These guys live near an old Brick Factory. How cool is that!?!
I got to spend quite a few hours with Maria’s family throughout the day. Maria’s Mum, a.k.a Nonna, made me nice and strong italian espresso on the stove and took me through her home. She pointed out some school photos of the kids and even one of her and Maria’s dad on their wedding day. Their house is full of treasures and it’s both exciting and humbling that perhaps one of my images will one day be on display in their home one day. Maria’s Dad gave me a tour around the garden to showed me is prized orchids. At one point he stopped and said, ‘some people have money, I have my garden’. That’s how special these people are.
When Maria first put her dress on the whole house lit up with emotion. Tears were flowing from everyone, I was struggling to hold them back myself! Maria’s brothers had to step outside to recompose themselves while she and her parents just looked at each other with tears rolling down their cheeks in complete joy. I love what I do, but it’s times like these that I feel like the luckiest guy on earth being able to witness and photograph these special moments with special people.