This wedding was everything my dreams are made of: the adelaide hills, homemade carrot cake wedding cake, amazing music, people who love to dance, the best florals ever and not to mention: the best bride prep space i've seen in a long while thanks to Bec's beautiful friend Katie. But really, this beautiful March wedding was just such a gem. Arky & I co-shot this one, and left with the biggest grins. Liam and Bec, thank you for putting on one hell of a wedding, and trusting us to be the ones to capture it.
"Thats it. You have it. My whole heart, for my whole life."
Well, my apologies because it's now mid-March and this beautiful Al Ru Farm wedding was my second to last of 2016, on December 30th. I delivered this beautiful day back in January and have been meaning to blog it since.
Tristan & Stephanie put on such a low key day, filled with so much dancing and high energy. I remember at our last communication before the wedding, Steph said: "I just want formalities done, I want to dance." And that we did. That's how a wedding should be, right?
T&S were just so clearly excited to be marrying one another and I loved that. The other stand out for their day was Steph learning a song on piano to surprise Tristan with during speeches. It melted my heart, so I can only imagine how Tristan felt. Love, love, love.
"You are my whole heart, for my whole life."
Amelia & Pat were married at the beautiful Loreto college in Adelaide, on such a perfect weather day. We had some shocking weather days in October, so the fact that they got sunshine and such a mellow temperature set the day off beautifully. Their gorgeous reception was both indoors and outdoors at the Art Gallery of South Australia, filled with delicious food, beautiful music and a group of people who rocked the dance floor right up until midnight. It was the kind of the day that just unfolded so well, and such a reflection of these two gorgeous individuals.
I am not exaggerating when I tell you that these two people are two of the kindest souls I have been lucky enough to work for. A few weeks back, I was walking around Tokyo and managed to pick up some random wifi long enough to hear my emails ding. I continued to open the most beautiful email from these two with regards to their freshly received photographs. The very late nights and editing marathon were instantly worth it. Hell, it was worth it before then.
In this business, and many creative businesses, you put so much soul into your work. You work your bottom off on the day, but those hours after, they are all about making corrections to light, colour and tone until you can't even decipher the differences anymore. I'm my biggest critic, and I am almost never completely feel satisfied with my own work. And that is because all I want, at the end of the day, is for the person or people receiving the photographs to be one hundred and fifty percent in love with the product. I don't want them to love it, I need them to love it. It's a blessing and a curse because although they may love it, you don't always get a thank you. People are busy, traveling, working, living. But when you do, and it's like the one from these sweet souls, you cry a little bit in the middle of the street.
Thank you to you both. For not only inviting me into one of the greatest days of your life, but for reminding me of why it's worth it. You helped me a lot that day. Gratitude always wins.
All my love X