Kristina & Karl | The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Sydney University Engagement

I was so excited when Kristina told me that they had a themed idea for their engagement shoot! Once she had worked out the nuts and bolts of it, she was to email through her grand plan and we would make it happen.

I knew Kristina & Karl were both big anime fans, so it was no surprise that when that email came, Kristina revealed that they wanted to theme their shoot around an anime series that drew them closer together – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. To be honest, I had never heard of the series before (as you can guess, I’m not anime-fan!) and luckily for me, Kristina gave me the perfect picture into why the cartoon fit in so well with their own lives:

“It was one of the things Karl and I had in common when we first met each other. Aside from liking the series itself, we both identified with the main characters because their personalities and relationship dynamics mirrored ours! ¬†Haruhi (the girl) is bossy and impulsive while Kyon (the guy) is sarcastic but goes along with her plans to keep her happy

The entire cartoon series is set in a school setting, so I met them at the most academic place I could think of – the stunning grounds of the University of Sydney.

Their anime-themed engagement session was recently featured on Poptastic Bride.


Do you have any cool ideas for your own engagement or wedding shoot? I want to hear them! I want to help you make them a reality!

Photography By Jonathan David