When I got a phone call from Jayson he was super excited. He was to propose to his partner Steffi and he wanted to capture the memories of this special moment. It was a bit like paparazzi-style photography – we usually photograph wedding and events in Melbourne and to capture someone in a beautiful way without them knowing that they get photographed is not an easy task. Jayson booked us last minute for his surprise engagement and he was lucky that we were available on that day – we sometimes get wedding photography bookings up to 2 years ahead.

Surprise Wedding & Engagement Photography

The plan was to leisurely walk down on St Kilda pier at sunset, enjoy the sunset over the Melbourne city skyline, spot some penguins and then find the right moment to propose …

The couple long planned to visit St Kilda pier to view the sunset – now with the twist of a surprise engagement. We packed our long 300mm zoom lens to be able to capture the couple from far away. Lots of tourists made it easier to hide in the crowd but it was still a challenge to not get spotted.

The couple had the most beautiful sunset – the perfect day for a surprise engagement. The view to the Melbourne city was magnificent even if it was a bit cold and windy.

She said yes!

Upon the rocks of the St Kilda breakwater, Jayson took all his courage and with the beautiful sun in the back he went down on his knees showing her the ring! She couldn’t believe it and after a few seconds of tears and emotions, she said yes!!!

Congratulations Steffi & Jayson! Enjoy the images and always keep the memories of this beautiful moment!

St Kilda Pier Sign at surprise engagement photography

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melbourne city skyline from st kilda

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st kilda pier sunset

wedding couple walking down st kilda pier - surprise wedding captured by melbourne photographer

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