a tale of two hearts

keith and amy

- 8th July 2006 -

 A week after J and I said our wedding vows, Keith and Amy said theirs on the other side of the world. 

J and I met Keith and Amy years later and we just 'clicked'. You know when you go on a 'couple date', you know what I mean, don't pretend you don't! You know, where you've just met, you all get along really well and you're wondering if you're going to be compatible with them long term. Will they like doing similar stuff to us, do they like the restaurants we like, do they get our jokes, will we get theirs, you know the deal. Well as it turns out, these two love the beach and pretty much live there most weekends, J and I like going for walks on the beach, on occasion. Amy is a vegetarian, J not so much and when it comes to jokes, well we're Australian and they're British so there is always someone laughing but probably not for the right reason!

On the surface, we're probably not a natural fit, but we so are! We love these two and we feel so at home around them. They've become family, we can just 'be' in their company, no grand adventures need be planned or fancy dinners booked to have a great time with these two. We laugh, we share our deepest fears, worries and joys and know that while we may be different, we love and accept each other as we are.

So years after we met, I went in search of Keith and Amy's wedding photos and discovered that there wasn't many at all. They never had a chance to have a wedding shoot on their wedding day. So for the last three years we've talked about re-taking their wedding photos. We never really pinned down a date but Amy and I would chat about doing it from time to time. Last June I got a text out of the blue from Amy, asking me if I was available the following Saturday to take some photos of them in their wedding gear as we'd discussed. Yep, I was available but why the rush all of a sudden? 

They were expecting!

Yes, the stunning Amy, is with child in these images.

So no these images are not taken on their wedding day, but 9 years later and there is something really special to me about that. The way a husband looks at his wife on their wedding day is one thing, but the true testament of the weight and gravity of the promises he made that day are most evident by the way he looks at her years down the track. 

It was an absolute honour to be able to capture the way you guys look at each other...nearly a decade later.