A lot of people have been raving about this cute couple pictures since I posted these on my Instagram. A sugarcane fields photoshoot in Mauritius is not the norm, so we had much love for exploring new ideas.
This photoshoot was done during my first photographer mentorship session I held for a good friend, Llyod. He is a passionate wedding photographer in Mauritius and has a photography company with a friend. He needed this workshop to unlock his creativity and have a little boost in his career. We planned the photoshoot for weeks, we wanted it to be a great experience for us both to benefit and it was so rewarding!
We have known the couple, Anais and Mathieu, since we were in the Scout mouvement, that’s how the two of them met as well. The four of us were in the same scout group and did many adventures together.
Weather was perfect and both of them was super easy in front of the camera. They are that cute couple, who will do some goofy stuff right when we put the camera down, but we managed to capture some of those funny moments.
Fact: The sugarcane plant was introduced in Mauritius in 1639 by the Dutch colonizers to produce artisanal rum. The first sugar mill was set up at Villebague in 1745. Subsequent colonial powers (France and then Great Britain) used the slave trade and the indentured labour system to expand and consolidate the industry.
Source: A ROADMAP FOR THE MAURITIUS SUGARCANE INDUSTRY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
SECOND PART OF THE SHOOT
The second part of the photoshoot we went to the beach by Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa. This is where I used to do a lot of wedding photography and honeymoon. We took some stunning portraits in the sand, and with the palm trees. The sun was there, lighting up the bleu turquoise water, but it was too cold for a swim unfortunately. During the winter, if you are lucky, you can even watch pod of dolphins surfing in the sea from that beach.
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