I'm a dad now, and things are harder to do now than they used to be. Some things. I used to do all-day weddings as standard because "that's what people want, Morgan" and I also used to speak about myself in the third person. It's weird. Anyway, we grow and adapt and change and that's great, that's the whole point, right? Right, Morgan?
I kicked off this year with a wedding that was just... off the hook. But first, I'll take us back a couple years.
I met Jay in 2007. TEN YEARS AGO. We were at uni in different years at the same time kinda chasing the same dream. Now I'm a wedding photographer and he's a photographer with the ADF. We keep in touch mostly via Instagram, sharing a love of documentary and street photography and awesome super camera geeky goodness.
Fast forward ten years, and the wonderful Lucy Is well and truly in his life. I get a lovely text from Jay saying that they're getting married, and that they couldn't think of anyone else that they'd rather have along to photograph the wedding than me.
Now, I used to think it's crazy getting requests from other photographers. I used to think "who, me? Not *famous-photographer* person? You're kidding, right?"
And we all do that. We all undervalue ourselves.
But I think I knocked this one out of the park, and I'm really proud of it, and it made me cry even doing this blog post in April 3 months later. And it was long, it was a good 14 hour wedding the likes of which I hadn't worked on in a while.
So, Jay and Lucy. These two are so wonderful. This wedding is full of style, but above all they are about family and friends and making sure these things are celebrated. That's why I loved this so much. I believe the images reflect that.
Vendor details follow this at the bottom too, and they were ALL just bloody A+++ so check them out too.
Married by Bianca Way
Hitched at Nishi Gallery Canberra
Danced and Made Merriment at Hotel Hotel
With shoes by Diana Ferrari
Jay wore M.J. Bale
With shoes by Aquila
Bridal head piece by Lucy Hoolihan Millinery
Hair by Hair Flair
Makeup by Kimi Sanders
Flowers and Styling by Lean Timms sourced from Jonima Flower Farm
Planned by Matthew Sykes and Juliane Strache from Hotel Hotel
Invitations by Wedding Paper Divas
Cake by: Pastry Chef Angelique from Hotel Hotel
Music by: Baker Boys Band