INTIMACY // This is my partner Dave.. He's such a little rascal and pretty outgoing but he's worn glasses since he was 12 months old & has a lazy eye. It's definitely one of his insecurities.. He hates having his glasses off and I know he feels really exposed and uncomfortable without them, so when I asked him to do this shoot for me I knew it would definitely fit the brief "Intimacy" because of the trust in me that he had. The photos away from the ocean were harder for Dave because he's a huge water baby and that's the only place he ever takes his glasses off to surf and to dive. Needless to say I'm very proud of him.. and I hope this helps him to see himself as the gorgeous beautiful man that he is. Xx
"My love, you bring me more happiness than anyone really deserves. Sharing it with you will be m life's great joy. You are my support and are always on my side. I look forward to the rest of our lives. When I fear I will seek your comfort, when I hurt I will seek your touch. When I am worn I will seek your sympathy. When I dream I will share my dreams with you.. When I create, my inspiration will come from you. When you struggle, I will support you, when you are low I will lift you. When you are tired, I will hold you. When you imagine I will join When you are victorious I will be the first to celebrate with you. As you are you, I will be in awe of you. I believe in you and even more I believe in us. You have my love, my respect and my trust. For now and always. I promise until my last breath to encourage and support your dreams and desires, to respect your needs and honour you in my words and actions. I will stand with you through better and worse and never stop living a life of adventure. Through all of the joy and sorrow that life brings to us, as we paint memories and weave our dreams, I will be right at your side.." - Unknown Author.
It's always difficult to know what to say when I witness something really special. I don't always think that my words can often do it justice and I just hope that my images do that for me. You want to know these guys, you want to be their friends. Trust me. Just being around them makes you feel so welcome and comfortable and that does not happen with everyone you meet. I've known Loz & Az for a few years through some mutual friends and it's always been such a fun time when we see each other. Both of them are so down to earth and so hilarious in their own unique way (just wait until Loz gets up on that dance floor.) My favourite thing is seeing couples that are a united force, they've got each others back no matter what. Lauren & Aaron, they are a team. Even when Az says something so silly or strange, Loz just closes her eyes, smiles and shakes her head. On this day I saw the sun shine down on these two after raining all morning & I saw two families come together as one and I am so grateful that I got to be there to share such intimate moments with you all. Thank you xoxo
Brides Dress : Aelkemi | Bridesmaid's dresses: Shona Joy | Venue: Windows Estate Winery | Second Shooter: Nicolle Versteeg | MUA : Amy Kelly | Hair: Madison Lilburne | Flowers: Zest Flowers | Combi: Dunsborough Wedding Co.
Nothing helps me to appreciate the place where I live more than seeing it again through the eyes of people who have never been here before! Denise and Michael & there gorgeous children visited our beautiful South West region a couple of weeks ago all the way from Singapore (Texas & Denmark) and as you can see, I think they had a good time! :) xx