The middle of winter in the Blue Mountains is a truly special time. It is when hot chocolate and mulled wine come out, where knitted blankets find their home, where the tones are moody and the weather still.

Rachel Levingston Photography took to the mountains with Georgia and Matt for today’s engagement session. With Landslide Lookout, as their backdrop, a knitted blanket and hot drinks in tow, the magic happened. Georgia noting “We loved Rachel! She was all about our warmth and comfort on the day of the shoot, bringing tea, hot chocolate and blankets to keep us from freezing in the wind.”

It was in high school that this pair first met, says Georgia. “We met back in high school during a year 11 biology class. We had an assignment to do in the bush behind the school which Matt wanted help with, so he sparked up a conversation by messaging me and we kept going from there!”

On what she loves about her future husband, Georgia shares “I love everything about Matt, but I especially love the way he can make me laugh. We’re both pretty goofy with each other which is always lots of fun.” Matt, on Georgia, says “I love how kind and caring Georgia always is. She does whatever she can to make sure I’m happy and comfortable in any situation.”

Matt wanted to pop the question after a romantic dinner for two, but it didn’t quite work out. Second time lucky! He shares “I had planned to propose on a walk across the river after going for dinner, and I’d been sitting uncomfortably with the ring box in my back pocket the whole time. I was incredibly nervous and Georgia was tired and wanted to go home, so that was the end of that plan.

Instead, we went to Mt Annan Botanical Gardens on Valentine’s day for a picnic and after some food, I got on one knee and popped the question.”