Lisa and Nick...
So Ive known Lisa and Nick for a little while now, no scrap that - Ive known Lisa for most of my life and I met Nick shortly after he entered hers.
Lisa and I met when we both started going to scouts (if you ask her we were 10 years old, but I swear we were 11...). We hit it off straight away and, as some friendships do, we went through phases of really annoying each other! When we were 16 we went on tour around Israel together for a month, then even though we were miles apart during our uni years we regularly visited each others town and have stayed in close contact until now, where I think its pretty safe to say, she's not going anywhere.
Last year, when she returned from a trip to the US with Nick, we met up at the obvious half way point between our houses (Westfields - one of our favourite haunts), and she started telling me all about their trip. Where they had been , what they had done, and then only 3 hours into our conversation she managed to get around to telling me Nick had proposed. While they were in a helicopter. Flying over the Grand Canyon. She then pulled out a little ring box and opened it to reveal a beautiful classic engagement ring they had bought together while away and casually slipped it on her finger, all while I was still squealing with surprise!
Thats where the fun started.
She asked me to be one of her three bridesmaids and told me that there was no way I was allowed to bring my camera to her wedding, Id have too much to do on the day.
How could I refuse! How could I agree not to bring my camera?!
We agreed that Id help her choose a wedding photographer and asked if I could shoot her engagement session - of course I could!
Lisa and Nick got married at the beginning of September and the day was amazing. The photographer they chose took gorgeous shots, and really put me in my place when I was constantly checking the time and was getting under his feet. I was definitely more of a handful than the bride and he put me in my place perfectly by telling me to go away and just enjoy myself :D Its so hard to switch off out of 'wedding photographer mode' when all you want is to make sure one of the most important people in your life if getting the best from their day, but I found that champagne really helps... A luxury I never indulge in while I work.
So here is a small selection from our shoot around the nature reserve they visit regularly, we had gorgeous light and got some really lovely shots. Congrats again, thanks for letting me be part of the beginning of your journey together xx
Flash you later,