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Thursday, November 7, 2013  |  Weddings

A Twilight & Fairylights Wedding: David & Casey

"Even after all this time, the Sun never says to the Earth - 'you owe me' - Look at what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky. "
It is always the most special weddings, dear to my heart, that I seem to always be at a loss for words. For those that know me, my written form doesn't find itself in that situation often. I tend to know what to say with my pen, almost always. So, when I was putting this blog post together, it wasn't a surprise when I found it difficult to muster the right words to express this wedding the way it deserved to be expressed. So, I've opened with the above seems fitting for these two and what I know of them, over the short period of time I have watched them :) 
If it were up to me, I'd be typing up something much less inspiring and definitely less adequate... For how do you re-tell a love story, that spans 10 years? How do you communicate a relationship, that over a decade, stored treasure troves of patience, generosity, understanding, unconditional love, an incredible joy and love for those around them, and that special uncanny ability to laugh not only with each other, but at themselves. I've always been a believer that a couple is in for a long long happy path together if they know how to not take themselves and life too seriously, and these two are no exception ;)  
When I looked around the room that night, while the ties and shoes came off on the dancefloor, while the plates and champagne glasses were emptied and dried, and the night was coming to a close, it was evident just how much these two meant to the people in the room. It exuded through the air, and soaked through you like a warm summer breeze....inviting, comfortable, and a wanting for it to linger for as long as possible. I don't know how to explain it justly... You just have to know David and Casey personally to understand just how likeable they are :) So, doing this post was hard and easy all at once... and I could not have been happier to watch no longer a colleague, but a friend of mine get married to the woman that is his whole world...I just hope my photos do better justice than my apparent rambling of non-creative words.  
Congratulations David and Casey. It has been a long time coming, but you made it to the threshold of this door... and forever has only just started for you both :) I'm so glad you have finally made it to the start of this very special journey together. And I hope these images are just a tiny keepsake to continue reminding you as the years roll on, just how very much you both mean to each other.  
ps: There is a very special slideshow at the end of this post. So make sure you scroll down and watch it. I promise you it is worth the play :) So grab your popcorn, get cosy, and enjoy the end result :)  
The bride in her BEAUTIFUL custom creation, by Celest Thoi :) Hair and makeup by the talented Amy Chan :)
And look at all that snazzy groom wear! Made by the genius that is known as P Johnson Tailors :)
And then... there was the epic creation, that was their reception and ceremony space at Sun Studios, embellished by the talents known as The Bridal Collective, and Chanele Rose Flowers. Just look what I mean.... I was in awe when I saw this space finished on the day.
Oh.... and a note has to be made about Aria's AMAZING catering that night. The food was absolutely DIVINE :)
Then it got very emotional, as David started sharing pieces of the past. So heartfelt. Very swallow-lump-in-your-throat, worthy.
Then, to end my coverage of the night.... the couple danced to Adele :)
And to end, here is that very special video I wanted to share with you. It has alot more frames from this wedding not shown in this post along with some special video snippets... so do grab a seat, get comfy, and enjoy the show. I promise you it will be worth the minutes in front of your screen :)  
**Special thanks to Evan Luo for the video slices :D*** 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013  |  Weddings

A Seaside Mixmatched Vintage Wedding: Chelsea & James

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013  |  Weddings

Beach Wedding: May and Reuben

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Monday, July 8, 2013  |  Weddings, Personal

The Love Story Project

kay, I'm going to finally put this out there. A huge part of me is scared, because I don't know if any of you will care, or find this pursuit of mine interesting, or even worthy of paying attention to. BUT.... 
After thinking about this idea for the better part of a few years, I'm taking the plunge to try and actualize a personal project of mine. For my whole life, I've been fascinated with love and marriage...and how something so beautiful is also so complicated and hard. Much like finding a diamond in the rough, My own personal experience has taught me that marriage isn't easy and that it isn't at all like hollywood portrays, but that it is SO worth it if you fight for it. It takes alot of polishing and shining in the form of hard work, and tears, patience, sacrifice, and a myriad of other things to make it as beautiful as it can be, and even then we are still not perfect or experts. However, my story is just one in probably thousands, millions even. And so, I want to hear those stories. Because we can get so very lost or jaded in today's crazy day and age, where lasting love is rare...or the belief in it is slowly becoming endangered which makes me so sad. So... I'm on the quest to find married couples who have a story to it yourselves, or your parents, or even your grandparents!! 
If you are a married couple, or know of any married couples (of any age, religion, race, culture, duration of marriage ) who have an inspiring story, or have inspired/touched you with their love and marriage, I'd love to :  
1) photograph them, and 
2) tell their story.  
The story doesn't have to be grand or anything. Inspiration comes in all forms... small or big, in simplicity or through challenges. 
I'm going to be putting together a book to celebrate love and marriage, and the end result will be a very special surprise that will hopefully touch your hearts and make you believe in love, and that it can last. If you are interested to be part of this, or know of anyone who would be willing to be part of this, please send to us via email at
a) your names/the couple's names 
b) how long you/the couple have been married for 
c) your love story and (THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART:) what you believe makes (your) marriage strong/work/last/stay strong...or if you are submitting for someone else, their love story and ESPECIALLY why they have touched/inspired you/others in the area of love and marriage.  
c) video submissions will definitely get some bonus points and are highly welcome so I can get to know you and your beautiful faces over the miles (if you are far away! :D) 
I'll be picking one couple a month and hope to pick one for July/August in the next week or so. Couples picked, will of course get a handful of about 20 images, (as well as your story written personally by myself, as a keepsake to maybe share with your future generations) to keep as a token of thanks for your beautiful contribution.  
A last PS and SIDE NOTE: for all those wondering, this isn't a quest to give out free photos. I really am passionate about telling a couple's story. So pretty please think about that part of my blog post. I'm looking for married couples with stories to tell Thank you!!  
Okay world. This is in your hards now. I'm kinda petrified and a little embarrassed because of the prospect that this may not go anywhere.... and I don't know how many of you will care, BUT if you do, or this has sparked something in you, please do pass the word around. Share it with your friends. Share it with your family. Tell people at work, at church, wherever. It would mean the world to me :) 
And because no post is ever complete without a photo, here is one from a wedding I hope to blog soon :)  

Friday, February 15, 2013  |  Weddings

Fiji Destination Beach Wedding: Anna and Johnny

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