This was probably one of the shortest but most rewarding shoots I’ve ever done.

Caroline & Jaye married a couple of years ago but didn’t have any relaxed pictures of the two of them. On an unseasonally wet evening in Sydney I’d convinced them to spare 10 minutes of time with a view of getting a single WOW image. Only an hour earlier a huge storm had passed over the City and no sooner as the rains stopped we headed into the centre of town.

The Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most iconic and highly photographed structures – and for good reason. However a few days before I’d seen a less commonly photographed aspect. Walking along the wharf in the Rocks, almost directly beneath the Harbour Bridge, I’d noticed an interesting arrangements of street lights on a slatted boardwalk.

All in all I took 15 shots, including the four here, two shots without the couple for my personal collection, and a few test shots. All of the shots were taken using the ambient light that was available to me on the day. If I was to choose a favourite it would have to be the portrait image with the Opera House back-lighting the couple. What is yours?




Richard Murgatroyd Photography is a London wedding photographer bringing a natural, documentary approach to telling the story of your special day. You can see a selection of Richard’s wedding portfolio here.

Richard also offers short photoshoot sessions for couples, to celebrate their engagement, impending wedding, or just because! They typically last about two hours and can be at a location of your choice, from city centres to the coastline, and across the UK and overseas. You can find out more about Richard’s couples and engagement shoots here.

Sydney Engagement Photography by London-based Destination Wedding Photographer Richard Murgatroyd


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