Scene opens on Lake Como. Rugged snow capped mountains and golden afternoon light. So breath taking that it almost photographs itself.
Cut to Kerri + Armando. A couple so welcoming and genuine, the jet lag and the travel fatigue I’ve been feeling of late just faded away.
In the days leading up to the wedding, storms rolled in, there was a chill in the air and heavy rains fell. But like any good movie, that too faded away and the brilliant glow of the famous Italian sunlight came out just in time.
So it’s here I tell you about my mum. She is hands down one of my biggest supporters. She taught me about light from a young age. She also told me to pursue happiness. She hasn’t really done much travel in her life whereas in the last few years it feels like I have had enough travel to fill an entire lifetime. But when her eyes light up when I share my travel stories at the end of each trip, I can understand now why it’s so important. Stories of strange countries, of stumbling over giant snakes in Bali or doing a shoot at the Great Pyramids – the more places I go, the more stories of the world I can bring home to her. And after I finish editing every wedding, she comes over and watches each slideshow and squeezes my hand. I feel like through my lens, I can share a piece of the world with her.
So cut back to Lake Como where, along with my man Eric Ronald, who proved to be an amazing drone captain and second shooter, we spent three wonderful days following Kerri + Armando around, documenting their crazy beautiful wedding, where 60 of their nearest and dearest flew from all corners of the earth to join them. And it was wonderful and touching and humbling.
And then I came home and told my mum all about it. She was stoked.
Second Shooter + Drone Photographer: Eric Ronald // Ceremony + Reception: Villa Lario Resort, Lake Como // Bride’s Dress: Martina Liana //Groom’s suit: Art Lewin // Flowers: Rattiflora // Wedding Planner: Wedding Box Lake Como // Videography: AG Studios