Some of my couples become my friends, some clients were friends to start with.
And whenever I see their lives progress, from husband and wife to mum and pop, I feel a sense of joy, then relief, as if my photography had something to do with it.
I recently saw Asuka and Tatsuya have relocated from Osaka to Fukuoka, with their two children, and I went back and revisited their wedding day.
A couple of photographs stood out that I didn’t notice six years ago.
It happens all the time, shots I thought were ordinary became extraordinary after the poaching of time.
That’s right, time. Back then, I did not think much about time and took it for granted.
Just like the two cameras I used back then, the Leica MP and Leica Q, which I’d traded and sold.
Sure, modern cameras are much better, but in a way, it’s also surreal to know I can no longer produce the same photographs.
That’s why wedding photography is sacred and precious.