So! This is how the story goes! A quick run down… Emma wins a shoot & amazing package of goodies
from Sacrifice Love Beauty! A few days after winning her partner Alex calls up and explains he has
been waiting for the perfect opportunity to propose and asked if he could do it during the shoot! Of
course we were stoked! Bring it on! Bex from SLB kept in touch with him and we went about finding
the perfect location. That week the weather forecast revealed an issue…. rain! How unusual in
Auckland eh? Ceara from SLB phoned up Alberton House to see if we could use their location and
they were so very obliging! We will be forever grateful for that.
escorted to Alberton House by her lovely man Alex, and the shoot begun…. We were all
wondering… Does she have any idea what is about to happen? We all had to really watch our
mouths all morning and not let anything slip! It was quite nerve wracking…. She looked amazing…
So we place them on the Chaise Lounge that the lovely people at Alberton had put on the verandah
for us and we all stepped back… This was Alex’s cue to do his thing… Emma was so confused. I had
stopped directing and there was this long awkward silence while Alex gathered his thoughts. Then
he stood and Emma got even more confused and it all played out before us….
|At first she thought he was joking around…. maybe this is part of the shoot?|
|Oh hang on? there IS a ring there?….|
Is this for real…..
Indeed it is….
After the proposal the SLB Team, Myself & Assistant Elizabeth J Photography, and videographer
Vanessa from IndigoMoon Productions all “took a walk” around the corner to give them some time to
themselves! We were all looking with glee on the backs of our cameras to see what we had just
witnessed…. tears were wiped away and goosebumps subsided and we carried on with the shoot….
It was time to get out of the cold and into the studio. That week I called up Bret Lucas in a panic… I
was worried about the weather and asked him please could be descend on him again and use his
studio for an hour. We needed to get some safe shots in case the heavens opened… as it turns out the
rain stayed away… But I am glad we did the studio shots now… I love them…. Thank you Fstop
Studios… Bret you are so choice!
Bonnie & Clyde inspired…. Enjoy….
After the studio we all went off in our crazy convoy of cars and met up at Sky City Grand Hotel!
Wowee… what a magnificent place!….
Here I had much fun playing with some off camera flash to create these vintage movie inspired
Thank you Emma & Alex, and congratulations. I feel so very very privileged to have witnessed such
a special moment between you both and I wish you a lifetime of happiness!!