Saturday, I attended a wedding and didn't get my camera out, not even my camera phone. Nope, I sat back and enjoyed it all.
I knew being 30 would be a fun year. So far I've documented my first overseas wedding and I've been asked to be a bridesmaid not once, but twice! I am used to being very involved in other people's weddings, but from a photographer's point of view. Being part of the bridal party was a first for me and I was so honoured to be asked.
So many ruffles – I felt like a princess.
I first met the bride, Leigh-Anne, some 10 years ago during our years studying photography. I remember standing next to her waiting to go into our first class and thinking 'wow, that's an interesting tattoo.' I later learnt - it was no tattoo at all, but a my little pony (or something similar) transfer that she'd tried desperately to scrub off before our first day. We hit it off right from the start and I can honest say she's one of a kind and we spent the majority of those years laughing.
Advice for bridesmaids – preps early and don’t wear heels this high. Seriously!
Being a bridesmaid was a lot of fun, although a slight challenge for me to be on the other side of the camera.
Leigh-Anne, thank you for asking me to be your bridesmaid and thank you for the gift.
A huge congratulation on becoming Mrs Burton!