I can only describe Tim and Anna’s wedding day as happy. It was so happy. Anna did not stop grinning and it was infectious – I couldn’t look at her without smiling. Their day was simple, filled with joy and they were surrounded by people whose love for them was obvious. Their wedding was a first for me, my first opportunity to shoot a ‘first look’. I am a total convert – everyone should do it. It’s not traditional, but it managed to be a beautiful, intimate moment, even on a crowded Saturday afternoon in South Bank. It was a moment that totally sucked any tension right out of the air and everyone was completely relaxed and happy for photos afterwards. Then it was onto the ceremony in the Red Box at the QLD State Library, followed by more photos. After we’d shot in the library for a bit, I asked Anna if she’d like to get to her reception and she replied that she’d like more photos. Another first for me! Sometimes trying to get clients to feel comfortable in front of the camera is very tough (and that includes me, I am the worst), so to have someone enjoy the process was awesome. We did eventually make it to the reception at the Gallery of Modern Art, where everyone ate and drank and merried, overlooking the superb Brisbane River and its surrounds. Tim and Anna – thank you for having me along and choosing me to capture your day. I headed back home with a slightly sore face from all the smiling I’d been doing all day and your dance floor shots are making me grin all over again.