It was a pleasure to hear from Liza when she first contacted me in through my website. She asked if I was available to shoot her wedding, but to my regret, I was already booked on that day. After some time, though, she called again with a different date, on which I was glad to assure her I could comply with. On the day of their wedding, I was surprised to receive a call from her then-fiancé, Adrian, informing me that the wedding had to be postponed due to a crisis in the family. The wedding was then postponed to the 31th of July.
31th of July was an emotional day indeed. Liza was still so affected, that she was in tears while being made-up. While she was changing into her gown, my associate photographer Harriet, stayed in the room. I shoot with an associate photographer so that these shots will not be missed. Knowing that the couple had gone through a lot to be together, I could not help my own tears.
It was a real challenge to shoot at the sky garden while the sun was setting, but the final shot of their kiss against the background of the sunset was awesome. After the ceremony, I suggested that we head down to the waterfront for an impromptu photography session. On the way there, they ran away and hid themselves in the mall! An incredibly playful and fun couple to shoot, I got them to pose in front of a very large advertisement board and they gamely complied.
With the crowds thronging the mall, it was impossible to get an unobstructed shot of them, so while shooting, I made use of the passerbys to create interest. The couple was so cooperative and sporting, I enjoyed myself thoroughly. Before we parted, they hugged me and it was as though we were friends parting. They also gave me a bottle of wine as a gift. This was definitely one of the most touching weddings I have ever photographed!