Karina and William… Where do I start with these two? I fell in love with their story, their love for family, their love for each other. And when Karina wrote that there would be 17 adults and nine “amazing nieces and nephews” all there to celebrate their wedding that was really “them,” I just about melted. Of COURSE I would do it, I nodded to myself as I read along. My business brain, on the other hand, urged me to think twice as I’d promised myself to never shoot a “double header” — i.e. two weddings in one weekend. But something about Karina and her description of her day made me want to meet her and know her and be the one to photograph their very special intimate wedding. And when I rang her to chat a bit more, she shared with me her exciting news: she + William were expecting their first child. I knew then and there that I had made the right decision in ignoring my business brain: it was MORE than right. You see, He-Pobke and I had just learned that we too were expecting our first baby. And so, with that kindred connection, I eagerly anticipated Karina + William’s celebration.
It was everything I expected and more (well, the heat was “more” for one thing). :) The love in that Sydney home was probably felt in neighbouring cities hundreds of kilometres away. There was dancing and cha-cha’s; children singing; rings being passed around for blessings; poems cited; stories told; and food. There was amazing food. (I ate and ate and ate some more.) :)
Thank you, Karina and William and your beautiful lovely families. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this amazingly intimate, preciously gorgeous ceremony. It was both an honour and privilege to be there, and I can’t wait to meet your darling new raspberry, who is bound to be so very loved by everyone in your family. Congratulations x infinity. :) xoxo