A few weeks ago, I got to do a couples shoot with the most genuine and lighthearted couple ever. I met up with Leoni and Shayan for a quick little sunset session at North Cottesloe beach. It is still my favorite local beach since moving to Perth almost a year ago. I must add that despite the dreamy light and incredibly beautiful settings we found ourselves in, there was one thing that wasn’t so pleasant. The smell of seaweed (if you know, you know…)
Quickly after beginning the photoshoot, the best thing happened and we were visited by a corgi. Now, if you know me and how much I love dogs, you know that this was the highlight of the shoot for me. This little guy was super curious but also so timid. He observed us from afar before deciding to finally join us and say hello, and stole the show for a couple of minutes while I snapped a few photos before he started trotting away from us. He did keep a dubious eye on us as we carried on with the session.
Leonie and Shayan were such a dream to photograph! They were so easy going, fun, spontaneous, and most importantly, all over each other. One thing that really strikes me going through this gallery is the way they look at each other. There is so much love in their eyes, and they truly make love look so effortless. The session was filled with giggles, kisses, tender hugs, and gentle hair strokes.
I absolutely adore shooting couples who are just fun-loving and laid back. These two were up for anything and when I asked them if they were keen to go and play in the water, I didn’t have to say it twice!
Capturing people in their environment and standing back in order to allow them to be who they truly are, is always the best recipe for candid shots. In the words of Shayan himself “It’s just like hanging out with each other, but with a stalker in the background.”
The sun eventually disappeared behind the horizon and we decided to call it a day. I will always have a really fond memory of those two hunnies hanging out at the beach on a fine winter day, having the best time with their favorite person on Earth – each other.
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