I met Stephanie and Nadav at a previous wedding I shot where Stephanie was a bridesmaid. Little did I know we would cross paths again when one day I get contacted by Stephanie's sister Justine, looking to gift her an engagement shoot as a present.
I assumed I did something right as while dragging them through the ordeals of our Blue Mountains shoot I joked about dying while no doubt perched precariously somewhere, they asked me to try and stay alive for their wedding and that was that.
The wedding was set in the picturesque Hunter Valley region with the ceremony taking place at a church near by and reception at the stunning Bistro Molines. The ladies spent the night before at a little guest house on the same property as the reception venue. It had a lovely homely feel and overlooked the sweeping vineyards that surrounded it. One would be forgiven for thinking you were in the south of France or Tuscany.
Stephanie was her usual calm and casual self which is fairly different from the war zone you would imagine for the morning of a wedding. Well rested and ready for the day to come. I guess dealing with class room of little personalities prepares you for pretty much anything. Stephanie looked extra stunning in her intricately sequined gown looking like she just stepped off a runway in Milan.
David, my second shooter arrived to find the groom in much the same state. In his stylish suit Nadav was still cracking a jokes and putting smiles on the face of those around him seemingly not phased by the day ahead.
Looking at them, you can see why they work so well. Such lovely good natured people, always ready to laugh and embrace what ever comes. Meeting their friends and family you can see this extends to the circle around them and that same atmosphere of love made the day feel all the more special.
It was a perfect way to cap off the year and I know I've said it numerous times already but both I and David were so grateful to be part of the amazing day. Sometimes it feels like work and there are those days where you just feel like you are witnessing friends write that next chapter.