Emma and Brayden's Love Story
A beautiful sunrise engagement Photoshoot at Carlo Sandblow.
There was a cool wind blowing and it was dark at first.
But when the sun came up over the water it was magical and totally worth the 3.30am start.
Emma and Brayden have been good friends for over 12 years but have been together just two years.
Brayden made the first move and the rest is history.
How did he propose?
"It's a tradition in Brayden's family that on Christmas Eve one family member picks one another person to give an early gift too, Brayden had picked me so I assumed he'd pick something from under the tree to give me. After each person gave their gift the other I was then blind folded and walked through the house out the back, I had no idea what to suspect but I can assure you it wasn't a proposal. After my blind fold was removed I found myself standing under a sea of fairy lights that Brayden has hung all over a big tree out the back, I looked down and there he was on one knee. He asked me to marry him and through a lot of happy tears and complete shock I finally managed to get the words out "absolutely yes." "
What does Emma love about Brayden?
"So many things, but let's cull what is a very long list down to three so this doesn't become a 1000 word essay. For starters, his strength as a person, There is nothing he won't do to succeed and provide whatever he can for his family. I don't think there is a single thing he wouldn't do for the ones he loves.
His kind nature, whenever there is someone in need, he will offer his help, even if he's never done it before or has no prior knowledge on whatever it is he's offered to assist for, he will give it his absolute best shot anyway just to help a friend, neighbour, family, no matter who.
And last but absolutely not least, his humour, everyday without a doubt he can make me laugh uncontrollably. I love that about him. This man is an absolute ten and i am grateful for him every single day."
What does Brayden love about Emma?
"Absolutely everything, high and low, good and bad. From her gorgeous smile to the way she makes me feel like no matter what, she will always be my rock. The countless hours just talking and laughing about the most serious to the simplest of things and how effortless it is.
I love her ability to turn my mood upside down on the worst of days and how she can make the good days shine that little bit brighter. I love her generous, kind loving nature and how she is always putting other people first. I love that she's hard working, yet gentle at heart, that she's no scared to go for what she wants yet humble in her triumphs.
Most of all, I love that she makes me feel like that there is no problem that is unsolvable, that no goal in unreachable, and that I can be myself completely with no filter with complete acceptance."
What are your hopes and plans for the future?
"To create the greatest empire with each other, achieve amazing things and have a family of our own."
How would you describe your relationship?