One of the many many joys of my job is that I get to hang out with beautiful families, cuddle babies and share in so many special moments with you all as I capture your precious memories. And every now and then I'm asked to be involved in one of life's most magical moments - a proposal!
William was absolutely amazing at organising this special weekend for him and Abbey - the weather was fabulous and we captured some stunning images of the happy couple strolling along the beach and having fun together. Then after a secret "nod" between William and myself - the big moment! William dropped down to his knee and proposed to his beautiful Abbey - who was completely surprised, thrilled and ecstatic! She said yes!
I had goose bumps and tears in my eyes as I was capturing such a special moment, the excitement on the beach that day was just pure magic. These two are such a special couple and it was so lovely to be able to capture all of these memories for them and their family, of such a beautiful and pure moment in time.
Congratulations again William and Abbey - wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness!
Who doesn't love a beautiful love story? I know I do! I quite often stop and think to myself "I have the best job in the world!" - but sometimes, it just gets even better.
I was contacted by Sarah a few months ago and we booked in her family shoot on the beach. I knew the shoot would include extended family who would be visiting from Brazil, which was quite exciting in itself, with the challenge of working around the language barrier!
A few weeks later I heard from Sarah letting me know that her sister-in-law's boyfriend Leo was going to propose during the shoot! I knew right then and there that this was going to be awesome. We organized some extra time for the end of the shoot to capture this beautiful moment in their lives. Instructions and discussions had to be translated!
We started by capturing some images of the Martelli family together, and can I just say, what a gorgeous bunch of photogenic people!
So after capturing so many beautiful moments of the family, it was time for the surprise proposal! I'm not sure who was more excited and nervous, Leo, the family, or me!
Leo took his beloved Leticia by the hand and led her along the beach, walking and talking and looking so in love... they stopped and shared a spontaneous kiss as Leo reached into his pocket...
Of course, she said YES! A crowd had gathered behind us and they all clapped and cheered!
The happy couple!
Thank you so much Martelli family for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderful family occasion!
Behind the scenes from this photoshoot - I spend a lot of time running back and forth, finding the right angles and the best light... and yes I do beach photshoots in bare feet! Its a great workout for everyone, and lots of fun too! :)
Capturing that all-important shot of the ring...
A very big thank you to Sarah for capturing these behind-the-scenes photos for me!
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.