The weddings I got to photograph in 2019, the places I got the visit and the people who I got to meet. All in a handful of images.
When I first photographed a Bahai wedding around 4 years ago, I never thought I'd do another one again. Today, I have around 10 under my belt, of around 5 different cultures, from all around Australia. These guys, they have become family to me.
Olinga and Marziah
It's been a while since I've blogged. Like, a long while. I photographed around 35 weddings this year, again, from all around Australia. I had some months where I disappeared to process and process and process.
I've had my ups and downs, with my work flow. And today, I've finally felt that urge to blog again. And I'm pretty excited about sharing this one.
Nick and Zoey's Brisbane wedding. A wedding, just around the corner from my own home.
Tomorrow, I leave for Sydney. So I'll leave this here, in my absence (again, sorry).
These are the moments that I love. It was rare to see these two, without one of their children in their arms. Always there, always hugging them, always watching them.
When your kids run up to you while you are getting married, don't ignore them or send them away.
Instead, hug them. Be with them, too.
Scott and Maree, up in Port Douglas.
On October 3rd, 2009, I married Yen.
On October 3rd, 2019, I photographed Frank and Rachael's wedding.
So Frank and Rach sent Yennie a beautiful message and tried to stop by our home to give her some flowers.
But I had left for Port Douglas the very next day. I wasn't able to see them again, but Frank and Rach, thank you for being two very thoughtful souls and doing that for us.
And hey, a photo of me with Frank and Rach - a photo we sent Yennie that night.
About a 10 hour drive, north west of Brisbane, is Springsure, a little town surrounded by hours and hours of dry land.
Thanks to this mountain, it's quite green compared to it's surroundings, which flows with gushing rainfalls during the rainy seasons. I never got to witness this, but whenever you mentioned this mountain to the locals, their eyes would light up with stories to share.
Ali and Ray, under the Springsure mountain.
Nick and Zoey, at their family home, where they were married.
Damn. This light just suckers me in, again and again.
Man, I can't get enough of these guys.
Kozzy and Lydia, a Bahai wedding in Rockhampton.
When Khosrow found out I wasn't able to photograph his wedding, he wrote me a letter; A letter of sadness and tears. My heart hurt reading it, while at the same time I felt humbled and honoured, that someone held what I do so closely to them.
But, it was his family that organised me to be there, as a present to Kozzy, in secret. Without him knowing, they organised everything.
As I stood in his home, the day before his wedding, he was working outside and everyone watched us as we casually made eye contact.
He stood there, looked at me, walked over, then he hugged me. He hugged me for a few seconds, until he finally stepped back and said, "I'm so happy you are here".
I didn't know what to do. It was one of the most touching moments in my photography career. My heart, it was warmed.
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