Last August I had a stall at the Wedding in the Works Expo which was held at the lovely Walka Water Works at Maitland. This was the first expo I would attend as a business and I saw it as a great opportunity to introduce myself to the locals in that area. As a way of encouraging interaction as well as some marketing I offered a free engagement shoot to a couple I drew out of a hat who liked my Facebook page and filled out some details about their wedding plans and so on. Well I drew out Nikki, this couple I remembered well from the event as her fiance Adam genuinely showed some enthusiasm about being there and showed an interest in what I was saying as opposed to some of the other fellas I spoke with who looked like they would rather be at the dentist getting teeth pulled out! hahahaha. So when Nikki’s name came out I was pretty happy that I had the chance to work with people that would bring some fun and energy to the shoot. When I contacted Nikki to tell her about the prize she had won she was so excited and said she had never won anything before.
We had a couple of hiccups along the way with getting a time organised for the shoot but when we did lock in a date the issue of where to do the shoot was up in the air as I hadn’t done alot of shoots around Maitland. We decided that it would be nice to do the shoot in Pokolbin at a nice winery somewhere, “leave it to me and I’ll get back to you” I said. So what does one do when looking for a pretty location in a certain place……….google it! worked a treat. I came across a vineyard called Krinklewood and Broke NSW. This place was ideal for a shoot so I touched base with the workers there who put me in touch with Carla – one of the owners there and she thankfully approved the shoot to be done and had her fingers crossed for us that the weather would be kind to us. We had had some rain on and off throughout the morning.
Krinklewood Vineyard was more beautiful than I had expected from seeing it online. The European accents of this place is what drew me to ask about it but when I got there and started to explore the property I couldn’t help but be in awe of its beauty. Not only is Krinklewood a beautiful place, it is a bio dynamic winery so its doing great things in that area too. It’s one of those places which I’m sure I will now visit time and time again to enjoy their wine in all of its gorgeous surrounds.
Nikki and Adam were so much fun to work with. They were great at going with the flow and putting complete trust in my visions for the shoot. The aim of doing an engagement shoot is to document a couple in love and these guys were certainly that. They had a great connection together so getting lovely images wasn’t a problem. We were incredibly lucky that one of the owners approached us during the shoot and had a chat with us. He very kindly allowed us to go past the barriers around the family home and use the surrounds there as well which opened up a whole other set of great photos to be taken, using the great views of the paddocks and mountains in the distance. So all in all I could not have had a better shoot really, it didn’t rain on us, we had a stunning location and a stunning couple who were quite photogenic people so yes ticks all round! A big congratulations to you Nikki and Adam, you guys are a stunning couple and I wish you every happiness in the world. Thank you for a fantastic day out.