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a moment to ponder

weddings

As every year ends, I promise myself I will take a breath and reflect on the year that has been, for just a moment. And mostly I don't. Too many weddings. Being a dad. And a husband. Editing. Designing albums. More editing. It's too easy to just keep on keeping on. But this year is different. I shot more weddings in 2014 than I could have ever dreamt of. It was crazy. Extraordinary. Humbling. And, wanting to put together a year in review kinda post, a best of 2014 sorta thing, I went back through the weddings I shot in 2014 looking for my favourite images. But what I saw, as I looked through the year that's been, made me pause. ...

rebecca & josh

weddings

When we spoke before the day, Rebecca & Josh described Duneira Estate, in the Macedon Ranges, as a kind of lovely English garden. Growing up, as I did, in London, meant I had certain expectations as to what it would be like. You know - rose bushes. small, but perfectly manicured hedges. Cucumber sandwiches. I wasn't expecting a vast, imposing, tranquil estate. It would have been easy to feel dwarfed by the surrounds, or the day could have been dominated by the cold, misting rain. But the things everyone will remember are Josh's ready grin. Rebecca's nervous smile. Kids being kids. And wedding vows that went far, far beyond the norm. ...

shehz & kane

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So, yeah. On one level, this was a pretty simple affair. Get dressed. Get together at Kane's brother's house, out in the Macedon Ranges. Get married. And on another level, it was as involved, as fun, as lovely a wedding day as I have been asked to shoot. Shehz designed and made her own dress. And yes, it is wild. If not particularly white. In the words of her dad... "Super, Wunderbar, Merveilleux, Ghanu majhenu, Bahut achha, Channagide, Rumbo nalla". This is their day.

© 2017 DARIN COLLISON | MELBOURNE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER