Stefanie and Dimitar’s wedding day was very memorable as it was the same day as my wife’s due date.
We found out about the pregnancy after the booking, had a short discussion, and decided that due dates were never accurate and brushed it aside.
(Would you trust a train that’s 5% on time?)
The second reason this wedding is special is that Stef and I used to be coursemates in university.
She’s now a creative director in the best ad agency in Melbourne / the world.
Her maid of honour? My last boss in advertising.
I was never the sociable type back then (even now?) so I’m always startled when old friends trust me enough to document one of their most important days in life.
Another reason this wedding is unique – the location.
Let me tell you something. I know Quat Quatta.
I’d shot there countless of times, my images are always the first result on Google SERPS.
Morning, noon, rain, hail.
But erm, never with the ceremony in the dark.
So for this wedding I had to get out of my comfort zone.
Finding and creating my own light.
Under the pressure of two creative directors, with the possibility of the wife going into labour (she didn’t).
Looking back, I would’ve buckled under pressure a few years ago.
But I think I kind of like it now.
When everything is under control, things run smoothly.
That also means everything can get a bit sterile and predictable.
Only under different or unfavourable situation, you will get a unique outcome.
Maybe I’m just getting crazy.