Beneath Gulaga, Emily and Dylan got married in a really cute little yellow church, surrounded by green rolling hills dotted with dairy cows. As the translation of the name implies, Tilba Tilba was windy windy and like kids we all got to dance outside in it’s freshness.
I’m 100% committed to trying to tap in to my human environment as deeply as I can on a heart level. The camera is a great excuse to infiltrate otherwise sacred grounds, and as much as it creates a documentary of photo evidence in terms of who and what and maybe even how, the thing that drives me the most is the record of emotional context, particularly the love and joy. I didn’t have to work at trying to achieve these goals in Tilba. I was surrounded by so much of these wonderful ingredients that make the world go around, that all I had to simply do is make sure I didn’t get too caught up in conversation, and otherwise point my camera in pretty much any general direction.
For me as the Wedding Photographer, it felt like I was a guest at Emily and Dylan’s Wedding surrounded by close friends and family. And then I realised I was surrounded by a large proportion of my extended family! Such a great bonus.
It was cool for me to get to know Emily and Dylan. I got to know how much they really care, admire and respect each other. I got to see what beautiful parents they are together, and what a beautiful little girl they’ve got. The sense of closeness and intimacy extended through the whole Wedding, with everyone involved extending so much warmth for these guys.
Love and Gratitude,
Dean aka CloudFace