Happy Monday Dotties! It has been such a blustery weekend that I am very thankful to be snuggling in the warmth today!
I’m an early riser and like to start the day with some quiet time and a hot coffee to gather myself for the day ahead. Just sitting quietly at any time of the day allows you a moment to breathe in, to process the details of the day and gather your thoughts – particularly important in the lead up to your wedding day when everything can start to crowd in on you. We have many fabulous vendors in Ms Polka Dot’s Directory who have many ideas to make your wedding day unique. We have Flowers, we have Transport, we have Styling & Hire and Mobile Bars & Drinks Catering – we even have Wedding Planners and Entertainment! Our vendors are keen to help you.
Check out Ms Polka Dot’s Directory for wedding vendors who will love your wedding as much as you!
Darin of Darin Collison Photography notices the littlest of details with a true photographer’s eye. The looks between people, the hand holding, the beauty in the small moments. The details, that you will surely miss in the blur that is your wedding day, are right there in images. Your wedding day has stories embedded in it like no other, and just looking at your photographs in the years to come will bring back many memories of this most special of days.
We asked Darin of Darin Collison Photography five questions in five minutes:
What is your reward after a big working day?
Cognac. And a hot spa.
Favourite weekend getaway?
Weekend getaways? Oh yeah. Weekends. I remember them… Every time I go to Castlemaine to shoot though, I make a mental note to go there with the family for a couple of days – it’s quite lovely.
What is your most prized possession?
Hmmm. Tricky. Probably my small collection of insanely sharp Japanese knives. I love cooking, and these things are ridiculous. Taught myself how to sharpen them too – it’s kinda the same mix of craft and feel that photography has.
So many great restaurants. Cicciolinas in St Kilda will always be my fave though. Because, memories.
What do you most enjoy about being in the wedding industry?
Being a wedding photographer is ridiculously fulfilling. I can’t think of another creative career that lets you use so many different photographic skills, that pushes you and rewards you in equal measure. I still get nervous before every single wedding, but the moment I put my eye to the viewfinder I can, well, not relax, but just let myself be in the zone. It’s a good feeling.