It’s funny how a simple little coffee goes such a long way. From the days of driving into the mountains for fun little play shoots, last minute little photo and floral exchanges, and keeping in touch as we refer each other many a bride along the way, Aleks has to be one of the most joyous, sincere people I’ve met in this busy industry. I love that girl to bits and can’t thank her enough for having me document this special afternoon as she exchanged promises of forever and became Mrs Keast. And what a beautiful celebration it was.
So here it is – a slice of the year that was, the team effort of 2013. This exercise must be one of the hardest there is to do, reviewing images taken over the last twelve months and trying to select the handful (or rather large handful in this case) that tells the story of how we spent our days and our nights. There is a peace that also comes with looking back in this way, ever grateful for the joy that is our work, and seeing the threads of life and love that have been sewn. Falling in love, celebrating commitment, cherishing that time of ‘just the two of us but almost three’, embracing what it means to be a family, peeking in at those who have made their passion their life, and being filled with a hope and excitement for so many of these relationships which mark a new chapter in life. A beginning of sorts, like the new year that has dawned upon us.
Most of all, we share this post to say a huge thank you to those who have invited us in to document these moments in their lives. We know this industry is flooded with choice and talent, and continue to be humbled as we receive enquiries and bookings which often turn into sweet relationships as the years go on. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Hello my beautiful readers. Thank you for being so wonderfully patient with me this year, and I apologise again for the lack of time spent blogging. Blogging used to be such a huge part of my waking hours and I miss it, yet somehow the time continues to escape us, no doubt spent with the little people in our lives instead, and lovingly so. Before the year is out, I wanted to share this special wedding with you. It was a wedding we had been anticipating ever since we had it in our diaries and boy was it a beauty. So many of our favourite things came together in this one wedding, but through all of this, the deep love of this couple shone through. The way they looked at each other, the way they included their families, the way they shed tears of thankfulness and smiles of joy, the way they made decisions and trusted the other…everything was so perfect. Thank you both immensely for having us there to capture your day, we know you guys are going to make each other very happy for the rest of your lives. Much love xo!
Just one frame of my beautiful friend Michelle before we get back to the editing cave. Spring has been beautiful, full of lovers and loves to document, and new and old friendships to be cherished. It’s also crazy season, shooting multiple times a week and trying to not let the editing backlog pile too high. Although we can’t really complain when our screens are filled with beautiful images like these. Happy Wednesday all! xo
Okay so I felt a little guilty for missing my Day 14 post but as much as I hate to admit it this blogging business is a little exhausting! As is all things in life, looks like here is another where moderation is key :)! In any case, thought I’d add some beautiful love and gorgeous colour to my Day 15 post with Denise and Eric’s sweet nuptials held at Quay during Vivid Festival. We were treated to such a spectacular view of the harbour, not to mention the deliciousness that comes with the location. Thank you to both of you for having me photograph your day and despite the near rain and near darkness we were working in towards the end of the location, I think you both pulled it off in style! Thank you also to the lovely Nattnee who came along to second shoot for the day, and lucky for me because she loves them dogs like you wouldn’t believe! Shoutouts also to the talented lady behind Mr&Mrs for that spectcular letterpress invite, and Aleksandra who makes me love florals a little more each time I see her creations.