Aldinga locals, Ely and Ryan, are beach lovers.
So when I asked them where they wanted to go for their complimentary engagement session, I wasn’t surprised when they agreed to Sellicks Beach, the spot where Ryan asked Ely to be his wife. And what a spot for Ryan to pop the question!
Whenever I go to Sellicks I feel like I’m at the end of the world, in a good way. As you walk south along the wide sandy beach, it eventually tapers off and gives way to tall cliffs that support green rolling hills from up high. It is gorgeous, with a host of natural colors that makes a photographer’s creative heart go pitter patter. Secluded and far from the hustle and bustle of all of Adelaide’s busier beaches, it really is a gem in the south and a romantic spot, perfect for an adventurous couple like these two.
Ely and Ryan, avid footy players and physical education teachers, were not fussed about the long walk I proposed at the start of the session. We probably walked 45 minutes in total, climbing over rocks and nature-made platforms that overlooked the beach. When we started our adventure the sun was bright in the sky and we could see dolphins playing far out in the distance. By the time the sun was setting we were at the far end of the beach and thirsty, so plans to go to the Victory Hotel for a drink and dinner were made.
Over dinner, it was so nice to get to know these two better, from how they met as teachers, the love they have for their dogs and very importantly, all the plans for the wedding day. Ben, my husband and their second shooter joined us, and together the four of us came up with a rough timeline that suited their wedding day needs.
All in all, it was a great evening. Their wedding is this weekend in Langhorne Creek and I can’t wait to see these two all dolled up to say I do.