the Engagements, the Photography

belinda & wayne…

…the engagement

Belinda’s mom rang me quite some time ago to enquire about photographing Belinda & Wayne’s wedding in 2009. We have a mutual friend and I could instantly see we had a connection. The couple are organising a fantastic invite and needed a photo to use on it. We agreed on doing an engagement shoot but left it until last season was done. Well, we finally coordinated our calendars and found a date that suited us both.

They live on a gorgeous rural property and I loved the drive out to their place. After an amazing spread of food we were off to do the photos! Now, normally when I pack for these things I don’t have to think too much about my shoes except for a general level of comfort that I like to have. I tend to climb around a lot so some good tread is always good. Well, and this IS a first, I needed to think about some boots as the engagement photos were to be shot with their beautiful, yet sometimes cranky, cows. Yes, I did say cows! And this time I can’t get into trouble for calling my subjects cows… YAY!!!

Such a fun shoot… I hope you enjoy! (I’m still cleaning the cow dung off my boots!)

 

this was one of the first shots I took, both of the cows just crack me up!
this was one of the first shots I took, the cows just crack me up!

 

this is one of my favourites from the day, I can't remember if she's the bridesmaid or not...
this is one of my favourites from the day, I can't remember if she's the bridesmaid or not...

 

the couple with one of their fantastic cows... (it needs some sunnies too!)
the couple with one of their fantastic cows... (it needs some sunnies too!)

 

i love this shot of belinda!
i love this shot of belinda!

 

green acres is the place to be... farm living is the life for me...
green acres is the place to be... farm living is the life for me...

 

see if you can pick the bridesmaid, she's nice but eats like a cow!
see if you can pick the bridesmaid, she's nice but eats like a cow!

 

i love wayne so casual in the background! that sheep wouldn't get out of the photo though!
i love wayne so casual in the background! that sheep wouldn't get out of the photo though!

 

this little area had such a beautiful pocket of light, and we got the cow in the photo again! Yay!
this little area had such a beautiful pocket of light, and we got the cow in the photo again! Yay!

 

i just love this photo, such a sweet scene! (warning, the one in the middle is gonna be a "cow" when she grows up! ;)
i just love this photo, such a sweet scene! (warning, the one in the middle is gonna be a "cow" when she grows up! ;)

 

Ok, enough cow jokes, although I do have some more! ;) Seriously, it was such fun to photograph you guys and your beautiful animals. I’m a sucker for animals of all sorts so I had a blast and can’t wait until your wedding! Have a great Xmas guys and keep lovin’ those animals! ;)

m&m

3 thoughts on “belinda & wayne…”

  1. Jen says:

    Gorgeous!!!!! I want a shoot with cows!

    Love the nostrils & the flare :)

  2. Tasj says:

    Love the second last one, my fave, but the first couple cow ones are brilliant!

  3. Sue Lutey says:

    Hi Michelle, we all thoroughly enjoyed our day with you too and cannot wait till the wedding. We are so pleased with the photos and finding it very hard to chose one for the invitation. Please promise me I wont need to run around with feed for the animals on the day to make sure they stand in the right spot! I dont think my high heels will let me. Make sure Marty has big pockets so he can fill them wth feed – its the only way to a good cows heart!! Thank you once again and we are thrilled that we have mutual friend and we managed to find you.

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