One day I just missed picking up a call from a strange number starting with +82 … Usually if the call comes from a private number or a country I don’t recognise, it’s generally some considerate individual who has noticed my Google ranking is low and for a fee will help me get onto the first page of Google. I was intrigued by the area code so I looked it up (via Google actually) and noticed that the call came from South Korea.
Interesting… I guess I have a sister in law from Korea so maybe there’s a link? So I just rang the number back and Daniel picks up the phone… He and Jess found my website (via Google ironically) and they both loved my style of photography because it was modern and different to anything they’d seen. So with a very short conversation they booked.
Eventually Jess came back to Perth on a short trip and we caught up at my studio. I guess it’s hard planning everything abroad so she wanted to catch up to see what I was like and ask some questions about the day, maybe also to make sure I wasn’t some weirdo.
Daniel however I never got to meet… in fact I had no idea what he looked like until the big day so I had no idea what to expect so when I arrived at the Fremantle Maritime Museum, I quickly figured out who he was and went up to say a quick hello before Jess arrived. We shook hands and Dan went straight in for a man hug. It took me by surprise because for most grooms it takes a whole day before they’re comfortable enough. It goes a lot towards showing the type of people Daniel and Jess are… they’re both warm and open. There’s no pretense, tough act or walls… just genuine kindness.
As the day went on… it was so much fun. I learned that they shower sincere affection onto people that matter to them and that’s something I do too.
Here are some of my favourite images from their wedding. There’s one funny image below (which probably only makes sense if you were there) where Jasmine (the maid of honor) during her speech accidentally says “Jess is my breast friend”… haha.
Thanks to Adrian Tan for shooting this wedding with me