Monthly Archives: May 2014

Yvette and Simon say I do

James first met Yvette a few years ago at a mutual friend's wedding. She was one of the lovely bridesmaids and incredibly fun to shoot with. In that time, Lasting Joys was established and we were lucky enough to be asked to shoot for her wedding in April! When we first met up with Yvette and Simon, we could see they were a friendly, laid-back couple who wanted to celebrate their wedding by simply enjoying time with close family and friends. On the day of the wedding, Simon and Yvette had to both get ready at their reception venue. Yvette made every effort to keep Simon from seeing her but they each couldn't resist sticky-beaking when they had the chance! Yvette made her way to the ceremony with her Dad and bridesmaid, her sister Fiona in their mum's VW Kombi van, complete with rust spot painted over in a different shade of green, computer speakers plugged into the radio and custom made seat covers :) We then made our way around Jackadder Lake with Fiona and Mark, Simon's brother and best man for some bridal photos. As the sun came down, the reception began. Yvette's grandparents, Pam and David set up their backyard to hold a reception for all their guests, they had even gone to all the trouble to plant extra flowers in the garden the fortnight before the wedding. We think they did a great job not only fitting in all the guests but creating a cosy setting for everyone to enjoy the wedding reception together. We ended the night with some sparkler photos, special thanks to Mark and Katie for helping us make these shots happen! Yvette and Simon, thank you for [...]

By |2017-01-02T10:31:12+08:00May 24th, 2014|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Fabien’s Surprise Beach Proposal

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Valencia, with excitement in her words, she told me that her sister's boyfriend was going to propose by the beach during the first week of May. After a few emails and a quick meeting, Lasting Joys were honoured with the privilege to capture a very special proposal. Fabien had decided to surprise his girlfriend of one and a half years, Esvi, by Trigg Beach in Perth at sunset. The only problem was that they both lived in Singapore! Making the most of Esvi's trip to Perth to visit Valencia, Fabien organised an elaborate plan to propose. It would, of course, involve a little bit of secret keeping to make it a complete surprise! As Esvi made her way to Perth with her mum and brother, she was under the impression that Fabien had gone to Hong Kong for a holiday. Little did she know he was in Perth and planning his proposal with the help of friends! And she said yes! Love the happiness on their faces here! So much joy... Then it was time to celebrate with family and the friends who helped pull it all off! Fabien and Esvi, you both are such lovely and warm people, it was such a privilege to be able to capture this the start of your new journey together. We wish you both the very best as you plan your wedding and your new life together as husband and wife! -Debbie and James

By |2017-01-02T10:31:12+08:00May 9th, 2014|Categories: Blog|3 Comments