Jess & Tim | Sydney Wedding Photographer

Do you ever have those people in your life that you run in simultaneous circles but never actual cross paths until some life event brings you together? Jess and Tim were those people for me. I met Tim once at a pub and I knew he and Jess existed but we never really hung out but have all the same friends. 

Then they decided to get married and due to some of those same mutual friends being legends, I came up in conversation when they were searching for a photographer for their wedding party.

This wedding is one of those hard to forget, hard to surpass, makes you worried that your own wedding will never be this much fun.

Venue: The Red Rattler, Marrickville | Catering: Maker Sydney, Manoosh Pizzeria, Mr Wolf BBQ | Wedding Cake: My Little Panda Kitchen | Burlesque: Memphis Mae | Band: Barking Spiders

Wish & Jim | Byron Bay Couple Photographer

When I told my friend Tayjia that I was heading up to Byron to shoot an elopement she insisted I stay with her parents. They graciously let me in their home with Wish only having met me once while she was in Sydney for a grand total of five minutes.

Wish and Jim have shared this beautiful 30 year love affair that is hard to articulate but the type of love that people search their entire lives to find. It's all consuming and one of the most precious this to witness and to even get that in a picture is a struggle. The easiest way I can even try to explain it is if you were to look up what "true love" is it would just be a picture of Wish and Jim sitting on the couch watching surf videos and sharing stories about their kids. 

Sarah & Mayhem | Newcastle Family Photographer

I recently went through a little bit of a self realisation where I came to the conclusion that if I were to go anywhere with my work as a photographer I would just have to get over my fears and literally just put myself out there and approach the types of people who I wanted to photograph. I'd been following Sarah on instagram for a while and just decided that I was going to take the leap and send her a message and ask if she'd be interested in letting me shoot her hanging out with her son. Thankfully, she didn't think I was creepy or insane and invited me up to her home. 

Sometimes you meet people who you just instantly click with and Sarah is one of those people. It was really special to watch her and Mayhem hang out and just do their thing. Mays is has non-verbal autism but is a bucket of energy and personality even if he doesn't say much, he's got a lot to show you. These two share the sweetest bond and it was a privilege to be able to step into their world for the afternoon. 

Sarah has recently started an Autism Awareness blog over at Raising Mayhem - it's a must read for anyone who might not know much about autism or who share a family member with autism.