Engagement in the Sand and Sun: Kate + Dave


Kate + Dave’s engagement shoot took place on Western Australia’s sandy dunes, and follows the couple through a sunny afternoon through to cuddles by a fire at sundown.

Keep scrolling down below to read about their engagement journey in preparing for marriage and to see the stunning images from Aaron Shum Photography!

What have been the most exciting parts of planning your wedding?

Finding that perfect dress that is meant for you, that feeling of your Mum, friends and aunties crying and saying “that’s the one”.

First dance lessons were also amazing, we had such a fabulous time and it was a great way to laugh out all of the wedding stress.

Finally, when it gets really close to your wedding and all of your hard work comes together and you just enjoy the weeks leading up to it, including the brilliant hens and bucks parties planned by our bridal parties!

How do you think marriage will change your relationship?

I don’t believe it will change our relationship much, however if I was going to say something it would be a newfound chapter in our life. I believe it has made us even more considerate of each other and created a more intense bond. Saying husband and wife still makes us laugh with excitement.

What do you most look forward to about your wedding?

That moment when you first see each other on the day of your wedding, and know you are going to spend the rest of your life together.

Walking down the aisle with my Dad will be another highlight that will be so special being the youngest and only girl, seeing how proud our families are.

What are the most important things that will create a long-lasting and loving marriage?

It is so important to be able to compromise with each other, and whilst also being a team, making sure you both find time and hobbies to not only do together but to do individually.



What special ways do you express your love to each other?

Taking the time to do the small things that make us both happy, as an example pouring me a glass of wine and leaving it on the bench for my arrival home, helping each other out when we are stressed, and cooking each other breakfast. Sometimes it’s not about the grand gestures, but being considerate and knowing your partner so well. We are both easily pleased and love the little things from each other.

What are your favourite ways to spend time together?

We are adventurous and love to go four-wheel-driving, fishing, snowboarding, and going on lunch dates in particular to wineries, and of course spending time with our miniature dachshunds Huey and Posey.

What’s your relationship advice for couples planning their big day?

Take it all in and try to enjoy it, although it can be stressful at times the day is magical and everything has a way of working itself out.

What’s the best relationship advice anyone has given you?

Marriage is a work in progress, it is a life commitment and it’s no longer just about you but about both of you as a couple.


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