Ellie & Nick are two super down to earth and relaxed people. They've been on quite the journey together and the emotion that was expressed during my time with them is a real testament to that. They met in Sydney a few years ago and at the time Nick had been working in the mines. It didn't take long before Ellie took the plunge and moved to Sydney to be with Nick on a more regular basis in 2013. A couple of years later they both moved together to Adelaide in 2015 to start a new life here together and in May 2016 Nick asked for Ellie's hand in marriage presenting her with a beautiful Meadowlark Ring. Speaking with them and hearing about their plans for their future together was something really special for me and I could see they're two people full of ambition. They've also recently rescued and adopted a racing Greyhound and we all know how much I love a cute doggo, so this was a little added bonus for me.
As I was preparing for their engagement shoot I had been spending time looking at a few other photographers work, trying to find some inspiration. One common theme I noticed is that a lot of engagement shoots had all been spent down along the coast or in amongst a pretty forest and I knew straight away that this wasn't what Ellie & Nick were suited for. I kept searching and came across a few photographers who had gone into the homes of their couples and I thought that this would be a perfect way to start my time with Ellie & Nick. I put the idea to them and explained my reasoning for wanting to try it out and being the awesome people they are, they said sure. I won't go into every detail that went down during our time together in their home but one of the questions I had both of them answer was "When was the time you needed the other person the most?" What followed was one of the most intimate and expressive moments I had experienced with a couple in my short time as a photographer. It was truly a beautiful experience and one I won't forget quickly.
Afterwards we hopped into our vehicles and headed down to Port Adelaide in search of some cool street art and pretty light. I must admit, both Ellie & Nick were feeling quite nervous before their shoot as they hadn't their photo taken before in this kind of setting, but after a while spent hanging out, playing some games and sharing some tender moments they both admitted that they had a fantastic time with me.
Next year they'll be getting married at Uraidla Show Hall and I have no doubts in my mind that that day will be one to remember. I can't wait.
The "when did you need the other person the most" moment. My heart melted
One of the Port Adelaide locals decided to come hang out.