Three weeks ago, we had the pleasure of flying off to Melbourne to shoot Paul and Karyn’s engagement session. We fell in love with Sydney when we shot there a few months ago, and were looking forward to visiting Melbourne. Everyone’s been raving about the coffee, and they seriously weren’t exaggerating. The coffee was so good in all these charming little hipster cafes, Jeff and I were having 3-4 cups a day. Each. Probably not the healthiest choice, but it was just that good. And the food, don’t even get me started.
Melbourne is so chill and laidback, so different from Manila and what we’ve gotten used to whenever we’re shooting in Hong Kong and Singapore. But it’s gorgeous. There is so. much. space! And the views are quite lovely. Oh, and that joke about how Melbourne gets all four seasons in a single day? It’s true.
Paul and Karyn are so adorable together, you wouldn’t think they disliked each other when they first met. It’s funny how things work out. Paul is always the gentleman, a bit quiet and reserved, and Karyn is this spunky little firecracker who laughs with abandon and runs brilliantly on 4-inch heels, but it works. It fits. And it felt wonderful to be taking their engagement photos in the place where they fell in love, especially now that they’ve just made the big move to Manila. I can imagine them showing these photos to their children someday, of this romantic city where mom and dad met, and the thought makes me immensely happy.