It’s been a few weeks now since we were in magical New York City and we are suffering withdrawals more than ever. The city certainly lived up to all its hype and our cameras got a massive workout with endless snapping. Every corner was picturesque and the monumental buildings had us craning our necks up the whole time so we wouldn’t miss a thing.
The Brooklyn night markets totally took us by surprise as one of our favourite nights out and we have fallen head over heels in love with Williamsburg. Oh and just to make sure all our Christmas wishes came true, it snowed on boxing day. Like giant heavy duty flakes of snow unlike any we had seen before. We couldn’t have picked a more magical way to cap off an extraordinary year.
Hi friends and happy Australia Day to all of you local folk. Pete finally received all of his processed film back from the lab and we’ve both finished culling through the epic collection of photos from our US trip. It’s hard to believe we were gone for so long since we’ve now well and truly settled back into the swing of things back at home. In true Australia Day style over the weekend we both got burnt to a crisp partaking in Australia Day BBQ festivities and now both have incredibly tragic looking tans.
Today we thought we’d share the first part of our trip where we got to travel through the AMAZING San Francisco. San Francisco totally overwhelmed us with how awesome it was and we can barely start talking about it without swooning. Pete discovered the vegan burger of his wildest dreams and we have both been suffering intense withdrawals from our favourite pizza restaurant there, Delphina. Food and stunning scenery aside, the best part about San Francisco are the super friendly locals who had us smiling from the moment we arrived (yes, even the customs guy).
Also a big hello and thank you to the wonderful Studio Castillero, who we had the pleasure of meeting when we went down to San Diego for a day. We had a total blast with them and Pete was a little sad that he couldn’t steal their cat.
Thank you San Francisco! We will be back for sure!
I turned 29 last week.
Lisa surprised me with a long weekend away in Bellingen, near Coffs Harbour. For those of you not familiar with it, Bellingen feels like a town that was created in the mind of a novelist. It’s almost too perfect. Down every street is yet another gorgeous scene. The locals wave to you as they drive past. Strangers smile at each other in the street. Roosters wake you in the morning without being the product of a mobile phone’s alarm.
This last year has been pretty intense for both of us. A lot has happened in our lives. We’ve been excited, amazed, delighted, and most importantly, proud. We’ve had the support of our incredible friends and family and we have something real and tangible to show for it.
I can’t describe to you the feeling of watching the pieces assemble. Every day that passes yields something that will stay with us for years to come. There are few things more rewarding than watching something you’ve built with your own hands come to life.
And I’m doing all of this with someone I love. Someone who can watch those same pieces fall into place. Someone who can bring everything they have to offer and repeatedly floor me with the results.
Love you, Lis. I can’t wait to see what we build together.
We’d heard that Newcastle has been changing. Renewing itself. Stripping back the heavy layers of belief that it is nothing more than an industrial port town.
Replacing the soul of a city is not something easily done. It’s like turning the wheel of the biggest ship you’ve ever seen. There is so much previous momentum that needs to be shifted. Redirected. Not to deny the past, but to acknowledge it and decide that now is the time to move on and be something new.
Seeing that turn, even if it’s only slight, is the most exhilarating part. We were there at the beginning to catch a glimpse of what is to come through the mix of what has been.
We’d like you to join us in doing something a little bit different. Up until now, we’ve used this blog to show you photos of the awesome couples we’ve had the pleasure of photographing. We’d like to change that slightly.
While we love telling you other people’s stories, we feel as though we haven’t shared enough of our own. So we’re going to start doing more of that, starting from today.
We have a new about page with some new photos of us (the ones below are the outtakes), but we’re also going to start showing you a few more of our non-wedding adventures. Our road trips, our little stories. The things that make us… well… us.
Would you like that?