Julia and Brad agreed to meet me at Lincoln’s Rock, a spot I had been dying to shoot at in the Blue Mountains, for sunset one evening so we could take their engagement photos. If you haven’t been there it’s the most incredible (and scary) cliff overlooking Wentworth Falls with a perfect natural seat to watch the sunset.

When we arrived it was quite busy with tourists, so we wandered down a bush track for a bit of privacy and a chat. As the sun got lower the most incredible light swept over the mountains and valley below us. We laughed and mucked around for a while, and then ran back up the hill to find Lincoln’s Rock completely deserted! Everyone had left before the sun actually set! Julia and Brad whipped out a picnic they had prepared, complete with fresh figs and champagne (fancy) and we sat until the sky grew dark and rain began to mist over us.

Such an incredible evening with two gorgeous souls! Couples madly in love make my job easy. Plus Jules gave me some of her homemade preserved lemons, so now they are my favourite people. Because food is the only way to my heart.


Nicola Bodle is an Australian destination wedding photographer. She captures weddings, engagements and elopements throughout Australia and the world. Based on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, she specialises in bold, honest and emotive imagery for adventurous couples and romantic souls.