Happy to see Stephanie and David’s Fig Tree Wedding in Byron Bay blogged by the Byron Bay Wedding Fair.
Photography by Daniel Ridgley Hewitt
Second Photographer Krstin Scholtz
Venue Fig Tree
Celebrant Michelle Shannon
Videography Byron Wedding Visual
Dress Le-lujah Bridal
Hair and Make-up Phoebe Fever
Florist Poppy and Fern
Catering Fig Tree Restaurant
Lighting Byron Audio
Transport Byron Bay Double Deckers
“Dan’s pleasant & easy-going way of taking pictures suited us as a family with two little kids very much. His beautiful photos will be part of our Byron memories forever. Thank you very much, Dan, you are a real professional.” – The Frick’s
I’m an addict when it comes to physical exercise and looking after my body and if I’m not getting some form of exercise I can feel my body & mind entering a sluggish mode of being. This not only affects my mood and general well being but also my inspiration and ability to create beautiful images in stillness and concentration while I’m shooting.
So, I’m a big believer in yoga as a form of exercise, calming the mind and bringing myself back to the creative field of photography and conscious decision making. And you can imagine I was so happy to photograph prenatal yoga images for an upcoming local business (Thrive Yoga) in Byron Bay, comprehending how important yoga can be for expecting mothers with restricted exercises and activities.
One of my favourite moments during Cecilie & Espen’s wedding in Norway happened after a gale force wind storm tore through the reception. Fortunately, most of the reception had been set up in the old traditional Norwegian barn, laughter and love silenced the howling wind. We were safe inside the sturdy storm resistant barn as the wind flung the outside marquees onto nearby cars.
There’s a special light after a storm passes and when I began seeing the soft glowing light peaking through the gaps in the barn I asked the bride and groom to come with me outside and play in the beautiful light. They were all to happy knowing what I was talking about. We felt so alive in the storms ambience creating moving images after the destructive force had passed.