Now, it seems like I never know where I am headed, one week or the next. I look at my schedule and I see what I have in the coming days, but I try not to look further. I figured out, my brain does this as a protection mechanism. I don’t try to pre-think what I do and where I want to go.
I just go on the day, and then, I capture. That’s my secret to my images.
A few months back, I shot a Rockhampton wedding. The couple, Sage and Emily. I know I’ve said this over and over again, but it’s because it’s true. Again, I was treated as family from the moment I was picked up at the airport.
They took me into their family home and gave me a home cooked dinner. Their parents and siblings, constantly checking up with me, “Can I fill your cup up?”. But I realised it wasn’t just them and their family that was like this. It was everyone that they associated with.
I visited a local street, that offered fruit and vegetables along the footpaths to the general public. Everyone, was welcome to pick whatever they wanted. People they didn’t know, could go and take anything without a word or any kind of expectation. Then, I find out that this was thanks to their family friends. This is what they organised.
I remember laying in bed that night, staring at the lightly lit ceiling. These are the kinds of people I get to meet. These are the kinds of people that have taught me more about life.
My couples, they have helped me become the way I am today.
I’ve been blogging a few weddings lately and I’ll try to keep it up. For this post, I have changed the way I’ve done the images. I’m a huge believer of less is more and I’ll never change that. But today, I wanted to share a tad more of what I do. I’m quite strict with myself in keeping my posts to the story only and because of this, I have to exclude images I love. I always have. In the post, I’ve included just a select few more images, so you can see what I really do, rather than just the story.
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