A common thread weaves through the weddings that we document. The thread exists no matter the size of the wedding, the number of guests, the simplicity or extravagance of the day, or even the location.
The common thread is this. A couple in love. Making their wedding vows and promises, and spending a relaxed day celebrating those promises with the people who mean the most to them. Whether these promises are made at a lengthy Catholic mass in a beautiful cathedral or during 10 minutes at the Brisbane Registry Office they have the same weight.
Themed photoshoots and gorgeously styled weddings are huge at the moment. I love photographing beautiful details and stylish weddings as much as the next photographer. But to me, all the glitz and the glamour is a bonus. I’m a wedding photographer because of people and moments, not things.
Del and Lucas’s wedding is the smallest and simplest wedding I’ve photographed. But it’s possibly the wedding that has impacted me the most. Of all the people who could have been present on this day. Here I am. In this moment. Taking photos to tell the honest and real story of this wonderful couple’s wedding day.
5 years ago today Katie and I made some important promises to each other. Sometimes these promises aren’t the easiest to keep, but they are always worth it. Each wedding I photograph reminds me of those promises. Sometimes in a small way. Often in a big way, like at Del and Lucas’s wedding.
Happy marriage Del and Lucas. Happy 5th anniversary Katie. Thanks for loving me even though I stumble more often than I walk.
Usually I post a bunch of captions throughout a blog post. I think I’ll let the photos tell the story this time.