"Yeah you got that something,
I think you'll understand..."
I was tagging along with a my mate Marcel Van der Horst, a great guy and fellow wedding photographer. The sun was out, we were on the Peninsula and Erica & Ryan were getting married overlooking the water.
Now stay with me here but that was back in March last year and the one thing that always sticks with me is that as soon as they stood together and said their vows, as soon as they became husband and wife and as soon as the guests began their barrage of 'Congratulations' they could not let go.
The Beatles said it,
"When I feel that something,
I wanna hold your hand."
I sat in an Airport last week just about to head out to the UK when I was introduced to this video.
You know those random chats you have with strangers over the most ordinary things where the conversation grows and blossoms then it abruptly ends?
I was an hour early for a flight and a fellow passenger had noted the big clunky headphones I had around my neck. She had a smaller set and asked to compare sounds. We kept on talking and then she recommended a thread on Reddit with this wonderful clip from the latest Titanic documentary.
"You will love it."
I certainly did.
If you've been to my Facebook page it reads in the 'about' section, "A Wedding photographer for people and the things they love."
This isn't my work but it represents a man truly in love with his job and I thought it should should be shared here.
Let's forgo my work this week and look at someone else's.
Some people fall and some people fly and when it comes to the couples I meet, most are comfortable with being themselves but "AIN'T NO ONE GOT TIME" for modelling!
Raquel & Mario where spinning, trying to keep their eyes on the camera and then I made them walk into each other.
"Keep your eyes on each other, not me!" I said, which is pretty difficult when you have a photographer this 'ridiculously, ridiculously good looking.' (I may or may not have said that) but that little bump broke down those little walls we all build around ourselves when things get a 'little different.'
They laughed, we walked a little further and settled on a bench and here's what we have. A little fun, a lot of connection and a great photo of two wonderful people.
Your dress is spectacular, your flowers came from that house you two used to rent when you first moved in together, he's the brawn and you're the brains.
You're the reason he wants to be a better man and he sticks around because you made that "thing" with the "food" once and "She's pretty awright-ya-know?" (his words, not mine)...ANYWAY you formed the culinary key that unlocked the grand old wrought iron gate to his heart.
And here you both are, ready to take another big step beyond 'we've-just-sat-down-to-lunch-and-realised-we're-both-wearing-the-same-coloured-pants-and-tops!'