Chris would refer to Shana as the ‘hot Maori chick’, simply because he didn’t know her name. It was their sixth form formal, and they were both 16 when they first met. Chris was immediately smitten, and once he got to know her name he began his pursuit. It didn’t take too long before the ‘hot Maori chick’ returned his affection and love began to blossom. Ten years on, and they’ve already had a lifetime of adventures, and now the next adventure is about to start – they’re engaged to be married!
We began our E-session at Pollard Park – and I found out very early on that Chris and Shana are not your everyday average couple. No siree! They are a bucket load of fun and I think we laughed solidly for about 2 hours. That alone was a good workout.
While Paul was trying to capture something tender and heartfelt I naughtily suggested from the side that maybe I could photobomb them – Paul can’t have ALL of the great shots himself, I figure! So this is me running through their tender moment. Tenderness over.
There was no lack of tenderness though, Chris and Shana really dig each other, so it wasn’t exactly difficult to get some loving going on.
The sky had been dull and kind of ‘blah’, but Paul spotted a clearing at the horizon and knew what that could mean. So with no time on our side we jumped into the car and hightailed to Harling Park. And there, what had been ‘blah’ became something very nice indeed!
So we’ve got a love heart theme going on lately, and while some might think it’s naff, I kind of like naff when it’s got a stunning sunset going on!
The sun had set, and it was becoming dark quite rapidly. We were on our way back to the car when we spotted the yellow field. I figured that it was too dark to get anything nice, but Paul (once again!) suggested otherwise. Our new Canon 5D Mark III can handle dark situations beautifully, so we thought we’d see how far we could push it. So at ISO 5000 we found that what looked dark and grey to us, looked like something completely different to the camera. I think I may have done my happy dance.
Shana and Chris, what a great time we had with you both! My cheeks were sore from laughing when I got home. I can’t wait for March, yeeeha!