When you get a beautiful sunset engagement I obviously have no control over it – but when it does happen I’m left in awe every time. My friend Alexa calls this a “The world is amazing” moment. And during this session I had plenty of those. I am so crazy excited to share this beautiful engagement session with you guys today as I had so much fun working with this beautiful pair. They gave me complete and utter creative control and as many of you who are fellow photographers will know – this is when you can create your best work. We shot this pre wedding session in Taupo in the central north island of New Zealand. Atop of a hill in some local farm land there was fantastic views across the lake and beyond and when that sun went down – I swear I was cartwheeling.
Yes this started out as a seemingly perfect sunset engagement shoot, and it was by many accounts however you’ll notice towards the end of the shoot there’s a pretty rad looking van featured. These guys arrived in this van and told me it had recently been purchased for a two month road trip around New Zealand (living the dream right?!), keeping in mind we were shooting at the top of a hill I thought it did pretty well to get up there in the first place. However hilarity ensued when we realised it just wasn’t going to start on it’s own, so there’s some pretty funny shots of these two push starting it to head home at the end of the session.