Dad. Husband. Moment junkie.
I feel so lucky to be able to tell you a little about me. Most of the time, I’m so focussed on who and what’s happening in front of me, that I’m happy to take the backstage position.
I guess it pays to talk about the things that matter to me most, my family. I have a beautiful wife and three kids I adore. I love looking at them, watching the expression on their faces and when they let me, document the little things they do day to day. My love for photography is only second to the love I feel for these four.
It’s only with their support and love in return that I’m able to do what I do and I’m so thankful for that. Being a family of five, our lives are jam packed with lots of little moments (and a daily load of laundry and dishes) and life can certainly get crazy, but it’s the funny little quips, the laughter and sometimes the tears that I live for and I love to soak every bit of it up.
And to talk about her a little, my wife. Whenever I stop and think about Kathryn, my heart swells a little. When we met, it was an instant connection, we fell in love and travelled the world for a bit, then had our kids, Elliot, Charlotte and Thomas. Without her, I wouldn’t be where I am today. We’ve gone through so many ups and downs over the last 5 years, but to this day, she’s still the biggest love of my life. She helps me through the chaos and I adore her for it.
Because of this on a wedding day, I feel like a duck to water, comfortable, but also with hastily paddling feet below the surface.
Being able to connect with what’s going on around me and with whom is really at my core.
I’m affected by each moment, to varying degrees, but it’s the more authentic and fleeting that I love.
I get so used to the chaos and the flurry of activity around me, blending in, waiting to re-connect when I see something that captures my attention enough to push the shutter button – that’s when I know that moment is right.
I just love people and their interactions, whether friend, family, or lovers – it’s the beautiful moments and authentic connections that I love to see and one of the reasons why it’s so important we connect.
I want you to be your most authentic self when I’m around, so that on your wedding day, you’re more worried about holding back the tears as your heart swells for the first time that you see each other, and how happy you feel in that moment right now.