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Caitlin & Josh

Tasmania is one of my very favourite places in the world and today’s stunning Winter Pumphouse Point engagement session makes the most fo that magnificent mystique the state is so very good at during the colder months.

The stunning Pumphouse Point hotel on Lake St Clair set the scene for Caitlin & Josh to spend the day with photographer Rosie Hastie. The shoot, a little back to front, took place on the couple’s honeymoon, pre-wedding!

Caitlin explaining “Just before our wedding Josh was told he would need to go to Iraq with the Army shortly after our wedding so we switched it up and took our honeymoon first, in Tasmania. Our pre-wedding honeymoon photo shoot wasn’t something we planned or expected to do. My beautiful maid of honour gifted us a session with the gorgeous Rosie as a wedding present for our time spent at Pumphouse Point at Lake St Clair.”

On how they met, Caitlin tells “We met on Tinder! I don’t think either of us were expecting to find each other that way but we did and it was so lucky. We often say there wouldn’t have been many opportunities for us to have met in our normal daily lives so we are really thankful we did meet this way.


Photographer: Rosie Hastie / Venue: Pumphouse Point

Sometimes getting back to nature is what it’s all about and today’s romantic bridal styling ideas in the forest capture all the magic of the lush forest backdrop.

With the mist of the early morning mountain ranges Niki Photography teamed up with floral designer Studio Green Melbourne and hair and makeup artist Rachel Sloan with six beautiful gowns from Wendy Makin and Designer Bridal House that captured the ethereal femininity of Mother Nature’s backdrop.

The shoot was a collaboration of wedding vendors creating work they loved, Niki noting “I really wanted to work on a personal project – one that involved other wedding vendors (who are all awesome ladies) and also one that involved vendors that I had met over time. Most of us are Mums and found that we just didn’t have any “time” to do anything creative outside of our busy lives with kids. Once we found a date that we all decided to put our own ideas into the shoot. We had lots of beautiful gowns, and I told everyone else to just do whatever you feel like, what ever you love”.

How can anything but magic result from a labor of love?

Photographer: Niki Photography / Gowns: Designer Bridal House / Gowns: Wendy Makin / Hair & Makeup Artist: Rachel Sloan / Flowers: Studio Green Melbourne