Today we have a really fun engagement session to share! Melissa and Kyle are a beautiful couple who found each other despite being born on opposite sides of the globe. Kyle fell in love with his Canadian bride-to-be when she was visiting Australia and convinced her to move across the ocean. These two lovebirds drove all the way from Canberra and back in a day just for this session with us! So, of course we had to visit some of the iconic areas of Sydney, but they also wanted something a bit unique and different. We had fun planning this session with them from afar, especially because of a very unique idea they had for the end of the shoot. First though, we ventured into the laneways of Sydney for some creative shots!
Melissa did a great job coordinating their outfits—I loved her maxi dress, and her bright magenta necklace was just perfect!
Looking good, you two!
We love this laneway art installation, “Forgotten Songs”. When they put it up a few years ago, I thought it was temporary. I’m so glad they kept it!
Sydney laneways may not be anywhere near as vibrant and bustling as Melbourne’s, but we think they still have their own unique charm. This one is home to one of our favourite small bars, Palmer & Co.
We thought this shopfront with its vintage ice cream sign was just too cool!
Love this one… awww.
Aww, don’t they make such a lovely couple?
We decided to try a new perspective of the harbour bridge for something fun and different.
We found some beautiful light on Argyle Street!
This is definitely one of our new favourite Sydney Opera House panoramas. Click to view it larger!
Too cute, you two!
A sun-kissed Opera House is always beautiful.
For another new and different view, we climbed the stairs to the Tarpeian Lawn to look out over the harbour.
Kyle gave Melissa this gorgeous ring after proposing to her in Narrabeen. Wow! So stunning!
And here is the unique idea that Melissa came up with for their session—throwing around some Holi powder! As you can see, this cornstarch powder is extremely bright and used in India to celebrate Holi, the spring festival. Jeff and I have not yet had the pleasure of travelling to India, but the powder-throwing-frenzy sounds like an incredible experience!
I think we had as much fun watching Melissa and Kyle as they did throwing it!
It wasn’t long before throwing the powder up in the air morphed into throwing it at each other! Gotta love the look on Kyle’s face here that says, “this is war!”
Who says engagement sessions have to be 100% lovey-dovey? You can have a powder fight if you like! :)
Only a few tosses and they were completely covered… but they weren’t done yet. Love the colour in these!
Melissa got this one straight in the face! I think Kyle had a bit of a height advantage! Haha, at least she had a good laugh about it.
Haha, we love it! Melissa and Kyle, it was so much fun getting to know you over this fantastic afternoon! Thank you so much for making the long trek to Sydney just for some photo fun. We wish you all the best for your Canadian wedding next year and many wonderful, happy years together! Friends and family of Melissa and Kyle, leave a note for this happy couple below. We’d also love to know what you think of the photos!