Being an Aussie myself, I may be a little bias when I say Australia is a beautiful country. That said, I’m pretty sure you’ll agree that the Australian outback makes a breathtakingly gorgeous backdrop to any photo shoot and if not, just take a look at this beautiful engagement shoot overflowing with stunning images captured by Joshua Kane Photography. Who needs props when you can spend a loved up day with your other half in front of such an amazing sun-filled backdrop? And to make this shoot extra special, the bride-to-be, Samara is Joshua’s sister! Who better to have behind the lens sharing such beautiful moments than your own brother. Lots love about today’s shoot, right peachies?

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Joshua of Joshua Kane Photography shares, “The shoot took place on the edge of the Flinders Ranges just outside of Pt Augusta in South Australia. There is a windy road that takes you over hills and down steep valleys. One particular part of the Road is affectionately known by the locals as Tickle Belly Hill (due to the butterflies that you get in you stomach when driving down a really steep section). This is where we pulled over to do the shoot. After walking into the Bush for a few minutes, we came across an old railway, with a huge bridge that resembles something out of an old western film. We carefully made our way up on to the tracks and and took some shots that are somewhat symbolic of a relationship being like a journey or adventure. As we waited for the light to settle, I asked Samara and Russell just to focus on each other, think about their future together, and pretend I wasn’t there. That’s when we got some of the more intimate shots with great expression, as the beautiful backlit sun turned the landscape a soft gold-ish color. The colors that come to life in the Flinders Ranges at Sunset are truly unique, and the couple was dressed perfectly to add some contrasting yet soft color pops to the scene. There is a remarkable silence and stillness about the bush, that makes it such a romantic and intimate place to shoot. No people, no distractions, no worries, just amazing scenery, great vibes and two people in love!”

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A Woodland Anniversary Shoot from lilelements

by Simply Peachy on 22 April 2014

I’m a big believer in celebrating love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re just dating and it’s a one month anniversary or whether you’re married and celebrating your n-th anniversary, anniversaries are something to be and should be celebrated. Whether you celebrate with a fancy date night or a cosy movie night in or a photo shoot, another month or year with your darling deserves some attention and maybe even some bubbly. So when Marie of lilelements shared her sweet berry inspired woodland anniversary shoot, I was pretty giddy. Marie styled and captured the prettiest little picnic in the woods to celebrate her one year anniversary with her boyfriend John and if you scroll down, you’ll see that it was berry sweet! I don’t know about you but Marie has totally inspired me to put a little bit more effort into my next anniversary celebration with the hubby!

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Marie shares, “John is my best friend, my partner and is just always there for me. He understands me the most and just knows how to put a smile to my face. This is a very special photoshoot of mine, I had the pleasure of styling up my own 1 year anniversary for John. I met  John ages ago through a friend but at that time he was with his former lover and so was I so we didn’t chat much. It wasn’t intil two years ago we were both single and happened to travel overseas to Thailand around the same time that we then started to have some lunches and dinners together before our trip. We had so many laughs and long conversations but we only saw each other as friends. It was then during Thailand, our friends got together and we started to hang out after our trip and noticed there was a spark.”

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“As I have always been styling up clients’ engagement shoots, it was time for me to create my own! It was tricky to be the photographer of my own shoot but thank god for tripods. The theme berries came into the shoot as I love fruits and berries and they gave a nice touch of the whimsical woodland theme by adding some colour and wildness.”

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“I have always loved the woodland theme and have always wanted to create a styled shoot out of it. John on the other hand doesn’t like nature too much as he gets hay fever but he put up with his allergies to make me happy. He was thrilled to see me smile and giggle the whole time setting up. He even helped set up some parts of the shoot (with some instructions from me of course).”

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“I was pretty sad on the weekend as it was a rainy day on Saturday and I was hoping it would clear on Sunday. The day of the shoot, it was sprinkling lightly which was lucky and even some sun came out to play for a second. Though we didn’t stay too long as the rain caught up to us finally so it was time to pack up but I was still glad I got a few shots. If only John was also a pro photographer – it took him a while to get the shots I wanted and then I gave up and took the camera into my own hands to shoot away.”

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I love this last selfie!

Props & Styling: lilelements / Florals: lilelements / Desserts: Marie Phu / Graphic Design: Marie Phu – lilelements.

lilelements is one of our peachy vendors and you can check out more of her work here.

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Bridal Bouquet Recipe: Sweet White Bouquet

by Simply Peachy on 21 April 2014

The ever so lovely and amazingly talented Elaine from Butterfly Philosophy joins me today on our bouquet recipe series to breakdown one of her gorgeous creations. If you are a bride that is leaning towards a classic white wedding but would like a little bit of colour and oomph thrown into the mix, then this sweet white bouquet is perfect for you! Combining white Carnations and Sweet Peas with Solidaster, Succulents, Sea Holly and Berzilla, Elaine gave the classic white bouquet a bit of a textured uplift with just the right amount of colour. Pretty, isn’t it?

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Bouquet by Butterfly Philosophy and image by Sandra Henri.

You can see more of my pins of beautiful bouquets on my Pinterest board here.

Butterfly Philosophy is one of our peachy vendors and you check out more of her work here.

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Snap Happy Saturday

by Simply Peachy on 19 April 2014

Photo by Amelia Lyon via Bridal Musings.

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