Both hailing from Newcastle, Allison and Jordan had come to Melbourne to celebrate Easter with family. Whilst they were down south, we took the opportunity to have an engagement photography session. Time was limited – due to various commitments, we had a grand total of one afternoon to choose from. We would risk the weather and the light and hope everything fell in place.
We decided to incorporate the photo session with a walk around Melbourne City, taking the opportunity to photograph Ally and Jordan with some of Melbourne’s iconic settings and scenery.
Melbourne being Melbourne we expected all sorts of weather. Luckily the rain held off, and Melbourne was her charming self, however part of that charm is her typically belligerent weather changes.
Shooting Ally and Jordan, we had cantankerous grey skies and gorgeous rays of sunshine bursting through blue sky. The afternoon passed and the sun was waning – I got worried that we would get no sunset, just an overcast sky with the sun sinking ingloriously below the horizon.
Fearing the worst, hoping for for something far better, and armed with a backup plan we raced through the city aiming for a sunset. Melbourne, a romantic at heart it seems, came through with some stunning golden light that gave way to a stunning sunset. We couldn’t have written a better script for Ally and Jordan.
Thanks, and congratulations Ally and Jordan! I’m glad we managed to get in a great shoot! Good luck with the rest of the planning, and see you next year in Newcastle!
This article was written by Ash