Hi, I’m Eddy. You can call me Edwina if you must but by the time your wedding comes we’ll be like sisters… or at least good friends!
From my experience, I’m not exactly like all the other wedding photographers. I don’t just show up on the wedding day while you’re finishing up your final preparations and setup a few shots of your makeup artist pretending to put on your blush again. I also don’t sneak out for the night quickly after your first dance. I’m the full meal deal. I usually spend your entire wedding weekend with you because, I love this gig. I love being part of the whole process and getting to know the people you love and cherish so my work reflects all the personalities and moments.
I love traveling to your family home out in the middle of (what can seem like) nowhere. I feel like your story is so much more than 8 hours of wedding celebrations. Your story is the friends and family around you who have supported you and made you who you and your partner are. It’s an early morning coffee with your Dad one last time before you no longer bear his last name, a warm embrace from your Grandma when she tells you just how proud she is of you at the rehearsal dinner the night before and the way your husband squeezes your hand with that big goofy smile on his face when you head out at the end of the night. In my opinion, there’s no better way to tell your story than for me to become part of it.
Before I become part of your story though, let me tell you a little bit about mine. I feel like I am one of those really lucky people who get to live an extraordinary life. I grew up a country girl born and bred on a property in northern New South Wales. My parents taught me (and my two younger siblings) that fresh air, hard work, horses and homemade biscuits are the good things in life. After a decade in the big smoke, I now spend half my time in Brisbane and half my time on the family property at Deepwater. When I’m not spending my time at your wedding, I spend it in the presence of my life long friends who I met at Boarding School and my best buddy Jordie. In case you’re wondering, yes, Jordie looks like celebrity dog Hairy McLary from Donaldson’s Dairy, but he’s just your everyday, ridiculously loveable, furry friend.
Traveling feeds my soul. 2016 is going to be the year of destination weddings for me. I love myself a good fascinator and a nice pair of heels. I’ve studied fashion and have had myself a career in both personal training and in real-estate, but at the end of the day I can’t imagine myself anywhere without my camera and a story to be told. It’s what get’s me out of bed in the morning. Finding my true passion and actually having the ability to make it my career is something I am thankful for every day. I have met some amazing people through my travels and I get to visit some of the most-beautiful places in Australia and overseas.
I am lucky enough to get those excited butterflies in my stomach over fifty weddings in, I’m happy to say that it certainly doesn’t feel like work when you enjoy it so much!
If you think my particular mix of country charm and ballroom gowns might be your cup of tea, I would absolutely love to be a part of your day, your story.
Can’t wait to hear from you,