Laura and Pete love to venture out and around the outdoors. They envisioned getting married overlooking a gorgeous valley. However, weather didn’t permit them. Two hours before the ceremony, it was wet and foggy – so they decided to change locations: they wanted their 200+ guests to “enjoy themselves, not endure it”. So laying aside their dream location, they sent a mass text out to all their guests.
Something really stood out to me though… They had an immense sense of peace and joy. Laura said “this wedding isn’t about a beautiful location”. They saw the bigger picture. It didn’t matter where it happened – they wanted to commit their lives to one another before God and their loved ones. They were embarking on an enriching adventure together.
They met when they were children, but it wasn’t until 2005 where their steady, solid friendship began (yup… friendzoned). It took many years, but their romance blossomed some 7-8 years later. I can see why they were so excited. They were literally marrying their best friend.
The rain cleared up and we were able to go to the location where they originally wanted to get married. The views were stunning, but their joy was radiant!
I am so blessed to have met these two: to have witnessed and documented the start of their adventure together has brought so much richness to my life, as I reflected on the day. Thank you.
Thank you for wrapping up 2015 in such a spectacular way. You have reminded me of the bigger picture and have brought life to these photographs.
May your marriage be more richer, radiant and beautiful than your wedding! xx
Some kind words from the couple:
“After your fiancé, the person you spend the most time with on your wedding day is the photographer. So it’s really really important that you like them.
Luckily for us, Linda is one of the loveliest people we’ve ever met. She’s fun, she’s ridiculously energetic, and, super importantly for us, she’s a great hussler. We had a huge wedding, with a seemingly endless list of mandatory group photos to capture (thanks parents). Linda got us through them with the efficiency of a sergeant major, meaning we had plenty of time to focus on the creative and artistic photos that really count. She was completely calm in the face of weather disasters (our location had to change at the last minute due to rain) and time restrictions (I was 45 minutes late to the ceremony, severely cutting into our pre-reception photo shoot time). Oh, and did I mention she takes absolutely stunning photographs?
I was a bit awkward about the whole ‘showing affection in front of the camera’ thing, but Linda gave such great direction and made us feel so completely at ease, that two or three photos into our engagement session we knew we could trust her 100% to make us look our very best.
I couldn’t recommend Linda highly enough, and couldn’t be happier with our photos. Right from the start, and right down to the last little detail she was just amazing. She responded to all our enquiries promptly, helped with venue, florist and other supplier suggestions, gave great advice about the run sheet for the big day, and at our ceremony and during the reception she was extremely subtle as she moved around capturing these beautiful candid moments, interactions and laughter.
Don’t get me wrong, it was the best day of our lives, but any bride or groom will tell you it can be hard to keep the smiles going for all the photos when your cheeks start to hurt. Linda is hilarious and just made us laugh. Again and again and again.
We can’t thank Linda enough for contributing in such a big way to our wedding.” – Laura + Pete
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