Australian Vintage Engagement Session

by | Bride, Engagements


I have a lovely, completely gorgeous engagement shoot from the fabulous Cathy Crawley of Beautiful Moments Photography to share with you this bleary Tuesday morning!

Cathy had an idea for a shoot in her head for many a month and was waiting for the right couple come along to help her shoot it! Rachael and Michael were recently engaged and were more than happy to take part in Cathy’s plan! Rachael and Michael love to go on picnics, love reading books and love vintage finds so Cathy knew they were the perfect fit!

There are many gorgeous little fun details from today’s shoot! Rachael wore the white dress she was wearing when Michael proposed to her and even baked the cupcakes herself.
















Cathy dishes the dirt of the rest of the details!

“Cakes & Cake stand:  Rachaels, she baked the cupcakes herself.

Flowers:  I took my 4 yo old son with me to the flower markets in Sydney at 4.30 am 2 weeks ago.  I  made the bouquet and did the floral arrangement on the bird cage.  I’d had the idea for the birdcage in my head for about a year and was so glad to finally get it finished.  I haven’t seen anyone else use on this way before so I’m very excited to see if people like the idea or not.

Bucket of pears:  The water bucket is from the 1800’s and is recent find at an antique store.  I used pears because I’ve seen apples and oranges done before and wanted something a little different.  Besides, there’s something feminine about the shape of the pear!

The scales:  Purchased off Ebay about 2 years ago and have been gathering dust ever since waiting for the right occasion – I am a impulse shopper and my garage is so full of props that my car hasn’t been housed for 4 years!

The blue table:  I bought that at a shop that was closing down, I bought 2 and use them as bedside tables in my bedroom.

The milk can:  My client’s grandmothers (I have one too but stupidly we painted it – might need some stripper now)

The books:  Some were from an antique store, but the Courtship and Bride books were a recent purchase.  I spotted them in a store in Singleton and knew I HAD to have them for this shoot.  The antique books include tales of Avonlea – I’m a bit of a Anne of Green Gables fan so when I saw that in a shop I couldn’t stop myself from buying it.  I grew up on acreage in and used to pretend I was Anne Shirley 🙂 It’s a sentimental thing”

Thanks Rachel and Michael for allowing us to share your photos and to Cathy Crawley of Beautiful Moments Photography for sharing this treat of a shoot with us!


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    June 1, 2010 at 11:24 am

    that’s my girl !!! beautiful cath!

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    June 1, 2010 at 11:30 am

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by polkadotbride, polkadotbride, V Events, Portobello Bride, Cathy Crawley and others. Cathy Crawley said: so excited to be featured today on @polkadotbride! […]

  • CathyCrawley (Cathy Crawley) says:
    June 1, 2010 at 12:02 pm

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    so excited to be featured today on @polkadotbride! [link to post]

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    • MandySroka (Mandy Sroka) says:
      June 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm

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      @CathyCrawley super adorable!!!

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    • OneShotBeyond (Heather McCullah) says:
      June 1, 2010 at 12:06 pm

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      @CathyCrawley So exciting for you! Your shots are so dreamy!!!

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      • CathyCrawley (Cathy Crawley) says:
        June 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm

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        @OneShotBeyond thanks! I’m getting my blog post up with more images, nothing like last minute!

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  • portobellobride (Portobello Bride) says:
    June 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm

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    So so pretty,I love @CathyCrawley photographyRT @polkadotbride: Polka Dot Bride: Australian Vintage Engagement Sesion [link to post]

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  • Jessie says:
    June 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    wow.. amazing!

  • Tira J says:
    June 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Awesome work Cathy!!! So beautiful!!

  • Sarah Follan says:
    June 2, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Amazing images Cathy! Just gorgeous!

  • Renata says:
    June 12, 2010 at 5:33 am

    I’m in love with… tomorrow is Valentine’s day here in Brazil… what a amazing present would be a e-session like this one? I want to post it in blog, if it`s possible! Congrats!



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