Hannah & Christo
Two Thousand and Fourteen Port Macquarie, New South Wales
From the moment I walked in the door where Hannah was getting ready, and I witnessed her dad hold her and her younger sister so tightly, I knew that it was going to be a good day full of genuine connections. One of the first things her Dad did was tear up as he showed me a photo of Hannah helping him build the house when she was little.
It was also a day full of beautiful details. We’re not just talking bunting here. We’re talking a hand-built ceremony location by the groom and all the trimmings. She wore a stunning Grace Loves Lace dress and, let’s be honest, they were both ridiculously good looking people with ridiculously good looking friends. It made for a beautiful day. Held at Camp Obadiah up near Port Macquarie on 75 beautiful acres, it was one of those weddings that energises me to shoot another, to keep going. It was in the small moments of the wedding when I realised I was born to appreciate moments like this, and I don’t think I could ever devote my life to any other career. THIS is why I do what I do. Though all shot on the Fuji xT1, I also shot some film throughout on my Contax 645. There’s also a few polaroids I took on the day to give them the beauty of the tangible.
A few words from Hannah
I have dreamed about my wedding day since I was a little girl. That probably sounds like a cliche, but it’s true. I always had the vision of an outdoor, picnic-style wedding with only our closest family and friends; nothing fancy or pretentious, just casual and fun loving. The only problem with this vision was that I didn’t know anyone with a property or land nearby. Amazingly for us, our God had bigger plans to see through this vision. A few months before Christo and I got engaged, Christo’s parents had moved to a property called Obadiah, a camp run by a bunch of Christian families just south of Port Macquarie. One look at the place, with its green grass, tall trees, the huge lake and such potential for an amazing wedding venue, we started planning.