Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wedding - Ashley and Richard [Port Campbell, VIC]

You never know what the moments will be that change your life. Those moments that will mean all the difference. That will change your pathway in a direction you couldn't foresee.

When Ashley met Richard, it was one of those moments. They were at a ball, the music was loud, and they had to shout to make themselves heard. They were there to support a fundraising appeal. They weren't to know as they smiled, talked, danced, that they were meeting the one that they would eventually marry.

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Ashley and Richard live in a gorgeous slice of the world. Their backyard is literally the 12 Apostles. Literally. So naturally they held their wedding on the property so guests could enjoy the beautiful view.

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We all know things go wrong at weddings. Inevitable. Despite a practice run, the bus still got stuck. Wedged. Not moving. They had to call in the heavy help (heavy help being the biggest thug of a tractor I've ever seen) and pull it out. Richard laughed, shrugged his shoulders and watched the spectacle.

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See that spec? That's Ashley on her way to the wedding. Yep, in a helicopter.

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By this time in the day I was taking a little break from shooting. I'd found a little spot to rest when Richard came up to me grinning. He asked about the group shot, about getting everyone together. I said sure, and started to gather my camera up to get ready.
"So I'll call the chopper and it'll be here in five minutes to take you up," said Richard, like it was the most natural thing in the world.
"Um, what? The what?", I spluttered.
He wasn't kidding, and as a man good to his word, a helicopter arrived 5 minutes later to take me up to get the group shot.

See, the aforementioned helicopter. Notice the lack of door there on the passenger side. Oh yeah, I was TOTALLY fine with that.

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I photographed the instrument, as photographic evidence. Otherwise, without that evidence I would have doubted the occurrence of the flight. I mean really, do you believe me?

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Yes, blurry, but still super fun.

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Ashley and Richard have supported each other through lots of changes in their lives. They are both determined and strong. They are undoubtedly going to achieve amazing things. I can't wait to see.

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* Meaghan





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8 comments:

Rana February 9, 2011 at 9:16 PM  

WOW what a spectacular wedding. Just stunning, wow wow wow.

Andrea February 9, 2011 at 9:25 PM  

Um.. Wow... Really, just wow!!!!! You have amazing clients - and no wonder, because you're so freaking good. Love these, every last one. You're awesome. xxx

Leigh February 9, 2011 at 10:29 PM  

Meaghan, What a wonderful wedding the photos are beautiful and your first helecopter ride,it must have been amazing for you.

Robyn Geering February 10, 2011 at 1:59 PM  

Wow, what a location - how incredibly gorgeous. I love the image of the couple with the view behind them. Stunning in every way - just beautiful work.

Sarah Belle Photography February 11, 2011 at 8:33 AM  

Oh my freakin god! How much fun! And what an amazing location. Just beautiful!

kim selby February 13, 2011 at 7:06 PM  

Oh my gosh Meaghan. This is totally stunning from start to finish, what a gorgeous couple. How exciting to go up in a helicopter - you rock star you!!

astrogirl529 February 15, 2011 at 2:40 PM  

Beautiful Meaghan!

Matt February 25, 2011 at 10:53 PM  

Beautiful pictures, what an amazing Wedding!

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