When we met Dan and El one sunny morning for coffee on Darby Street to talk about the possibilities of shooting their wedding we had no idea that these two people were just about to change our world. Daniel & Elyssa have moved our hearts and inspired our souls to love each other with greater passion! By simply being who they are, they bring hope that romance and chivalry is not dead! They have something really special as a couple, its something you can’t fake and only comes by deeply investing in their relationship with each other. They’re the kind of people who love decisively, compassionately and unconditionally! We can’t wait for their 50th anniversary where we will be by their sides hopefully taking photos of that special day! Thank you Dan and El for letting us be apart of your incredibly special day! Dan & El, we’re pretty big fans of you both :) xx
Every year we make a trip to Malaysia, it holds a very special and significant place in our hearts. But this time felt like it was the most significant and life changing. Not just because of what we did while we were there, but because of the people we were able to meet. We shot our first Indian wedding, spent time with multiple communities and held our first workshop too!!
No one tells you how much work doing a workshop is, let alone doing your first one overseas. We braved our nerves and we can honestly say even though there was blood, sweat and even a couple of tears it was one of the best experience of our professional lives. Even greater was that it was a life impacting moment for those who attended too. These workshops were all about purpose. growth, support and contribution. And like anything when you go to give you often get so much back in return. We made life long friends, we all worked hard, laughed harder and ate a lot of good food. Its also so encouraging to see only a few months later how these brilliant photographers are growing in their business and there passion for photography. We came as individuals and left as a family.
The trip ended with a restful week of family time, Davids mum joined us a week before we headed home and as always Shobana’s Dad was with us the whole time. We really couldn’t have done the trip without him, many people ask us what do we do with Elijah while we’re working overseas and often he is spending time with him. To share our experiences in Malaysia with him is a real joy & blessing.
We return to Singapore & Malaysia to teach workshops in June & July next year. All the details can be found up here – www.athomeworkshops.com
I hope you enjoy but a glimpse of the four weeks we had to enjoy throughout Malaysia.
Arvind & Leenah flew out from Malaysia to see us here in Australia for their pre-wedding session a few months back. We had such a lovely time getting to know them both and got to make some really special portraits both at the same time :) They toughed out some pretty tough conditions too including a cold sunrise, tummy bugs and running up sand dunes in their beautiful clothes. We’re working on their wedding images as we type and we can’t wait to share them soon!