I can honestly say that I’ve had dreams about these images since the day Nick and Vicky got engaged. Spending the past week with these guys and their families in Queensland was beyond EPIC in every sense of the word. Here’s a few frames from Day one’s engagement session at Nick’s Favourite skate spot, Elanora bowl. I cant wait to share more from the last weeks adventures with them on the coast.
The last couple of months has been pretty special for me. I’m constantly reminded that I have one of the best jobs on the planet. In just 2 short months I’ve managed to travel 37,500 km around the globe to photograph 3 weddings, 2 engagement sessions, a wedding editorial, 4 portrait sessions, 2 fashion editorials and even squeezed in a wedding fair. With all that crazy going down, I’ve little time to board the blog train.
Tomorrow morning we fly out again, this time for the Gold Coast! To document one of our all-time favourite people in the world tying the knot. So to tie you over while I’m away this week, I thought I’d share with ya’ll a few frames from The Felesky Families portrait session. Shot recently in one of the most beautiful Rocky Mountain towns, Canmore. I first had the pleasure of photographing Rebecca and her two (beyond cute) little girls Sophia and Anna late last year when I was in Canada for another wedding. This year Wade aka Dad was also able to join in for round 2 of the family portrait session. Wade and Rebecca whatever your secret to parenting is: write it down, print it out and publish it! You only have to see your little girls interact together for 5 minutes to know there’s a lot of love in their lives, thanks to you. Take a few minutes to checkout these cheeky monkeys picking flowers, telling jokes, catching lady bugs and conquering monkey bars.
Thank you to each and everyone of you for sharing your stories and entering the draw to win All-Day Wedding Coverage and Ceremony Styling by Igby Productions. After spending the last 24 hours reading through literally hundreds of incredible entries … The winner is now official!
Today is my 32nd birthday and when you already have as much love in your life as I do. I figure there’s no better way to spend the day than by paying it forward to make someone else’s day. A massive congratulations to the lucky couple, Kathryn and Brendan who entered the draw with one of the most uniques stories I’ve ever heard.
Here’s a small part of their incredible proposal story they shared in their entry…
“Brendan is a builder/carpenter, being a tradie you would think he would be a bit rough around the edges, but he is a softy and a true romantic at heart. He has been working on an upgrade at the Melbourne Aquarium since Feb this year. In the evening on Saturday the 13th July 2013 Brendan’s friends had put a night together for him at the MCG to raise awareness and to raise funds for testicular cancer. Before we got there, Brendan was saying to me all week he had organised with the curator at the Aquarium for us to go and feed the penguins after hours. So we arrived all dressed up, you would think I would be suspicious as we were all dressed up in suits and heels, but no I was excited to feed penguins!! He took me down to the shark tank area, and said we have to wait here until the public leaves and the Curator will come and get us. So oblivious me wandered around looking at the sting rays and sharks for 20 mins, while the public slowly left…. once they were all gone, Brendan pointed me over to one side to AGAIN look at the sting rays, I was getting concerned we were running late for the MCG…All of a sudden music started playing, “I want to grow old with you” from the wedding singer (this is a song that whenever we are in the car together I play and sing to Brendan like an idiot, to which he rolls his eyes but always laughs and sings along to). As soon as I heard it I went to jelly, I looked at him and he said “Turn Around”, there behind the sharks, in the tank was a sign saying “MARRY ME, I WANT TO GROW OLD WITH YOU”. I turned back around, and there he was down on one knee with the ring and said “will you marry me”. It was such a surreal moment, and now I look back cant believe I didn’t see coming. I don’t even remember saying yes, I was so shocked and immediate went to tears. Brendan says all I said was “Thank you”. after ALOT of hugging, shaking and tears of joy, we had some champagne and photos. One of Brendan’s work friends and his fiancee were there playing the music and taking photos! so we have all this captured forever to look back on”
So when these guys won, instead of a phone call. We decided to pay a little surprise visit to Kathryn’s work. With the help of her colleagues they where even able to get Brendan to come in (with no clue whatsoever) so we could deliver the good news to them in person. With a couple goldfish in hand and a camera ready here’s how it went down…