Kaye and I worked together several years ago. Well, we had the same role in different regional offices but shared resources, caught up for debriefs, organised and ran training together and were part of a larger state-wide team. Over the years we developed a friendship that was cemented when I returned from maternity leave and Kaye let me know she would be going on maternity leave. Since then, I have shot an in-home six month session with their adorable Toby and his first birthday party. I was thrilled when Kaye phoned and requested to book me to photograph their wedding.
It was a five hour drive south, to Bodalla, so I loaded up the car’s SD card with photography-related podcasts and headed off on an unusually warm 26C winter day. I was staying the night before to ensure I was fresh and ready for the day ahead which also meant I was able to attend the rehearsal at the church and get to know the bridal party and some guests a little.
It was a beautiful day and I have to say, I loved how openly emotional and unapologetic the men were. There were tears when Kaye stepped out to greet her parents once she was all ready, tears of joy in many eyes as she walked down the aisle with their son and her father, tears during the speeches from Adam, his dad, his best man and his brother. The love between the bride and groom, and the joining families, was wonderful to witness and document.
The girls spent the night before in accommodation at the Bodalla Dairy Shed, where the reception was held, which was conveniently a stones throw from All Saints Anglican Church where the ceremony was held.
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