Lewis, Amy and I sat down over a coffee at the Piha cafe one afternoon to catchup and chat about their wedding coming up next month. A usual occurrence for me, I love meeting up with my couples to get to know them before locking anything in. This was different tho. I already knew Lewis, him and I attended the same Uni together, for two very different reasons. I was studying the Acting degree, him the Screen Arts degree. The nature of our chosen fields meant that our departments overlapped many times through the course of that 3 years of study as we regularly had to make short films together. So we all knew each other fairly well. This feels like a lifetime ago, but while sitting down chatting with these two I was forced to relive some of the most hilarious and strange moments of my life as we recited to Amy the sheer ridiculousness that was our Unitec days. And man, I forgot so many of the ridiculous things I had willingly put myself through (painting my entire face with clay and covering my hands in latex and being Jesus, just to name a few)
By the end of the meeting my cheeks hurt, tears were streaming down my face and my stomach was cramped from all the laughing. I thought that there wasn’t any possible way I could laugh anymore. That was until the day we did their engagement shoot.
You see I thought the laughter was circumstantial, based around the retelling of embarrassing stories and remembering of our days as young fresh faced “adults” attempting to make sense of the world. Turns out these two are just made of laughter and joy! They claim its their “awkwardness” I reckon its just them being freaking adorable! As always Piha made for the most beautiful backdrop, but it was once again outshined by these two freaking AMAZING humans! I cant wait to celebrate their Wedding in the Coromandel! If there is one thing to be sure of its that it’ll be filled with ALL the laughs!