Wait... WTF just happened? This doesn't quite feel real. But somehow here we are, amongst the best in the world. Wow. Weird.
Just getting nominated was a huge honour, that was enough for us. To have our work looked at alongside the most talented photographers in the world was super exciting. We were sure we wouldn't get selected.
We were travelling for weddings when we got the news that we had been nominated. We weren't going home before we needed to make our submission, so we did it all on the road between weddings. We didn't have access to our full collection of images either. We were editing jpgs (gross).
And then it happened. And we don't really know what to say.
Huge thanks to all our amazing couples. We couldn't have done it without you trusting us, letting us be ourselves (with all the weirdness that entails), and being open to going a little outside the box with your wedding photos. You guys are so damn awesome.
So here are some of the images that got us a spot among Rangefinder's 30 Rising Stars of wedding photography.
We have been travelling around the world for the last five months, meeting awesome people, eating too much, sleeping in a tree house, climbing up mountains, sleeping under the stars, getting lost, avoiding rattlesnakes, making new friends, and photographing kick-ass weddings. But we are back, in little old New Zealand again. So don't be a stranger, stop in for a coffee/dinner/long conversation and stay up way too late on a school night. We will be here for the next few months and we want to see your face. So be sure to say hello.
It's so good to be home.
We went to Tucson Arizona. Make it out into the desert and up on to the hills at dusk.
Packing into a car with good friends and exploring New Zealand is so good for the soul. We were lucky enough to escape the city and spend a few days travelling the country with two of our favorite people.
Our good friend Petar picked us up in Dubrovnik. We drove south and ended up in Montenegro.