17 JUNE 2012 (16:40)
A unique creative destination wedding photography opportunity was afforded me by Kim and Hugh. It is a privilege to be able to photograph weddings pretty much how I want. I never take it for granted. This is what happened.
C and I arrived in Montestigliano, Italy a few hours ago. It’s hot. Man alive it’s hot. Kim & Hugh spent the best part of the last hour showing us around the Villa Pippistrelli. This is not just a Villa though – from what I can make out we have pretty much an entire village to play in.
The surrounding scene is breathtaking, am I actually here? We’re hanging in the square where tonight the guests will gather ahead of tomorrows wedding. Tonight is for relaxing, a hog roast spits and crackles on an open fire as nearby children are fooling around on haystacks that are dotted around the courtyard. A quirky looking cat drinks from a saucer of milk. I’m tired now after the long travel but I don’t want to sleep. I want to savour every moment. How many people can say they truly love their job? This is what I dreamed of doing for a long long time. This is most definitely going to be wedding photography with a unique twist. I’m here. There’s nowhere to go. I am, it has to be said, so fortunate.
THE DAY BEFORE