Category Archives: Love Shoot

Wild beach shoot by Lauren Albanese



It’s always a delight to feature the lovely Lauren Albanese on the blog, and especially when it’s with beautiful shoots like this. Wanting to celebrate their relationship, Natalie and Matt spent a day on the beach embracing their new Southern California location. Lauren tells the story…

When Natalie first met Matt, she was 15 and scoping the mall for ‘cute guys’. Having never had a boyfriend before, she certainly didn’t expect to be meeting her husband that night! After meeting, they talked and laughed for hours, they couldn’t believe how much they had in common; most importantly, their relationship with God and how it impacted their lives. At the end of the night, Matt asked for her home phone number and it was the beginning of their love story. They were married in 2006 when Natalie was 18 and Matt was 21. “People were worried because we were so young, but we never had any doubts. God brought us together at a young age, and being in the center of our marriage, he has kept us together.” said Natalie

“The first years were tough since we were both full time students, but what mattered the most is that we were doing it together and having fun along the way” said Matt. Matt finally graduated from Pharmacy school in 2012, and they decided to follow their dreams and move to sunny Southern California, where they currently reside. This year they will be celebrating 8 years of marriage and a love that continues to grow stronger as time passes.

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Photographer | Lauren Albanese, Bouquet | Kelly Lenard of Intertwine, Dress | Bride Boutique

Paris honeymoon shoot by Juliane Berry

Ooo la la… what girl doesn’t dream of having a ‘love’ shoot – or encore shoot as I’ve also heard it termed – in Paris? Juliane Berry, an American photographer living in Paris, captured Jo and Aidan – an Australian couple – whilst on their honeymoon in Paris. Taking in all the iconic landmarks it really can’t help but be uber romantic! Pop over to Juliane’s facebook page to see lots of other gorgeous Parisian shoots!
Thank you all SO much for the amazing words of encouragement and positive feedback on the first issue of the new Magnolia Rouge magazine yesterday… so very much appreciated!! I can’t wait to start working on the next issue!

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Montana Sunrise Day after session by Jodi Miller Photography…

I’m totally head over heels for this sunrise day after session by Jodi Miller Photography. This beautiful lighting is simply exquisite… and that last shot? Sublime!!! Stephanie and Ben had planned to have a day after session right from the start, and I bet they were pretty happy when they woke up to a day like this. They got up at 4am to travel for 90mins into the valley which is only accessibly by four wheel drive (this SO sounds like my sort of adventure!!). They finished just in time to enjoy breakfast! Beautiful work Jodi!!

Beautiful apple orchard shoot from Kate Robinson Photography

Get ready to have your socks knocked off with this gorgeous shoot from Kate Robinson. Sunflare… check, apple orchard… check, stunning flowers… check, gorgeous people… check.  What more do you need? It’s got it all!! Sadly we’re loosing Kate to Australia soon however she’s still going to be popping back to shoot weddings throughout the year. Here’s what Kate had to say…

Kerry & Aaron have to be my most photographed couple! To date, I have photographed them 5 times on separate occasions; their Engagement, Wedding, both of their immediate families and this Encore shoot. I think the word ‘Encore’ is perfect for this type of shoot. The origin of the word came from: “Whenever any Gentlemen are particularly pleased with a Song, at their crying out Encore … the Performer is so obliging as to sing it over again.” With an Encore session, it’s a chance for you to get in your wedding dress again and have photos somewhere you wouldn’t have been able to for your wedding.

It actually rained A LOT on Kerry & Aaron’s wedding day so they didn’t get many photos outside. Kerry had always dreamed of having photos in long grass with lots of sun flare, so the Encore shoot was a perfect solution. This shoot was also for a promo video Jared Brandon – shot for me which is under production right now.

Oh and happy birthday to my lovely husband! I think we need an encore session honey? xo

Valentines Day Love Shoot

I was tickled pink when a certain fellow blogger alerted me to the fact that I’d been nominated for The Lovelies 2011 Awards. I also have a sneaking suspicion said blogger was the sweetheart who nominated me :-) I would be truly honoured if you voted for me… there are a lot of fabulous blogs in the lineup!

Whilst Valentine’s day is over for those of us downunder, there are still girls eagerly awaiting the arrival of flowers or chocolates… or maybe even diamonds, somewhere in the world so I feel justified in still sharing a V-day inspired shoot with you. Eileen and Jonathan are happily married but wanted to do a shoot to honour their love so they enlisted the fabulously talented Breanna Conley (Say Bre Photography) to capture it. Breanna styled a romantic table featuring a giant cupcake, jars filled with honey, and little bumble bees she made herself, since the couple had made valentine’s for one another saying ‘bee mine’. The heart shaped rock was something they found on their wedding day which now has place of pride on their fireplace mantle. Thanks so much for sharing with us Breanna!!

 Your vote would mean the world to me! Thank you xo