Mel and Rocky's sunset session at Hillarys Beach Perth.

I recently met with Mel and Rocky for a beautiful sunset session at Hillarys Beach just north of Perth in Western Australia on a gorgeous Autumn day. Mel told me that the beach is her and Rocky's most favourite place in the world to spend their time together.

This particular day the weather was spectacular! The clouds were being blown around gently in the breeze and creating the most stunning patterns throughout the sky.

We began the session early and captured some fabulous shots of the adorable Rocky sitting atop one of the dunes. We had the ocean in the background with the lowering sun behind peeking out from around him. He looked sooo happy sitting there with that giant Staffy smile gazing into the camera. He was such a patient boy modelling for us while he waited for the opportunity to expend some serious energy.

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After his few photos taken on the dunes he went for a frolic along the beach. He weaved in and out of the gentle waves enjoying the freedom and fresh ocean air. 

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Rocky then decided that enough was enough, it was time to get into the water for some cooling off. I mean what little Staffy boy wouldn't want to partake of a quick dip after such antics!

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Mel then found a stick and began gently teasing him with it. She was having as much fun as he was dancing through the sand waving the stick above him. The sky had turned a vivid pink and Mel and Rocky looked magical in this beautiful light.

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The sun began to dip a little lower and the gorgeous sunset colours began to make themselves known. A deep yellow appeared, and we captured Rocky whisking by, following the line of the water with the blazing yellow as a most stunning backdrop.


Soon the sun dipped down low onto the horizon and the deepest colours of yellows and oranges made their appearance. Their energy expended, Mel and Rocky enjoyed the radiance of the setting sun and contemplated how beautiful nature can be. With the feel of the cool water on their feet they felt refreshed and invigorated, also a little worn out after their playful antics. They crouched down together and bid farewell to the day. 

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They turned to each other and gazed lovingly into each others eyes. Silent thoughts of love, acceptance and pure gratitude were flowing between them, as they contemplated the blessing they've been given of having each other in their lives.

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Would you like a sunset beach photo session of you and your best friend? Give me a call during business hours on 0439 906 523 or drop me an email at