Destination Earlando Wedding Whitsundays ~ Sally and James

I’m always surprised by how creative my couples are. The effort and the time, that goes into what they do and how they have done it. There is usually always a story, as to why they have done something as well.

And one thing I’ve come to truly appreciate, is that the couples who are booking me now, don’t think of weddings like weddings.

I’ve said it so many times, but now, I’m seeing it right in front of me.

All the time.

Spend the whole day, doing what makes you happy.

And when that happens, it makes for a hell of a celebration.

As I sat in the backseat, driving through the dirt roads, one of the guys point out the window to a home, on a small hill in the distance, “That’s the one. That is James’s sister’s home”.

We are in a place that is rugged and untouched. The ground is made up of wild grass, trees and animals sleeping on the hot dirt roads. I could see mountains on both sides of the car and when I looked at my phone, there was no reception, anywhere.

This location. This feeling of seclusion. It’s foreign to me.

I never got to grow up in a place like this, but for Sally and James, this was normal. This was their upbringing.

Where we were, was a place called Earlando. And it’s presence, is something that I hope everyone gets a chance to experience.

I was told that this was one of, if not, the first Earlando wedding.

I hope that this post inspires anyone who wants to break from the traditional wedding venue. I hope it encourages you to pick what you love and nothing less.

I hope it lets you feel comfortable, if you want to leave the pack.

Audio: Incompetech.com – Promises to Keep

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  • Adam said:

    Dude! Awesome stuff, loved all the little moments that made up their celebration p.s loved the location

  • What awesome photos of a fabulous day. All the magic moments have been captured!!

  • Josh said:

    Richie,

    We’ve met before, a long, long time ago. Although you probably don’t remember me, I remember you. I think our love for Final Fantasy and our siblings that used to date kinda kicked it off for us back then.
    Its been a long time since I last heard your name, until the other day my girlfriend passed a link onto me saying that “we need this photographer at our wedding”. Instantly your name brought back quite a few memories and I replied “haha, I know that guy”.

    I followed by clicking the link and began scrolling through your moments.

    I too am a wedding photographer and just recently made the change to focus more on what makes me happy. Your images aren’t images, but more like a virtual reality. You didn’t have to be there to witness the first kiss or dance, you didn’t have to be there to hear the cheers or laughter.

    You took me there.
    I could almost feel every spine tingling emotion.

    From seeing what you’ve shown me through your site, I now have a different outlook on how I will take photos.

    Thank you
    Josh


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