Katrina + Nate
I am so excited to finally be blogging this absolutely gorgeous wedding that I had the chance to be a part of. As soon as I met Katrina for coffee I knew we were a match made in heaven (wedding photographer + incredible couple, that is!). Katrina was so relaxed and calm about everything, and when I met Nate not long after I had nothing but good vibes for their day.
One of the more special connections I had with Katrina became evident when we caught up for coffee to chat about her wedding. She told me how important it was to her that we get some beautiful photographs with her Grandma. I told her I would make sure of it, and we started talking about how special our Grandma's were to both of us. I told her how mine had recently fallen ill and had been in and out of hospital, so I definitely understood the importance of capturing these special moments with the beautiful women in our lives. She asked my Grandma's name and I told her it was Judith. Katrina told me that she was one of the nurses at the hospital who had been taking care of my Grammy during her time there (which was quite frequent at one point). I was so grateful that she had such a kind-hearted, beautiful nurse like Katrina there with her, helping her get better.
Of course we got some beautiful photos of Katrina and her Grandma, and it's the photos like these that remind me why I do what I do. It's not always about the 'hero' shot of the day.. or the dress, or the shoes or the hair (although all of those things are beautiful). It's about the moments between family. The embrace of your loved one. The photos of generations, and the connections between those really important people in your life. Those are the photos you look back on, a history of what has happened and who was there beside you for the big moments. I've recently started doing albums, and my goodness I encourage you to invest. Get these photos offline, and onto pages. Tangible, thick, printed pages that will last for years. It brings a life to the photos that I always know is there, but I don't always see through a screen.
Anyway, these two as a couple are so kind hearted, so relaxed and down-to-earth and their wedding day was full of SO much love. I know every wedding is full of love (being the main point of the day!) but this one just had it pulsing through every guest, family member and vendor. To top it off, I got to work with an incredible videographer, Thomas from The Smile Factory and we just hit it off right away, bouncing ideas off each other getting creative with our work. It's always so fun to work with a great videographer, especially for a photographer who generally works alone.
I hope you love looking through these as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Wedding dress - White Lily Couture, Brisbane
Boys suits - Man about Menswear
Decorations and flowers- Starcut Flowers
Hair - Blessed Hair
Makeup- Tiesh Willoughby
Music - Josh Geiger
Caterer - Catered 1362
Videographer: The Smile Factory