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2015.

What a massive year.  There was blood, sweat & tears – literally.  I was privileged enough to travel to some amazing places – Switzerland, Chicago, London, Germany, Paris, Thailand, Malaysia & of course, Singapore. I’m always grateful for the opportunity to travel, but over the twelve months past, I’ve never been more thankful to come home to Melbourne.

Because in the beginning of January, I asked her if she would be my home forever. She said yes. Then came planning, & yes, more planning. I’ve been a wedding photographer for some ten years now; someone who puts my heart & soul into capturing the hidden, sensate moments of what each of us often describe as the single happiest day of our lives. But this year truly gave me a new perspective on the business & the behind-the-scenes of planning a wedding. Of compromise, of honour, of family, of what is important, what we choose to value, how we choose to react. It was a year where there seemed to be a constant tension between love & fear.

Moving into 2016, in this new season as one, it’s both comfortable & new; a wonderful, comfortable newness. I said to Krystin that I felt this was a season for us to learn to live in love & freedom, without fear. We’re mid way through 2016 – & if front page news across the globe is what we choose to go by, there seems to be more reason for fear. As Waleed Aly, who is a media presenter (as well as being an academic and musician) so aptly put it during the 7PM project here: let’s send forgiveness viral. Let’s let love win.

And I’m glad that what I do is to get to celebrate love.

Mostly, I love a wedding day is a milestone where we celebrate our very best selves, in the company of those who know us best. Who we have been, who we are, who we can be. Here are a few moments that I hope show a little glimpse into how love makes us feel like we’re invincible, how in the presence of perfect love, there is the absence of fear.

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I’m thankful that I got to spend another year doing what I love, and more.

2014 was a year of new beginnings. I’m thankful that I got an opportunity to share my heart with others in the industry through the 2 workshops the Robertsons & I hosted in Melbourne & Penang. Never in my wildest dreams did I think people would invest their time & money to hear what I had to say, nor did I think that I would get so much out of teaching & giving back. I’m thankful for the wonderful couples I’ve met & the intimate moments that they have so willingly shared with me. I’m thankful that my job has taken me to countries & places I might not have ever gone. Most of all, I’m thankful that now I have someone by my side, encouraging & inspiring me to seize each moment with a sense of wonder.

And finally, thank you for being here. Here are some of my favourites from 2014. Enjoy.

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My favourite frame from Nick & Kim’s wedding over the weekend.

The more I look at this photo, my heart is full. I believe this image quintessentially represents who I am & who I strive to be as a storyteller : my love for simplicity & negative space, the honesty of the moment & the sense of wonder the image creates, with just a touch of whimsy.

Whimsical Wedding  Whimsical Wedding Honest Storytelling, with a touch of whimsy.

If you haven’t heard, I’ll be in the UK region for 6 – 8 weeks (July & August 2015), so if you are getting married in that side of the world or want to an engagement session to capture the best essence of you as a couple, do come say hello, I would love the privilege to tell your story.

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