UPDATE: Mystery lovebirds found after Hillarys lighthouse sunset photos social media campaign


A couple’s romantic moment at the Hillarys lighthouse was captured by Perth photographer Rod Maldon. Pictures: Rod Maldon
A couple’s romantic moment at the Hillarys lighthouse was captured by Perth photographer Rod Maldon. Pictures: Rod Maldon

UPDATE: Perth’s mystery lovebirds have been found – and can now be revealed as Maylands couple Lauren Exell and Dan Smyth.

The pair is originally from the UK and moved to Perth only five weeks ago.

As photographer Rod Maldon suggested, the pair were in fact in the midst of a proposal – and Lauren said yes.

“One of my cousins has lived here for two years and I am a fitter working on mine machinery,” Dan said.

Lauren and Dan said they were hoping to make Perth their permanent home, but were currently on working visas.

They discovered the photos online and say they were blown away with how perfectly Maldon had captured their engagement.

“This is so crazy,” Lauren said.

The pictures were taken at sunset on Friday, June 22 in Hillarys and shared around Perth and across the country.

Rod now plans to meet up with the pair in person.

They originally got engaged in Thailand on April 3, but sent the ring back to the UK after the band broke, and Mr Smyth proposed again at the lighthouse on June 22.

 

EARLIER: A PHOTOGRAPHER and the social media community are searching for two lovebirds enjoying a romantic moment in Hillarys on Friday evening.

Photographer Rod Maldon took photos of the couple on the lookout at Hillarys Boat Harbour at sunset on June 22.

“I saw these two up on the lookout tower at about 5pm,” he said.

“I have no idea who you are, but it was an amazing backdrop.”

A couple’s romantic moment at the Hillarys lighthouse was captured by Perth photographer Rod Maldon. Pictures: Rod Maldon

Facebook group Perthling has been on the case to unite the two Perth lovebirds with the photographer.

“Surely it was a she said ‘yes’ kind of moment,” group founder Carmen Braidwood said.

“We’d love to find the happy couple so they can treasure these amazing images.”

The Perthling post has been shared widely by social media users equally keen to see a fairytale ending.