You could say this engagement shoot has been a long time in the making.
In the early 00′s I was touring in a bunch of different bands. Two people I happened to meet at a festival called Mick & Dez, took me and my road weary bandmates in overnight, fed us with the most incredible food and gave us comfy beds to sleep in. They also had four awesome little kids. Their oldest Jarith, was maybe 9 or 10 years old the first time I met him. I remember walking into their garage to see this quiet kid playing some serious beats on his Dad’s drumkit.
Fast forward twelve years.
Jarith was touring as a drummer and if it wasn’t for music, he may not have met one very pretty girl with fiery red hair all the way over in Salt Lake City, Utah. Brandi’s big brother happens to have been the drummer for american band Underoath (and now singer for The Almost), who was one of Jarith’s favourite bands. Long story short, Jarith and Brandi found each other on Underoath’s Instagram and before they knew it were chatting on Skype. A bunch of plane trips sealed the deal and Jarith proposed on a cliff top in Noosa to a girl who lived 7,760 miles away.
Sadly, Brandi is back in the US waiting for her Australian Visa to be approved before they can get married. It hasn’t been easy, but one day they’ll look back and have a very cool story to tell.
As an engagement present we brought the party to Brisvegas, took some portraits and even got kicked out of a timber yard. Worth it.
Brandi’s floral headpiece - Twig & Grace
Song – Kick Drum Heart by The Avett Brothers