Looking back on 2014
To say this is our most oddly assortment of images yet is an understatement and putting it together has been a journey in itself. We have to pinch ourselves to confirm that this is all real, all the people we have met, the continents we have travelled, the moments we have experienced as a family have been life changing. The images you see are not all epic, glamorous or perfectly executed, but they are what we remembered amongst the glamour, the epic and the perfectly captured. Its the in-between moments, it’s the sneaky moments that dont draw to much attention to themselves but in and of themselves make up life. They catch our attention in the strangest ways and help us to understand ourselves better. The ordinary in the extraordinary has become the extraordinary in the ordinary.
We are so grateful, not only in that we have the opportunity to travel, experience new cultures and live out some of our dreams, but that almost every weekend of our year, beautiful, sincere and remarkable couples have trusted us to be a part of their wedding day. They had faith in us to capture some of their most sacred moments. We never take this lightly and their moments have become our moments, and have shaped us and helped us fall more in love with each other. They make us remember that life is about the moments you make with the people you love and even the people you meet on the street, be it your neighbour, the guy next to you on the bus or even an old friend of your parents.
It has been a challenging year and we have been stretched, but we would not trade the sleepless nights, the long days, intense expectations and the stresses of self employment for any other job in the world. For all the hard work and risk, we have the reward of growing as people and as a family, to learn to love stronger, to see clearer and to take even greater risk in pursuit of capturing our humanity a little better.
So in conclusion, thank you dear friends for that is how we see you all, every single couple we have captured, thank you for believing in us and adding value to our lives. We hope we have done the same to yours. Thank you God for the journey and the hand you have given us to hold all along the way. 2015 we can not wait to see what you bring, but mostly we are excited to meet more people who have fallen in love and are about to embark on the journey of their lifetime.
Love, Shobana & David (and Elijah)