Observatory Hill & Woolloomooloo Engagement Session: Trung & Thu

We’re so excited about this beautiful, fun, romantic, and diverse engagement shoot! I’ve been so excited to share these photos ever since we clicked the shutter on the day with our delightful clients Trung and Thu. Although this was definitely a pre-wedding shoot, it feels part pre-wedding, part wedding day, and part fabulous day-after session! Thu wanted to wear her wedding dress—and why not? She wasn’t fussed about keeping the dress in pristine condition before the big day, so why not have some more fun with it? The dress fit her perfectly and she looked sooo gorgeous in it!

Observatory Hill and Sydney Harbour Wedding Photography

Romantic pre-wedding photos at Observatory Hill, Sydney

When you hang out with these two, you can just feel the allure and charm that Trung sees in Thu. You can just tell that he is completely smitten with his bride-to-be. Thu has a bit of a mysterious air about her. She loves poetry, Shakespeare and all things Victorian.

Engagement session on beautiful Observatory Hill

And yet, Thu would not describe herself as particularly “romantic” or sentimental. She admits that she doesn’t particularly like getting all dolled up, and when we first met she confessed that she wasn’t a big fan of weddings in general! Thu is just not into all that fancy-schmancy stuff, but she decided to make an exception for this shoot and for her wedding day of course. Even if she’s not fond of getting gussied up, I must say, the look suits her quite well! Don’t you all think so?

I absolutely love the train on Thu’s dress! It has such a beautiful drape.

Elegant wedding photos overlooking Sydney Harbour

Trung and Thu are both hardworking teachers in very different fields. Trung teaches the kids skills in teamwork on the basketball court and footy field, and Thu teaches her young ones how to write, and expands their minds with great literary works. Their students are clearly lucky to have them both. And it was at school where they first met five years ago!

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Aren’t they so adorable together?  Thu, like many brides, insisted that she was not photogenic. Thu, I hope that these photos can show you how truly beautiful you really are.

Romantic engagement photos in SydneyRomantic portraits near the Sydney Harbour Bridge

I thought it was pretty cool that Thu was keen to sit in the grass in her dress ahead of the big day! I love this one:

Engagement session photography at Observatory Hill, Sydney

You can’t tell, but there were quite a few tourists and looky-loos out on Observatory Hill on this particular afternoon. By the time we finished shooting there, Trung and Thu had a small fan club, with several girls oohing and ahhing over Thu’s beautiful dress.

Romantic portraits at Observatory Hill

And I LOVE the light in this photo. What a gorgeous day it was!

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Trung and Thu really wanted lots of variety in their photos, so next we headed over to St Mary’s Cathedral beside Hyde Park for some shots with this beautiful sandstone church.

St Mary

Wedding portraits of bride and groom in SydneyElegant wedding pictures at St Mary

I love these! There’s that beautiful train again. So gorgeous!

Wedding photography at St Mary

For our last stop of the afternoon, we headed down to Woolloomooloo wharf, the site where Trung and Thu got engaged. Trung planned an adorably romantic proposal on the wharf, complete with a live musician and flowers strewn about the pier. When I asked Thu what raced through her mind when Trung proposed, she made me laugh when she sighed and said, “Oh gosh, I thought I’d better say yes because he’s gone all fancy!”

Engagement photography in East Sydney

I am loving these next few. I just love the combination of Thu’s cute orange dress and the sunglasses. Not everyone can pull off aviators, but I think they really suit these two. Looking stylish, Trung and Thu!

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Looking very handsome, Trung!  Of course, we had to take a panorama or two to properly capture the beautiful spot. Click to view it bigger!

Panorama photo at Woolloomooloo wharf, Sydney

Trung and Thu definitely took our advice when it came to changing up their outfits and bringing accessories and props. How cute are they in these hats and their leather jackets?

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This is the exact spot where Trung proposed, with live musician in tow. As you may know, this wharf is a long block of (very expensive) apartments, and eventually, one resident apparently shouted at Trung and Thu to take their band elsewhere! They both laughed remembering it.

Pre-wedding photography at Woolloomooloo wharf

With the sun gone, we headed inside the bar area of the Blue Hotel to wind down. Special thanks to the Blue Hotel for letting us shoot inside! The lighting in here is just gorgeous and I love the architecture of the place.

Night time pre-wedding photos at the Blue Hotel, Woolloomooloo wharf Night portraits at Woolloomooloo wharf, Sydney

Trung and Thu, we had an awesomely fun afternoon with you guys, and we can’t wait to take a ton more photos for you on your wedding day!  Thanks for being such great clients.

Friends and family of Trung and Thu, please leave this beautiful couple a congratulatory note in the comments below! If you leave your email address in the email field, we’ll notify you when the full gallery of images is ready to view online.

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cassy - These are stunning photos which have captures the joy and love have with each other. Great photography, and the couple look gorgous. xx

Gina Lewis - I started with… I love the bridge shot, but then I kept scrolling and then I thought well I love that one. And that one. And that one. :) Always wonderful work!

Daniel Cruz - Yet again, beautiful! The silhouette shot with the tree – amazing!

Emily & Nate - Absolutely amazing!

Tracy - You guys have done it again! The bride is absolutely stunning! The whole set is fantastic. And the engagement session – how cute are they both with their hats! Ah love your work as per usual.

Biju photography - Adorable couple, beautiful writeup and fab pictures. Absolutely loved the wedding dress.

Chris Fawkes - Such a great set. I really love the images with the Harbor Bridge in the background.

rich - this couple has so much style! absolutely love the last shot!

Trung Tran - OMG!! I love it!!! Thanks J n E

Trung - OMG! I love it!

Erik - Beautiful. All of it! Especially love the shots with the big trees. I wish I took those!

Bre Sessions - Great shots, love the ones in front of the church!

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