What's a better way to celebrate a pretty significant milestone than with photos? Doing those photos at sunrise!

Two degrees of separation- I've known Josh since he was a young lad at highschool through family. Keen on his hunting and fishing, I wasn't the least bit surprised when he turned up on Saturday morning sporting his boots and scanning the waters for trout. I also wasnt suprised to learn that Gemma is as equally outdoorsie as they took me down to a little spot with special significance to them both.

Holding hands and showing off the engagement ring
Hunting boots with Lake Tarawera in the background

We waited and waited and waited....the sun was taking it's sweeeet time popping out over the ridge. We popped out the flash for a bit, we danced and we spotted more trout. Eventually, we decided that it was time to move and when we did- Boom! She put on a quick little show for us.

Off camera flash with newly engaged couple
Dancing at Dusk over Lake Tarawera
Lake Tarawera Sunrise
Newly engaged couple kissing with Taraera sunrise backdrop
engaged couple walking along the jetty during blue hour

Absolutely magic. It's a lot of fun working with people who are up for anything and these two definately made the early start 100% worth it.

Engagement session Rotorua, Lake Taraera holding hands
Walking along the waters edge
Lake Tarawera engagement session during sunrise

Josh and Gemma- thank you so much for choosing me to celebrate your engagement with pictures, it was an absolute pleasure!