Esther & Geoffrey

Today’s engagement session is an utter, utter delight.

Esther and Geoffrey, who had one of those serendipitous moments, meeting one another randomly at a bus stop, decided there was no better way to celebrate their vow filled engagement than with a session at the National Arboretum with HPW Photography. “She took images as we did the natural things we always do: hugging, holding hands, looking into each others eyes and just talking.”

These are photos that are going to fill you with joy, friends, so grab your favourite drink and settle in for the story!

It wasn’t quite love at first sight for these two, at least, maybe not quite for Esther, who laughs as she shares “The first time he asked me out, I gave a blatant “No” response. He pursued me many years after until I said yes”.




The proposal took place in beautiful South Africa, tells the bride. “We travelled to South African over Easter of 2019 to visit my family and one weeknight I was seated on the couch with my mum and I heard my sister calling me in the other living room. I went there to find my fiancée on one knee. Then my whole family came out with cameras and food etc. It was well planned and pretty special because I value family so much and for my fiancée to propose in front of them was awesome.”

On her love for Geoffrey, Esther shares “I love that he is always so calm no matter what we may disagree on. He is so patient with me. He tells me that he loves my determination and the fact I make killer meals!”