Back in August, we got to travel half way across the world to photograph Sachi and Dinali’s Sri Lankan wedding in Colombo. Before we go any further, let me tell you that it was an adventure of its own getting there: between delayed flights, missed connections, and lost luggages, this trip challenged us more than we would have thought but it was all worth it!
One of the things we got to do when we first met Dinali and Sachi was their engagement shoot. We had just arrived the night before and woke up at 3.30am for a 3-hr drive to get to a beach at sunrise. At first, we had looked on the map and the location wasn’t that far but it wasn’t taking into consideration the traffic jams and slow roads we would be travelling on: so off we went, early birds, down to a beach south of Colombo.
The coastline in the area is very build up so it is rather impressive to us to have images looking so wild. They both are originally from Sri Lanka and have lived in both New Zealand and Australia forever so it was quite special to them to have those images shot in their home country. And it makes for rather unique images too.
August is monsoon season too, so it is fair to say we had rather bad weather and the sun didn’t quite break out the way we hoped for but I guess it gives that little extra mystery to their shoot. Not that the rain ever phased those two, as you can tell from other images we shot during our stay in Sri Lanka. You can see those in our online gallery HERE. And you will see how they embraced the pouring rain!
And this week, we are off to Australia to film their wedding celebration & reception with family + friends who couldn’t make the trip to Sri Lanka. It will be a great way for us to conclude what has been an incredible year 2014, working & visiting in 11 countries, taking over 40 flights, and travelling many kilometres on land, sea and in the air.
oh! And… you know how we love double exposures, right?