I first met Sarah after she reached out and asked if I would be able to help her with a surprise proposal at the best of all lookout in Numinbah, NSW. 😍
Sarah told me she was planning on proposing to her partner, Alyse, at a location that was beautiful scenically.
We discussed a few different locations in the Scenic Rim region as well as hot air ballooning!
In the end, Sarah decided on the best of all lookout which is located in Numinbah, NSW.
It’s a good hour and a half drive from where we both live in Yarrabilba.
Sarah had checked it out and sent me photos and coordinates so I knew exactly where to head on the day of the proposal.
The pictures she’d sent were amazing! Clear views of the valley and the extinct volcano below.
I had visions in my head of beautiful blue skies and an amazing backdrop.
The weather gods though had alternative plans for us and it was raining on the day. 😂
I arrived about an hour before Sarah and Alyse so I could go and hide somewhere in the bush, rather inconspicuously.
That all went to 💩 though when I got there and found it freezing, wet and shrouded in mist and cloud. 😂
I had to pull out my bright pink gym jacket from the boot of the car and hope like heck Alyse wouldn’t spot a neon ninja hiding in the bushes with a camera. 😅
Sarah and I were communicating via text and I’d said to try and make sure Alyse was focused on seeing the view and not looking towards the bushes.
So here I was, hiding in the bushes and a group of young guys came running down the rainforest path, smoking their 🌿.
They were having a grand time and after a few minutes, spotted me right behind them. 😅
The lads didn’t see anything suss about a drowned pink rat hiding in the bush with camera gear and proceeded to have a full-on friendly conversation with me.
I then gave them some fair warning that Alyse and Sarah were on their way, and they headed back down the track. 😁
When Sarah and Alyse got to the best of all lookout, Alyse was so focused on the view and didn’t spot me (PHEW!).
It wasn’t long before Sarah pulled out the ring and popped the question!
You’ll see from their pics Alyse’s response. 😁 🤩 😍
I then spent some time with them before taking photos in the Numinbah rainforest reserve with them.
During their photo shoot, I couldn’t stop thinking how amazing their connection is and just how happy they were at that moment.
These photos have to be some of my favourite ever images I’ve taken in nearly two decades of photographing couples.
Alyse + Sarah, thank you beyond for trusting me to photograph you both. And thank you for your patience in waiting for your sneak peek too! This was just the best day ever and I’m so glad you chose me to capture these memories. Much love! 😍