Ingredients for an epic elopement. Mix two beautiful lives together.. Shake, stir, blend… press together and squeeze. Thats the base you build off. All the mountains and sunsets in the world can’t be stirred together into a thing of beauty without that base. Next ingredient is fairly important too.. location. Find somewhere you can be alone.. get out .. get away from prying eyes, from the noise, the bright lights. Next you need to begin to add some exciting flavours. Some carefully worded handwritten vows. A pair of rings.. and outfits that keep you looking fresh. Simmer these over a low heat and prepare to plate up just before sunset. Bon Appétit
If you’ve got a spare minute, be sure to enjoy dessert see below. By the amazing Ro Miles wwwtildeathdous.party
So this happened. And it was wonderful. If photographers fought over weddings like teenage boys fought over girls.. this would be the kind of wedding I would gladly fight for. It all started on a freezing July morning on the South Coast of Australia. Two and a half hours of gorgeous countryside away from my Sydney home. Rolling hills and twisty roads are always the perfect place for me to get in the zone to take good pictures and I always have to hold myself back from pulling over every 5kms to take a landscape shot. Hanging out with the boys in the morning it was pretty clear there was gunna be a lot of great banter between the guys and the 40 minute combined best mans speech was probably one of the funniest speeches I have ever witnessed. The music at the ceremony was insanely beautiful as was the whole ceremony really. These guys have more musical friends than you can poke a stick at and I think there were 4 separate bands represented during the day.. probably more. I’ve included a song from Jenna’s band ‘Stockley‘ to listen to while you peruse through the full blog post. Also worth wrapping your ears around is Matt’s band ‘Gostwyck’
I think it’s probably time I stopped gushing about these amazing people and let you get to the photos. So that’s what I’ll do. Enjoy the music. And enjoy the images.
There should be an extra word in the english language for the special unique joy you feel when you find out that two incredible people are about to get engaged. It’s not enough to say things like “overjoyed” or “ecstatic” they don’t give an accurate enough description of the warmth the fills your heart as all of those wonderful feelings well up inside you and you twitch with excitement and feel the relief of the years of waiting for the news you’re hearing in that very moment.
I owe the thoughts above to two people in particular recently. Tim & Christina. Watching their relationship blossom over the last .. oh who even knows how many years has been a great joy to me personally and I know for so many more people who’ve also been privileged enough to call these two friends.. both of them are incredibly talented kind and generous people and they’ve both achieved so much already as young humans and together they form and unstoppable duo.. whether Christina is crushing the medical world in her fist and outsmarting everyone on earth.. while Tim cruises around the world performing for big crowds and writing some of the most beautiful music your ears might ever hear. (We mustn’t forget Christina’s amazing musical prowess either..
These two have walked through so much together and their teamwork has been so so amazing to see. Tim was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and through many ups and downs they’ve fought side by side in that battle and Christina recently raised over $15,000 by shaving her head for the leukaemia foundation. These photos were taken the day before all her beautiful hair came off, just after they got engaged. The way these guys take everything in their stride was pretty well on show during the shoot as it began to pour down rain and they just laughed and hugged each other through the downpour..
I’m going to stop gushing about how wonderful these guys are now and let you look at some photos. but please enjoy one of my favourite Timothy James Bowensongs whilst you do.