoy each other’s company.
Sometimes people just seem so suited to the work they do, and Jen and Ben are two of those kind of people. The best word I can think of to describe Jen is kind. She is just kind through and through. You can see it in her smile before she even says a word. She makes her living helping people find work, and it is clear how much she is passionate about what she does.
Ben also is one of those lucky people who has found a career perfectly suited to him. He owns his own company and travels around the world building it up and helping it grow. You can really tell how dedicated he is to his work and to his company. It’s really inspiring to meet people like Jen and Ben, who are really doing what they’re meant to do!
Ben is also a chef by trade, which makes Jen one lucky bride-to-be! Ben has donned his chef hat at 5-star restaurants in countries around the globe and even over international waters aboard cruise ships. One of Jen’s favourite things about being with Ben is having dinner (and sometimes breakfast and lunch) cooked for her all the time. What a lucky lady!
In Balmoral Beach’s little park, we found this really cool tree for some fun shots:
When Ben proposed to Jen, it of course had to involve some serious wining and dining in one of the world’s great culinary hubs. While they were in New York City, Ben instructed Jen to meet him for dinner, where he whisked her up to the Top of the Rock for a very romantic sunset proposal overlooking Central Park. And check out that bling! Nice job, Ben. :)
Ben began his culinary career as an apprentice chef at the prestigious Watermark Restaurant in Balmoral Beach, now known as Public Dining Room, so Ben has had the fortune of experiencing this spectacular view for many years. It was certainly lovely on this afternoon!
The Public Dining Room has also turned out to be one of Jen & Ben’s favourite places for a romantic night out, so the surrounding area made a perfect backdrop for some romantic moments in front of the lens.
The dramatic sky and peaceful bay made for some lovely panoramas! Click on the panoramas to view them larger!
These are some of our favourites in the last golden light of the day. Not many things more relaxing than a sunset spring-time stroll on the pier.
Jen and Ben, a very big congratulations to you lovebirds! We are SO excited for your wedding. And readers, if you think this location is beautiful, just wait till you see their wedding venue! You’ll just have to wait for the stunning scenery… but for now, tell us which pre-wedding image is your favourite!