We love how lifestyle sessions capture a snapshot of your life at a certain stage. I can guarantee that images like these by Sydney wedding photographer AMELIA SOEGIJONO will be fondly looked back on for years to come. Amelia outlines the shoot for us;

"When we discussed how to tell Michela and Sean's love story, instead of looking back at their relationship journey, we decided to cast our hearts towards their future - their dream life. Michela is a gifted doctor with an enormous heart who feels a deep call into her profession. She advocates especially for women’s mental health. So naturally, a glimpse of their dream life hovers around the feels of self-care, solitude, inner balance, love and of course Sean - where she feels most at home.

Living by the waters is a must and a necessity. Michela and Sean brought along the books they are currently reading. They sipped wine as they lounge around the quiet jetty, enjoying the soft murmurs of the waves and the expanse water view where this little piece of heaven in Avalon - feels like it belongs to them only.

As Sean was absorbed in his reading, we took a moment for Michela to sit and ponder about her dear late mom. Sean gifted Michela her mom’s favourite lily flowers earlier. She is filled with gratitude as she immersed herself in her darling mom’s memories. She was deep in thought as she thought about her mom smiling down from heaven, giving her blessings as she was about to embark on a new chapter as a wife to Sean. The atmosphere was thick with love, and Michela’s mom’s presence was undoubtedly tangible. It was one of the sweetest and most tender moments I have ever experienced as a storyteller. I am so thankful to be a part of it. At that moment, I realised Michela's passion to help others must have a lot to do with her mother's heart. Sean is so lucky to have such a wife with this generous heart.

Sean is happiest when he surfs, so off we went to their happy place - the beach! As they dip into the waters under the summer sun, laughing their hearts out, twirling joyfully, celebrating love and life - my camera is bursting with delight, knowing that these photographs are going to be beyond beautiful to them. These photographs not only share a glimpse of what their future life will be - but it gifted them obvious evidence that their dream life is actually already here - in each others’ hearts."

A huge thank you to Sydney wedding photographer AMELIA SOEGIJONO for sharing this beautiful lifestyle shoot with us today. If you're a Sydney bride be sure to check out more of Amelia's work in our vendor guide. As a wedding photographer Amelia is invested in your love story. "Working with you is not just another job to be completed but it is truly an honour and a gift and my life's work." You might also want to check out this Intimate Modern Wedding Inspiration at The Ritz, Paris.