Undercover Lovers

When your regular engagement shoot just won't cut it

I don't often do engagement shoots in my line of work. That's not to say I don't do them, it's just with my previous job taking up most of my time I didn't have time to do such shoots during the working week. But when an opportunity comes along that has a very unique proposition, it's hard to resist the lure of a new challenge.

Eunice contacted me in regards to her idea for a photoshoot. Her and her fiance Junyuan, henceforth dubbed James (as in James Bond), were coming to Melbourne to celebrate their engagement with a tour of some famous landmarks within the city and also to drive along the coasts to see the likes of the penguins at Phillip Island and the Twelve Apostles on their way to Adelaide.

Her idea was simple; to follow them both around the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne whilst they do some shopping. The catch is that James doesn't know about this, he is totally unaware. She wanted the shoot to be undercover, in the style of the paparazzi following a celebrity as they go about their daily routine. The only caveat is to not get caught because James is somewhat shy and doesn't like his photo being taken.

Sadly, she had asked many other photographers about helping out with this shoot and they rejected her because it was not "what they do". That's a sad indictment of the industry that your own "image" might be tainted by some couples different idea of what THEY want.

Challenge: ACCEPTED