Living half way around the world from where we grew up, it’s funny when we’re reminded what a small world we actually live in. Adrienne and Danny are another fabulous American couple that we’ve had the pleasure of meeting this year. They are currently on a working sojourn here in Australia, and we were amazed to find out that they have family in Palm Springs, the tiny corner of the world where I grew up. These two are planning to have a big wedding celebration with friends and family in Palm Springs later this year, after first having a little celebration of their own here… but more on that in a few months! ;) For their engagement session, we started at Rushcutters Bay Park, right where these two are (currently) calling home. Don’t they make a cute couple?
Adrienne and Danny make good use of the beautiful areas around their home, frequently jogging and exercising in the park, visiting the outdoor public pools to swim laps, and of course, running the occasional half-marathon or Iron Man around the city! Geez guys, thanks for making us feel even more slovenly! Hah, just kidding… you two are looking great!
Adrienne and Danny told us they love the giant fig trees around Sydney, and as a fellow native of the American southwest, where the largest trees resemble phone poles, I completely get it. This is also a little hint about where they will be tying the knot later this year… can you guess where it will be? :)
The winter light was so beautiful this afternoon, and was certainly welcome after the wettest June in six years.
I loved Adrienne and Danny’s choice of stylish-casual outfits. Love the boots, Adrienne! Looking good, you two!
There were so many sailboats packed into Rushcutters Bay. What a nice scene to wake up to every morning!
Our next stop was one of Sydney’s most stylish suburbs, the perfect place for a Sunday morning brunch and a great cup of joe: Paddington!
There is a cool spot in Paddington with some great cafes and lovely buildings where five streets intersect, aptly named “five ways”. This is a favourite spot for Adrienne and Danny to hang out and catch up with their lovely friends Laura and Ben, whom we also had the pleasure of photographing recently!
Paddington has some amazing terrace houses. It’s easy to get jealous just walking around in this neighborhood! We took a stroll down some of the pretty streets.
Love these next few. Such a nice little neighborhood…
The tiny laneways in Paddington are also fun to explore!
And of course, a photoshoot for an American couple is not complete without the requisite iconic Sydney shots! I love the shiny red shoes that Adrienne switched into. Hot!
Adrienne and Danny were super patient as we navigated around the usual Opera House crowds to wait for the perfect moment for the shots. I don’t know if it’s my imagination, but the Opera House seems to have had an extraordinary number of visitors even in the winter this year. Well, we don’t blame them…
The Opera House was beautifully aglow with the winter sunset light. Love!
You guys are too cute together! Love these!
Adrienne and Danny had spoken about how they loved our sunset photos (thanks, guys!) so of course we were delighted that nature cooperated with us this evening and gave them a stunning show!
Ahhh… we’ve yet to meet any Sydney visitor or local who has tired of this view. Click to view this panorama larger!
This is another one of my favourites. Gorgeous!
And a last panorama at twilight, overlooking Opera Bar. Click to view it larger!
Adrienne and Danny, thanks so much for a fun afternoon! We are SO excited for your wedding celebrations later this year and can’t wait to capture what will surely be a very unique and special day… everyone else, watch this space! :)
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