Emma & Ryan’s Deep Forest Engagement Shoot

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Engagements,


Emma & Ryan

When it came to picking a location for their romantic engagement photos, this pair of nature lovers looked no further than the Redwood Forest in Warburton. It was the obvious choice. Armed with jackets and boots, the lush greenery and crisp air surrounding them, Emma and Ryan navigated the towering forest with photographer Catherine Forge to capture their gorgeous deep forest engagement shoot.

Of how they met, Ryan remembers, “Emma and I met in 2010 on the dance floor, and started dating the following year. Three months later, we moved in together and we have never looked back.”

“We both love the outdoors, and wanted to do our engagement shoot somewhere natural, and somewhere that showcased how beautiful the Australian landscape is. We had never actually been to the Redwood forest in Warburton before the shoot, so it was awesome to check it out! It is an absolutely stunning, hidden oasis with towering redwood trees and native ferns,” Ryan tells of their decision to trek out to the forest for their session.

Ryan proudly tells of how he proposed to his now wife. “I proposed to Emma over a massage! We were at the Peninsula Hot Springs, and I had arranged to surprise Emma while she was in the middle of having her private massage. The plan was to take over from the masseuse whilst Emma had a towel over her eyes. I massaged her face for a few minutes, and then sealed the massage with a kiss on the lips, much to Emma’s great surprise! After removing the towel from her eyes, she looked up at me with shock, and said, “What are you doing??” She looked around, and we were alone in this beautiful hut on the top of the hot springs. I stood her up, and dropped to one knee, and asked her to marry me. This was my proudest moment, as Emma is very good at finding out my secrets, and I can assure you she didn’t know this one!”

“I love Emma’s happy cheeks, and her infectious smile; the way she cares for me like no other. She is always warm when I am cold. And that we laugh every day,” Ryan gushes about his bride, and Emma says, “I love Ryan’s caring nature, his great sense of humour and positivity, and I love that we can be ourselves, and completely honest with each other.”


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