four seasons engagement photos

Melbourne couple takes four seasons theme engagement photos before their Marybrooke Manor wedding with stunning results!

Four seasons theme engagement photo showing Spring time in Victoria Barrack Melbourne full of green vertical wall and purple sky

Four seasons theme engagement photos of summer time couple playing near Brighton Beach house in clear sky

Melbourne couple holding hands in front of red autumn leave forest for their romantic engagement photo by Black Avenue Productions

Melbourne couple hold hands walk on Falls Creek snow mountain for their winter engagement photo shoot by Black Avenue Productions

Pre-wedding photography (engagement photography) has been very popular in Asian countries for almost two decades. Some couples even take their pre-wedding photos before they get engaged, almost like a ‘couple’s photography’, but dressed in beautiful wedding gowns and suits.
Some couples even take their engagement photos before setting a wedding date!
Derby and Yu Sze got engaged in 2016. They contacted Black Avenue Productions and asked if they could take their pre-wedding photos over four seasons, to capture their love throughout the year instead of over one day. Naturally we love a challenge, so we said YES!

Four seasons engagement photos

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With flowers starting to blossom and the tree’s leaves coming back after winter, Melbourne’s Spring was looking beautiful as we met-up with Derby and Yu Sze to take their first season’s photos.
Wearing an elegant aqua wedding dress from Pretty In Love,
Derby looked enchanting next to Yu Sze who wore a smart looking tailored navy blue suit. Derby’s hair and makeup was done by Black Avenue Productions and the locations chosen around Melbourne included the Victoria Barracks, Flinders Street station and night view from the Yarra river in Southbank.

Night time wedding photo in front of Yarra River overlooking Langham Hotel in Melbourne with bride and groom dancing in the moonlight
bride groom portrait kissing in front of Flinders Street Station by Black Avenue Productions
candid fun bride groom walking moment captured by Black Avenue Productions
Happy bride and groom joking and laughing in black and white wedding photo style


Taking a more casual approach to the couple’s summer shoot, we headed down to Brighton to capture some romantic moments amongst Melbourne’s beach life. Brighton’s famous beach houses never fail in making an impressive backdrop to beautiful photos and the weather was perfect. We were pleased to capture Derby and Yu Sze’s casual side and have a little fun with their photos for the summer season.

four season engagement photo of young Hong Kong couple standing in front of blue ocean in sunny day
Summer time engagement photo of young engaged couple sitting by a colourful beach house in Brighton Melbourne
engaged couple happily joking and laughing by Brighton Beach house Melbourne Australia
newly engaged couple doing their pre wedding photography in front of classic kangaroo painting beach house in Brighton Melbourne
summer engagement photography by Black Avenue Productions by Brighton Beach Melbourne
artistic pre wedding photo of in love boyfriend girlfriend walking by the Princess Pier on a summer sky
happy couple resting under a tree capture by wedding photographers Melbourne
funny moment of couple chasing birds in front of Brighton Beach House captured by wedding photographers Derek Chan


Autumn leaves in orange and yellow proved to be a successful backdrop for the couple’s autumn season shoot in the Mt Dandenong Ranges. What better way to capture a couple’s romantic walk in a park?
Derby and Yu Sze wore casual winter wear attire, which contrasted beautifully with the bright colours surrounding them. Some how Autumn never fails when needing a beautiful romantic backdrop.

romantic engagement photo of couple sitting by the bench looking at the fallen leave 2017
boyfriend and girlfriend holding umbrella under the rain for their engagement photography
couple walking down the red trees forest captured by candid photographer naturally
Mt Dandenong Ranges couple standing by the bridge talking happily captured by candid wedding photographers Black Avenue Productions
boyfriend and girlfriend shoes and autumn leaves in Melbourne Australia
young boyfriend girlfriend showing love for their autumn theme engagement photo in Mt Dandenong Ranges
Melbourne engagement photography inspiration showing candid moment of couple walking and hugging at Mt Dandenong Ranges
engaged couple holding hands in front of red tree at Mt Dandenong Ranges
young professional accountants posing for their engagement photo at Mt Dandenong Ranges Australia
funny couple having fun during their pre wedding photo at Mt Dandenong Ranges Melbourne by red leaves trees
Engagement photography example of how romantic to have pre wedding photos by a red forest in a relax atmosphere


Derby and Yu Sze went all out for their winter season shoot at Falls Creek. The end result was stunning snow filled mountains and picturesque backdrops to complement their romantic photos.

boyfriend pick up girlfriend at a ski trip for their pre wedding photo in Melbourne Australia during Winter
four season engagement photos
romantic engagement photo idea showing engagement ring in a snow mountain
winter engagement photography showing young couple walking in snow mountain hand in hand in ski gear
engagement ring handing by a tree at a snow mountain at Falls Creek
award winning image of engaged couple climbing up the top of a snow mountain in Falls Creek Victoria Australia by Black Avenue Productions

Winter engagement photo at Melbourne snow mountain Falls Creek Australia

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Marybrooke Manor Wedding

When the big day finally came, Derby and Yu Sze were thrilled to show their family and friends their stunning pre-wedding photos at their wedding with extremely positive feedback. Held in this stunning venue Marybrooke Manor and incorporating a Beaty and the Beast theme, Derby wore a traditional Chinese wedding dress for their ceremony and Yu Sze looked smart in his slick formal suit. Derby later changed into her aqua wedding dress, which impressed all the guests at the reception. After a long year of shooting with us through every season, we were thrilled that Derby and Yu Sze were so happy with their photos that they could cherish for a lifetime.

bride turning her back pose for getting ready photo in Marybrooke Manor Melbourne Australia
stunning happy bride holding white peach rose wedding flower bouquet by the window at Marybrooke Manor wedding reception venue
beauty and the beast rose glass jar centre piece at Marybrooke Manor reception table
Marybrooke Manor Melbourne wedding reception
Hong Kong bride wearing red and gold Chinese wedding gown getting ready for Tea ceremony in Melbourne Australia
Hong Kong bride wearing red and gold bridal gown with bridesmaids walking towards limo car
beauty and the beast rose glass jar centre piece at Marybrooke Manor reception table

The Black Avenue Productions team will drive almost anywhere and even take overseas bookings. If you have big ideas for locations for the perfect wedding or pre-wedding photos, please let us know!

For more information about your four seasons engagement photos please email blackavenueproductions@gmail.com