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.
There’s a flicker between things every now and again. It’s never big. It’s never grand. There is no music or slow motion. The closest analogy I can give is that it’s like watching a far off storm where the lightning is yet to venture towards the ground. The flashes are there, but they’re between the clouds. You can only see them if you’re watching.
We spent a few hours with Rimmika and Sid at Bents Basin a few weeks ago now, but I can still remember thinking that as we walked. We never asked them to move closer together. We never asked them to touch. They just would.
Then you’d see it.
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?
We do it less than we should these days.
Finding the time is hard. Finding time that everyone has is harder. Sometimes, though. Sometimes we somehow find ourselves back in places we haven’t been in years. Places that we had almost forgotten. Places that we fit back into almost intuitively.
And then it’s over again.
So we agree that we should do it again some time. We all nod and hug and laugh.
And we promise.