It’s a sunny day when I leave Belgrave. It’s pouring cats and dogs by the time I reach the city.

It’s exciting and a bit terrifying at the same time to be in front of such a weather. I already picture the most amazing photos of the Bride and the Groom kissing under the rain. But then again, maybe it’s a little bit too much rain for them to be happy to follow me under the storm….

Heavy rain in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Photo by Erika's Way Photography

 

Lucky for me, Ranèe and Luke were amazing and keen on getting out, and lucky for them, the storm went away just before we started taking pictures. 😛

Storm or not, this Engagement was simply amazing. So much energy, so much love.

Even the most shy Family members in the end were caught laughing out loud or dancing like crazy on the dancing floor. I loved the fact that the Party was for everyone: Family, friends and kids. And everyone got to enjoy their time chatting, dancing and having fun. 🙂

 

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These photos, for me, are just perfect.

They tell the most beautiful story: a story of love, a story of great beginnings, a story of adventures lived in real life and in first person.

I can see so much of everyone’s character and personality. No need to add subtitles, no need to add filters.

I feel honoured I was there. Not just as a professional, but also as a human: it’s amazing to see and feel family connections like this one.


What if it was you?

I don’t see why not.

 Contact me here: let’s meet, let’s go for a walk,

let’s capture you, your Family, your moments, your emotions.