Let me paint you a picture……..a gorgeous city in the full throes of Autumn, a magnificent convent saved from the oblivion of Urban Renewal to become a bustling arts precint, two beautiful people melting into each other under the baby oak tree in the warm afternoon light…………what a way to spend a day at work.
Over the course of Milja & Mark’s wedding day last week at Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne I lost count of the amount of times a guest came up to me to say how happy they were that we were photographing this wedding. Not because they were familiar with our work or even knew our names but because Milja & Mark had chosen us to photograph their wedding. To them that meant we must be something special to have that privilege handed to us. A privilege indeed it was…………
The day began in Swan St, Richmond & finished at the magnificent Comme, off Collins St in the CBD & both Jodie & I knew we had been a part of something special. From their home, filled with small symbols of their relationship & large swathes of Milja’s Finnish heritage all the way to the final frame there was such an overwhelming sense that everyone attending knew that this love story was written by the hand of fate.
In a day of many highlights Milja’s sister sang from The Flower Duet from Lakmé during the signing of the register. I have never stood next to an Opera singer while they perform, let alone heard a live performance of that nature but I swear every hair on the back of my neck was upright from the moment Seija began to sing. It was a feeling I will not forget for a very long time.
I could go on & on just as I could have put another 100 photos in this post but you will get a sense of what it was like to be there from what is below. To Milja & Mark & the Knight & Trueman families thank you for involving us in this day. Everything that happened reinforced why we do what we do & why we love it. Enjoy Tassie & each other & I will see you soon xoxo.