Aeroplanes, vintage clothes a food fight make for a pretty incredible engagement session. Kristen & Steve put a lot of thought and effort into their ideas for the shoot, and Kristen even went the full whack and wore a genuine vintage dress from the 1970’s that had belonged to her Mother.
“Kristen emailed me one day with the idea of a food fight and nonchalantly asked, “Do you think we could do that?” — Needless to say… I said hell to the yeah!” explained photographer Julian. “So after acquiring her Mothers original engagement party dress (Yup! The dress is 30 years old) – We decided to go vintage, vintage, vintage and finish with the food fight.”
“We hadn’t quite figured out WHERE we were going to shoot and when the day finally rolled around, we still didn’t have a “definite spot”. So while driving around the Coast, with me pointing out a few spots I’d scouted for them, I suddenly had an epiphany and asked, “Have you guys ever been to the Air Museum in Caloundra?” — We dropped everything, raced over to the Museum and started shooting. We shot practically all day long, then found a nice patch of grass to set-up a cute, quaint little picnic… with a twist.”
Kristen planned and organised the whole aestetic of the shoot and organised all the props. She baked her own cakes and everything.
Huge thanks to photographer Julian and Kristen & Steve for sharing this gorgeous shoot
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