proposal photography showing boyfriend putting engagement ring to girlfriend middle finger candid photo

Proposal photography

Backpacking couple hired Black Avenue Productions to take their romantic travel photos, which turned into a surprise marriage proposal photography. Their story:


Calvin and Eva have been together for over three years and decided to follow their dreams, quit their jobs and travel the world in 2017/2018.
Having already travelled in 14 countries and 45 cities, they planned to visit Australia before heading to their next destination.
The couple contacted us to book a three-day couple photography trip in the breath taking Grampians, one of the stunning national parks in Victoria, a few hours drive west of Melbourne.

newly engaged couple showing off her engagement ring right after a surprise proposal at The Grampians national park in Australia

Originally Calvin and Eva just wanted ‘some professional photographs’ so they can create a memorable travel journal album.
Secretly Calvin told us that he would like to propose to Eva during the trip to the Grampians and asked us to capture the special moment.

“Yes, yes, yes! This is so exciting!
We’d be honored, can’t wait to give Eva the surprise of her life!”
Lowina Blackman
hopelessly romantic photographer

happy newly engaged couple hugged for a long time at Reeds look out the Grampians in Australia during their surprise proposal photography by Black Avenue Productions


Calvin successfully sneaked out to a jewelry store in Melbourne to get the engagement ring without Eva noticing.
While they were happy to be photographed in their smart-casual attire, as this reflected the true nature of their personality and relationship, they managed to find one nice set of outfits to dress up in.
However, Calvin also requested us to prepare a wedding dress from Pretty In Love – custom made bridal gown store for Eva so the photographs could also be used as ‘pre-wedding photography’.

romantic travellers couple hiking in the forest captured by Melbourne wedding photographers Black Avenue Productions
artistic modern couple photography showing lovers in casual attire walking through the woods in Australia Mornington peninsula
cool couple sat down by the mountain hill top for their professional engagement photography session in Australia by the ocean
outdoor style girl standing on hilltop cliff overlooking the ocean and waves for her lifestyle photo shoot captured by Melbourne wedding photographers Black Avenue Productions
sweet couple hug each other on mountain top smiling for Melbourne wedding photographer Black Avenue Productions with ocean and wave background in 2017

Pre-wedding photography (engagement photography) is big a trend in Asian countries. Couples usually wear multiple outfits including wedding dresses, evening gowns and different suits for the shoot.
Engagement photos are then used for wedding invitation cards, Save the Day cards, wedding reception backdrops, wall art canvases and wedding guest books.


Staying at the picturesque small town of Halls Gap, we drove around the Grampians taking stunning photos at beautiful locations including Reeds lookout, McKenzie Falls and the Balconies.

candid moment of boyfriend propose to girlfriend captured by Melbourne wedding photographers Black Avenue Productions 2017

happy girlfriend accepting her engagement ring during a surprise marriage proposal moment captured by Black Avenue Productions in a stunning hilltop view sunrise

boyfriend surprise his girlfriend with an engagement ring on hand and propose by the balconies at Reeds look out in Australia hill cliff


Naturally, when we started shooting at the Balconies, Calvin was very nervous and Eva was non-the wiser to what was about to go down. After the surprise proposal overlooking a stunning view, Eva said, “of course, yes!”
and the rest of the day was spent celebrating.
The shoot the following day continued where we left off and included Eva wearing a white lace wedding dress that we had prepared for her.
Stay tuned for part two of their pre-wedding photo shoot trip.

proposal photography showing boyfriend putting engagement ring to girlfriend middle finger candid photo

From the bottom of my heart, I sincerely thank Black Avenue Productions & Lowina Blackman for making this surprise proposal happened!
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dark and film style photo of modern couple holding hands walking pass the jungle for their professional pre wedding photography in Australia


proposal photography showing behind the scenes image of female wedding photographer Lowina Blackman shooting candid moment of a surprise proposal at the Grampians Australia 2017 Summer
proposal photography behind the scene image showing Melbourne wedding photographer photographing married couple under sunset light on stunning hill top cliff in the Grampians Australia
amazing award winning photo of stunning bride in her lace wedding gown standing on mountain top at Reeds look out at The Grampians captured by Black Avenue Productions
Melbourne wedding photographer shooting bride and groom on top of hilltop cliff on Reeds lookout Australia in sunset
professional travel photographer in Melbourne photographing married couple by McKenzie Falls in the Grampians behind the scene image by The Black Avenue Productions
professional Melbourne wedding photographer Lowina Blackman shooting a proposal photography couple at sunset

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