Today is Valentine’s Day. Perfect for sharing a real love story. At the beginning of my preview video for creativeLIVE ( you can read the post here if you don’t know what I”m talking about) I told the story of Dorothy & Stanley. I photographed their wedding in Bali last year and they were just one of those couples that captivated me. They know each other so well, and their love is so solid that there is no pretense. They are just at ease with each other and so it is easy to be around them. They joke & they dig at each other like only people that have known each other a really long time do. This kind of easiness needs trust. Complete trust. No doubt of the others love for you. You know it when you see it in people. You feel it. It makes you smile. That’s why I told Dorothy & Stanley’s story. It wasn’t just because of the images they let me create with them (these guys were fantastic). It was also because their’s is a story of true love. Destined love. It is funny, simple & in hindsight so obvious. What an honour to record their wedding day for them. The day they declared it to the world.
Dorothy & Stanley got married at Alila Villas Uluwatu.
Dorothy’s dress is a Vera Wang and the shoes, Valentino
Dorothy & Stanley’s story is so special, that they let me record it. With the help of Adam, we spent a bit of time with them the day before the wedding just talking about how they met & came to know each other. Here is the result. I posted this on New Year’s Day as my favourite piece of work for 2012. It still is.
Dorothy & Stanley, sometimes I get to see the kind of love story that usually only happens in the movies. Thank you for letting me see it happen in real life.