The reason I am a wedding photographer is because of Ben.
I was living in the middle of the desert 550kms north west of Alice Springs when Ben walked through my door and changed my life.
I remember feeling shy because I was wearing an old t-shirt covered in paint and Ben was all sharp in his cool little hat. I invited him for dinner. It wasn’t romantic its just what you do when you’re living remote like that and visitors come into town. That night there was a lightning storm and Ben and I sat on an old dirty bench and laughed till our bellies hurt. We kicked around in the sand with the ants and laughed.
Ben has loved and laughed me into life. Love like that gives you new ways of seeing the world and it makes you value what’s really important to you. It makes you live your life fully and take hold of it with both hands and shake it right up. Sometimes I feel so humbled by the way his simple love has changed me that it makes me blink back tears. It’s because of Ben that I believe in love stories.
Ben is the reason that I see the beauty in every wedding.
Ben and I were married under a mango tree in Byron Bay on my Mum’s farm… we laughed, danced, cried, ate, sang and drank with all of the important people in our life and it was wonderful.
We are so lucky. Life has decided to hand us one of the most incredible experiences it can offer….
Rafael has bewitched us. Like a cyclone he has drawn us into his vortex and enchanted us with his little gummy smile. “First we had each other, then we had you, then we had everything”
So now we are three and sometimes Ben and Rafi travel with me to my weddings… if you look through my pages you’ll see them peeking through some of the frames. Always in my sights…
Here’s one true thing: I am in this with all my heart.
The two pictures above were taken on the same day. We were walking through the park when Rafi started crying. I stopped, handed the camera to Ben and nursed Rafi right there. Ben took a picture in that moment and this is it. It is precious to me. These are my boys and I love them dearly. So now that you know about me, stick around! Check out some weddings that I’ve shot below…