Samantha and Jason were wed surrounded by their nearest and dearest in the garden of a family friend at The Old Farm in Winmalee. Luckily it was perfect mountains weather. Not too hot, not too cold, and beautiful colours all around.
Getting ready at the home where she grew up, Sam and her family were relaxed and jovial, dealing with any ‘mishaps’ that came along with humour and pragmatism.
Like most men awaiting their bride, Jason looked calm, handsome and just a touch nervous. A surprise ride to the ceremony in an awesome car would have taken the edge off. And then, as it usually happens, the bride walked down the aisle it would have all melted away.As much as my clients fall in love with each other, I feel like I fall in love with my clients, and their adoration and commitment to each other, with their quirks, their ‘in’ jokes and their quiet confidence in being themselves, just as they are. I feel I get to reflect on my own commitment, and renew it in my heart as I watch others make theirs and share it with their own community. With weddings in the Blue Mountains you never know what the weather will bring – snow, sunshine, mist or rain – or a combination, or all of the above! We were lucky enough to bask in warm sunlight as the afternoon light lingered.Samantha and Jason took a little time to themselves between the ceremony and the reception to pause, connect, and reflect momentarily on their commitment. A recurring theme with my clients, is that they are usually camera shy and just ‘want to have a photographer there’ without having to pose stoically, or spend hours traipsing from one location to another. That fits with me perfectly as I prefer to create moments where couples can connect, looking their best and in love as they already are, and make beautiful images that capture the genuine love and connection that down-to-earth people have and emanate on such a special day.
And then they partied.The groom made his guests laugh and his mother-in-law cry (with happiness) in his speech, they danced their first dance to Metallica’s Unforgiven and Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia made a guest appearance atop the wedding cake. Need I say any more?
The cake topper says it all. My kinda people.