I always wondered where the phrase "up a Gum tree" might have come from.
Having placed an ad for free photographic sessions in Gum Tree classifieds, to build my portfolio, I am getting a clue! I can hardly keep up. Gus my dog is putting on weight and there is a faint 'niff' in the kitchen. I really must remember to put the dishwasher on, but frankly with the post-production effort on all of the assignments I have completed recently I don't seem to have time to do much else. Be careful what you wish for. You too could be up a Gum tree!
But I am loving every minute and find that I really enjoy being part of a couple's wedding day. It's a special time for two people and a privilege to capture it for them. Even if Gus is desperate for a good walk!
Last weekend I photographed the wedding of Gabriella and Kenneth. They found me 'up the Gum tree' and during our briefing meeting were so trusting. They just let me set the tone for the wedding images and placed the outcome entirely in my hands. The fools! But with trust comes responsibility and I was really looking forward to giving them something they would cherish.
The location was great; the Library in Mayfair, being used while the Marylebone Registry office is renovated. It was a small affair, which meant I didn't need to compete with a dozen iPhone photographers distracting everybody. Mind you the best man needs to work out where the mute button on his phone. Thankfully incoming calls much to the amusement of all concerned especially when he received one at a particularly inopportune moment. Oh well. What are friends for?
Gabriella & Kenneth were a lovely couple, so patient and photogenic. I am really happy with the outcome.