Serra told me a little while ago that she was born with a hole in her heart. She’s been going in and out of hospital every few years to try and keep track of it and it has never gotten worse, however, as you can imagine, a hole in one’s heart is nothing to laugh about. She went in for her most recent scan about 3 weeks ago and to the great confusion of Serra and her doctors, the hole has gone. Basically, for 25 years, Serra LITERALLY had a hole in her heart. She married Dale and that hole now seems to be filled. That’s all I really need to say.
Kim’s love, besides Adrian, is making pastry. She left behind a much more lucrative job so she could follow her dream of making cakes.
Adrian sings songs and he sings them DAMN well. So well that he makes me feel a little more than inadequate.
These two people have creativity and ingenuity running through their blood which makes being part of their wedding more than just a windy Saturday afternoon taking photographs. Kim made their wedding cake and Adrian sang to Kim as she walked down the makeshift aisle. They bridal waltzed to Bjork and their style made me feel just a little more ashamed of having two left feet. Adrian has a way with words and his eloquence is not simply reduced to proper pronunciation and grammer, his words flow like poetry from the finest wordsmiths. Yet again, I felt jealous. These two people will have super-children one day; genetically superior ones (you know, the whole genetic diversity thing..) who are creative, talented and well rounded. Damn them making the world a better place.
When I met with Adrian and Kim a few weeks earlier, we spent most of our time talking about politics, religion and our pasts; not much talk of weddings. It seems that happens quite a lot when I meet a lot of the couples I photograph. We ask questions and talk openly about things that seemingly have nothing to do with what I’m actually there for and that suits me just fine. The connection that you have with people, as a photographer, is the essence of what you do.
A simple, personalised and symbolic day with warm words and warm people, I’ll take that any day.