Josh and Amelie . Byron Bay

this was a massive weekend for all involved and it was a first for me on a couple of counts. the first 18 hour wedding shoot from 7.00 in the morning until midnight ( with a much needed late-morning break) + 2 hour breakfast the next day. the first time I brought my newish pinhole polaroid along to capture some key moments along the way. Thanks to the impossible project and its old stock of type 100 sepia film and to Gezim Fisheku in Greece for handmaking this camera with a set aperture of roughly f195 (wow!!). and the first time to be in a 1954 kombi – the year that they were first made. Thanks also to Belinda from the Byron Beach Cafe (nothing is too much for you), targa cafe restaurant, the spellbinding Renee and musician from Blackbirds for the all day music, the atlantic guesthouse and it`s airstream, the kombi flotilla and the amazingly connected zenith virago for the ceremony. xxx

in the short time we have met I have learnt a lot from Josh & Amelie and to be honest I feel blessed. They have the strength to challenge themselves. and each other, to a degree that is in some ways terrifying. they show that the super is possible and out of that terror there is peace. they had the strength to challenge me and in some ways I was terrified, but I thank them for that challenge. there was a lot to photograph and this is a selection. I felt if i could capture half of it, the story would be overflowing. Josh & Amelie – congratulations. you bring a lot to this world.

… the next day… b-b-q breakfast and planting pandanus at Watego`s beach… a group contribution to the flora of the byron headland.

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