On a beautiful spring day, where the cherry blossoms, camellias and little daisies are in full bloom, Natasha and Derek celebrated their love story in a sweet, elopement-style getaway for their engagement session. We started out the story as Derek watched his beautiful and sweet Natasha wake up in the glorious sunny bedroom. The thoughtful fiancé then ran the bath for her as we created some delicate boudoir shots in timeless black and white film. As Natasha soaked herself in a pretty bath with daisies Derek picked from the gardens, Derek scribbled a love note in the living room. He presented it to Natasha before they head out for a little walk outside, enjoying the fresh afternoon sun, spoiling their eyes with the abundance of blossoming flowers and spending quality time together. They ended the day dressed up in stunning outfits as they head out to have a romantic dinner.
Their love story … Derek and I met on our first day at the University of Melbourne. We were both starting our degree to be dentists. I noticed Derek sitting towards the back of the lecture room, and I thought, “He’s kind of cute!” Soon we became friends, and we often talked over online messenger at night. I was the confused girl during class, but Derek was always there to help me, patiently teaching and explaining things to me. Even during the stressful exam periods, Derek managed to say a quick hello. We stayed friends for five years until we graduated.
A few months after graduation, we had dinner together, and only then we grew to be even closer. Text messages became long chats over the phone, and soon, we were in a relationship. Five years later, we went on a long awaited trip to the United States. Derek proposed, down on one knee, on the very top of the Empire State Building on October 18, 2016. I was so taken aback that I was lost for words and forgot to say, “Yes!” Eventually I did say yes, of course, and there was no question in my mind that I would say otherwise.
From our stylist Sierra, “Natasha has a very feminine and polished aesthetic, so we chose very soft yet elegant pieces for her styling. I really wanted to celebrate how beautiful she is with elements of sheer lace, soft tulles, and open necklines – she has the most divine skin. Derek is also very timeless in his taste, so we opted for a relaxed but classic look in neutral shades and a muted navy suit for his final look.“
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