I joke-wooed Julie while co-hosting a show on the TV channel U Live. My progress became a regular segment on the show, which stretched out for months because I have no game.
We decided to get married over a Justin Bieber calendar (I’d asked for a Justin Timberlake calendar for Christmas, and she ordered the wrong one. Not bitter about it or anything). We needed a new visa for the US, and looked to the calendar to see when we needed it by.
We are both born and bred in Christchurch but for last three years have lived in Melbourne with our Pugalier dog, Diggs. We’re high school sweethearts, with our relationship now a decade long, although we both spent a good amount of time overseas independently when we were younger. This allowed us to experience new things as individuals, all the while still growing up together. It was this that cemented our relationship, knowing that when it comes down to it, we just want to be together.
We were married at Palm Beach hours before a great week-long storm hit Sydney. You could feel the static in the air. Byron was raised in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and we spent our early years of courtship in those waters and on those dunes. We had originally hoped for a ceremony at Barrenjoey Lighthouse, but council restrictions disallowed access. The location reflected the rugged Australian coastline and early colonial history.
Tell us about your photography background and what got you started in Wedding Photography?
I was lucky enough to realise my dream job from the young age of 10 where I used to take some lovely photos that only my parents would think were good and have now been a full time photographer for over 10 years. My first wedding was 7 years ago when I shot my brothers wedding on Waiheke Island. I have fallen in love with weddings as they really have it all from documentary to fashion. It’s so special to be chosen to be the person that captures a couples intimate day.