Romance Is Not Dead

We absolutely love working on styled shoots and this one we hold close to our heart because we were able to plan and visualise the concept ourselves and bring it to life thanks to the beyond amazing team we had the honour to work with. We pictured something that exuded a soft, romantic, French-inspired and vintage feel.

The main inspiration for this shoot came from our love for each other as husband and wife. We love to capture expressions of love and romance as much as we can for we feel it’s something that’s truly missing from today’s world. Because of that, we wanted to create something that reflects the importance of the small gestures and details that make us feel safe and loved amongst today’s craziness.

At the heart of this shoot, we wanted to tell a story from our side of the lens. We wanted to capture the special little moments that happen in the lead up the big wedding day which is what inspired our “Breakfast In Bed” shoot and the “Outdoor Romance” scene showing the couple’s warm embrace and intimate connection.

The scene begins with the glowing and blushing bride waking up to a thoughtful breakfast from her lover, accompanied by a love letter asking for her to meet him outside in the garden. She meets him just at the right moment – just as he has his guitar out and is ready to serenade her.

 

The couple then embrace their love over a romantic outdoor high tea set up. The colour palette made up of blushing pinks, pure whites and rich greenery was to stay true to our exquisitely wistful theme.

An important part of this shoot, as always, was working as a team and it was so heartwarming for us to see everyone bond with one another and take the initiative to help us set up each scene as it was one big ongoing cycle – as one scene was shooting, team members would immediately start preparing the next and it continued and flowed so well and seamlessly.

Our elegant shoot united a community of creative vendors at the crack of dawn so that we could beautifully capture the couple intimately locking eyes as the sun was literally rising. 

In pure harmony, our vision to create something that showcased sheer beauty and elegance was perfectly paired with our location, Mont Du Soleil. Located in the heart of the Victorian Ranges, it is heavily inspired by the grounds of Italy and France, thus radiating an effortlessly Victorian feel and ageless ambience. We loved that it reminded us of Europe as that’s the kind of style and atmosphere we envisioned.  

The wide-open space giving way to breathtaking views, the light coral walls beautifully contrasted with baby blue windows, the antique gold detailed panels throughout the graceful OId-Aged rooms and washed out décor, really gave in to our overall vision of dreamy and melancholy romanticism.

We honestly couldn’t have done this without our truly talented team who worked exceptionally well individually as well as together!

Boho meets Lavender Styled Shoot in Daylesford

We felt so grateful to have recently been asked to take part in a styled bridal shoot that saw us in the company of a powerhouse and passionate team of bridal experts from Melbourne’s beloved wedding precinct: Sydney Road.

For those who don’t know, styled shoots, also known as inspiration shoots, are a big hit in the online bridal publication sphere. The shoots see a collective group of vendors coming together to produce beautifully styled mock weddings.

Essentially, the idea behind it is to showcase the talents and skills of the vendors involved and to give them an outlet to challenge their creativity and to share it with the world and inspire future couples along the way! As soon as we were told of this, we knew we had to be a part of it.

We could’ve never imagined the end result would turn out as magical as it did, but that’s what makes our job so humbling – to put everything we have into bringing someone’s vision to life and to look back on the long hours we’ve put in to see the works of art we’ve created and captured.

The shoot saw us taking to the lovely lavender field at Sault in Daylesford and despite it being a lengthy day out in the heat, we loved every single moment of it all thanks to the sensational and supportive team we worked alongside.

We tried to keep the posed photographs to a minimum, aiming for a more natural look where our models realistically portrayed their love. Throughout the day, there was a lot of fun and humour shared which contributed to making the couple relaxed and comfortable behind the camera.

For us, a highlight of the day was having children on set and capturing images of them because they provoked a lot of laughter and joy. Another favourite of ours was eating all of the cakes – we can say that they tasted just as delicious as they looked!

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We truthfully believe it’s so important to genuinely enjoy the work you do and despite how hard and exhausting it gets, you have to stay committed because the finished result and impact of your work will be nothing short of rewarding.

We can look back on this day and confidently say that something so beautiful and breathtaking came out of working as a team and surrounding ourselves with individuals who understand the very definition of putting your heart and soul into your work.