I’ve had this past weekend off, and I enjoyed the respite. I spent Saturday in the city, gallery hopping with my 6 year old. I stumbled past weddings in full flight, seeing some familiar faces in the midst of their working days. To be honest, I felt a little sorry for them. Don’t get me wrong – I love shooting weddings. And I’m ever so grateful for the lifestyle that it affords me. But I also love those rare opportunities to put the camera down, and to be completely present in my children’s lives. Unfortunately it all goes so quickly!
I still have 7 weddings and an engagement shoot before I can close the book on 2016. I’m looking forward to each of them, a few in particular should be incredible. But they’ll have to pull out all the stops to top Silvio and Mel’s absolutely amazing Luminare Wedding last Saturday. I’ve shot Luminare Weddings before. Last year I shot Leo and Adele’s Luminare Wedding and was treated to an epic rainbow and incredible pink sunset. Could I be that lucky twice? You bet. I dragged Sliv and Mel out onto the deck just moments before the heavens opened and caught the last of the day’s light.
It was a long day for me. But it was made all the easier by having Ryan and Mark from Moon and Back Films along for the ride. I love working with those boys. It’s always great to share the day with like minded creatives! And to be honest, when I get home and find images like these waiting to be downloaded and shared with the couple, it makes every moment worth it…
Silvio and Melissa on the SKy Deck at Luminare, Sth Melbourne