Weddings. Its a beautiful event, isnt it? I hear you say, Its a celebration of love. Of course, its beautiful! But have you ever noticed that the beauty of weddings actually lies in its preparation? Well, one thing is for sure, the journey leading up to the decision two people makes to spend the rest of their lives together is already beautiful on its own. Now throw in the preparation for the other elements of the celebration: hunting for the perfect venue, hunting for the perfect dress, hunting for the best wedding services provider, hunting for the most compatible photographers and cinematographers the list can go on and on. Not to mention the strong bond that is teamwork that is formed during the time of preparation. Friends and families who get together to make one day the most wonderful day for the couple who are celebrating their union. Its an unusual bond like no other that never happens on ordinary days. A wedding is truly special. And to be invited to be a part of one on a regular basis is an honor and a privilege I never take for granted.
I felt the same kind of gratitude on the day of Jonny and Vinnys wedding. The bride was up very early in the morning to get her make-up done. I was already there. I could barely keep my eyes open, but to see the huge smile on Vinnys face and the twinkle of excitement in her eyes, I was immediately awake. It was better than a bucket full of strong coffee. I met Jonny later in the day, and at first glance, I thought that he looked like my friend and colleague, another AXIOO photographer, Paulus Hyu. (Is it just me or is the resemblance uncanny?) Hes not a romantic kind of guy, but I have never seen a man more emotional when watching the Same Day Edit video. To me, personally, those kinds of expressions are worth more than all the compliments I can ever get for my work put together. It is what drives me to continue making videos that touch hearts, day in and day out.
Weddings are beautiful events. But at the end of the day, its the expressions found in the wedding that is truly beautiful. I sleep better at night knowing that I have captured most of it in the films that I make.
Congratulations again, Jonny and Vinny. Your wedding was beautiful, but a wedding is only an event to kickstart a more important process: marriage. May your marriage be more beautiful than your wedding ever could be.