I recently photographed Felicity and Jono shortly after they got engaged. This lovely couple met when they were just 17 at a Christian leadership camp. Their love and friendship started to blossom when they went on trip to Fiji together as part of their gap year between school and university. Apparently Jono’s iPod broke whilst they were in Fiji and Felicity came to rescue by sharing her playlist with him! Their friendship and feelings for each other grew during this trip, but it was only after they returned home to Australia that they started dating.
After a couple of years of dating Jono decided to propose! Felicity and Jono had talked about getting married but Felicity was not expecting the proposal to happen on a random Monday night after university. She did say that she was a tad suspicious given the fact that Jono’s hands were wet with sweat and he kept checking his phone without allowing Felicity to see what he was looking at.
Before meeting up with Felicity on the night of the proposal, Jono filled a picnic basket with Felicity’s favourite books, flowers, CDs, chocolates as well as an engagement ring. His friends then planted this picnic basket at Camp Cove which is North of Watson’s Bay. This is a place of great significance to Felicity as she had been going to the beach there since she was a child. When Felicity came upon the picnic basket she was so excited by the gorgeous gifts in the basket that she didn’t at first notice the engagement ring. In fact Jono had to retrieve it from the basket to show her. Luckily Felicity said yes to Jono’s proposal without hesitation.
As the couple had previously spoken about getting married, Felicity was able to help choose her ring. They found the ring on ETSY, which is an arts and crafts website. After purchase, the ring was made for them and shipped to Australia from New York.
Felicity and Jono are getting married on the 17th December at their local church near Bondi! After this Jono is going to start his work experience as a town planner while Felicity finishes her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy at Sydney University.
A few words from Jono + Felicity.
‘Like most people we are not naturally comfortable getting our photographs taken. We were amazed by the way James made us feel relaxed and it was just like hanging out with a good friend. James used techniques and games to take away the awkwardness that we initially felt. Before we undertook this photo shoot with James we didn’t have any nice photos together and we were blown away by how good the photos were.
As a photographer, you really couldn’t get anyone better than James. He made us feel relaxed and the final product was amazing!’