Catriona & Craig's Wedding, Temecula, California

Many years ago I was in need of a little sister, and I got one, a very special one. She’s been a rascal ever since, but I wouldn't change her for the world. In recent years she’s been enjoying travelling the world. It was through her sense of adventure that she met Craig. And the rest as they say is history.

For the wedding celebration we hired a big house in Temecula, which was perfect for the occasion. As a wedding photographer you usually don’t get to have a say on the way things are set up so it was pleasing to be able to move things around for the ceremony. The layout was perfect under the trees shielding us from the strength of the midday sun. Much better for pictures! Apart from certain aspects of the ceremony, much of the day was definitely untraditional. There were some heartfelt words throughout with speeches from almost everyone that attended. It really was remarkable how it all came together so well.

When I look back at the day, there are a few moments that really stand out for me and sit way above the lovely surroundings and aesthetics. It’s the moments that have feeling in them, the moments that tell a story. In one of the pictures a special young lady looks out of the window in the morning, deep in thought, taking it all in. A telling moment. Another image that I can’t help but feel moved by is the image of Craig and his father. It was a deeply emotional minute or so as he talked to all of us about how much his Dad meant to him. I still think about his words, they help to remind me of what an influence my Dad has been in my life. I’ve not quite expressed it in words to him, but I know he knows. This day will forever remain in my heart as it will with the small group of family and friends that attended, I’m very pleased that my sister has found a good man. Here are some of my favourites.