Photo by Photography With Cassie
Photo by Photography With Cassie
Eweline & Niklas
Today’s at home engagement shoot might be from the other side of the world, but I loved the romance of it so much that I knew it was one I wanted to share with you. They chose Swedish based Australian photographer Mike Mañalac to capture them doing their every day loves. Niklas has an at home music studio where he loves to create new tunes, Eweline is a pastry chef and loves nothing more than baking at home. Together they went about their day with Mike shooting them just as they are.
Niklas tells, “We decided to have our engagement session, just a few short months before our big day. Mike, our photographer, had recommended that we do something that best represents us – both as individuals, and as a couple. Both Eweline and I are completely comfortable at home – it is where both of our interests lie, so we decided, why not?”
“There is nothing that would speak more about us than our place and our neighbourhood. Plus, we’re surrounded by beautiful nature, forest areas and paddocks. It’s so picturesque out here, we were confident nature would help us get some beautiful photos together! On top of that, neither Eweline or I like the over-dramatic couple photos that you see from a lot of shoots. We wanted natural photos of us together and Mike’s documentary style suited that perfectly.”
“Eweline is an amazing pastry chef. Baking treats and cakes is something she has always loved doing at home, and for the past year she has been lucky enough to work at a venue doing just that. She also has Funi, our Icelandic horse (you could say he is our child), and he is a much loved member of the family.”
“I work as a tradesman during the day, 4 days a week, and as a music producer for film and games at every other moment I get! I have a complete music studio at home and I will happily work on new music tracks with any spare time that I have – I love it. So this is why we decided to have the shoot at home.. everything that says ‘us’ is here.”
“We had a good 5 or 6 hours with Mike. We started outside, spending some time with Funi. He was a little nervous in front of the camera, but had us there for support! We then moved inside and Mike began by focusing on Eweline baking some delicious cookies! It was then my turn upstairs, where I tinkered in my studio, before playing some guitar.”
“Lastly, we all hurried outside before the sun came down and took some photos together in the ‘golden light’. It was such a relaxed, enjoyable day and we absolutely loved the photos after the shoot! Eweline and I really couldn’t be happier with them or recommend Mike any more highly.. he did such a great job in making us feel as comfortable as possible and I think it really shows.”
I love hearing from local artisans and when the lovely Jackie of hand painted napkin business Fazeek dropped her name into my inbox with her new venture I was particularly excited.
Owner Jackie hand paints 100% linen napkins in her studio in Melbourne. Each design carefully thought out to capture Jackie’s design aesthetic. I for one love the modern, bold designs of her work (especially the polka dot design!) I love how a simple napkin can change up a tablescape so easily and add an interesting layer of design.
The best part? If you want a custom design, Jackie can create one that works with your own personal wedding style using anything from your initials, dates to whatever your heart desires! I love the idea of gifting these to your guests as favors of keeping them in your home as a memento of that night you got married.
Fazeek napkins can be purchased through the website. Pre designed napkins come in sets of four in a single design or mismatched designs (wedding present anyone?)