I was running late for Julie + Aaron’s engagement session and Jessica was running a little behind as well. So I sent Julie an email and said I’ll be 30 minutes late. See you at 7.30.
As we roll into this incredible lakeside cottage on Queensland beach Julie says, from behind a glass of wine, “Is this how it’s going to be for the wedding? huh? 30 minutes late! ”
My first reaction was to drop my gear and run and let Jessica explain it, but then I realized that they had read my email and they’re simply the type that like to mentally abuse wedding photographers.
I’ll admit openly that the beach is not one of my favorite places to shoot…and there’s nothing I love more than shooting in a location that I don’t love shooting in…for the challenge of it. I didn’t want this to be a Julie + Aaron on Queensland beach shoot. I wanted it to be a Julie + Aaron shoot (ok, a Julie + Aaron and the big bottle of champagne they brought with them).
I was on a stretch of 9 engagement shoots in 9 days and I was ready for something crazy. like, say, jumping off the dock naked. It wasn’t my idea, let’s just get that out there…and at first Julie said NO…but it was one of those No’s that really means Hell Yes.
Needless to say, this is a wedding I’m very much looking forward to shooting. they were so much fun to work with that Jessica decided to shoot for the day as well, medium format and film fantasticness.