IMAGES BY RG WILD PHOTOGRAPHY | PERTH
I’m often asked: “What is the most rewarding aspect of my line of work?” At times it can be difficult to narrow it down. However as with any position, working as a photographer requires various roles. For me the most rewarding is the human connection & learning from others.
Every connection is unique as the individual characters I meet. I enjoy getting to know what motivates and encourages people to be who they are. The act of listening and learning from people’s life stories is quite fascinating and makes for a constant reminder to me that strength, courage, & inspiration can be found in the most unassuming people.
Nothing could be accurate than the heroic nature of this couple. I will always be indebted to them for the profound gift of perspective they granted me; and I will always be appreciative to them for allowing me to capture the beauty, love, & honesty that their wedding day embraced.
From the moment this Groom met his Bride he was smitten. He knew he had found ‘the one’ and from that moment on wards they never looked back. As with every remarkable love story it’s combined with heartache; this couple’s time together was tragically cut sort for the Bride was terminally ill. Understandably some people may have been too traumatised to have continued however this couple chose to combat their limited time by filling it with things they valued & admired, including their love & commitment to each other & their loved ones.
Defying medical science they achieved lifelong goals of visiting family & friends in Ireland, taking their son to Disneyland, a new puppy, & getting married. They chose to pair their wedding ceremony with their Irish heritage and celebrate their love by getting married on St. Patrick’s Day.
In similar vain to the allegory of St Patrick, in which he defied malevolent forces by driving away the metaphoric snakes out of Ireland, this couple challenged the inevitable outcome by making the most of the time they had together. Instead of focusing on their limitations they took this knowledge as a gift of time and made the most of their precious time together. Their wedding day oozed joy, there was an unspoken appreciation for all involved that we were witnessing something remarkable & we all walked away enriched by the experience.
I’m not sure I know what the definition of happiness is, however I do know that this couple understood what love is. Moreover they recognised that the pursuit of happiness lies in making the most of every opportunity life brings you, irrespective of he challenges one faces or the time restrictions in place. I find this to be profoundly inspirational.
Now to revisit the original question: “What do I find most rewarding about my job?” My answer would be: the inspiration and courage I find in the people I meet, as it empowers me to be a better person. I couldn’t possibly ask for a more rewarding perk.
Today marks their first wedding anniversary, it warms my heart to know that in spite for her passing, she and their love will be celebrated. Undoubtedly, for those who knew her the day will commence with a heavy heart however we will not allow that to cloud our focus. Today, St Patricks Day, is a blended celebration of an inspirational saint, a fabulous culture, & honouring this gorgeous bride’s legacy.
As much as it pains me to know she is no longer with us, my heart is filled with immense pride & comforted by the knowledge that I knew such an amazing & inspirational woman.
To the Larkin + Lynch Families, Thank you for welcoming me into your lives & for enabling me to be a part of such a remarkable day. My thoughts are with you all.
RG Wild | PERTH
Photography | by Linda Wild, RG Wild Photography |www.rgwildphotography.com.au
Location: | Mindarie Marina, Western Australia www.visitmindarie.com.au
Make Up | Anita Jercic, MUA PERTH
Hair By | Trudy Kydd, PERTH
Enhance Fashion Accessories | Enhance Fashion Accessories | Ocean Keys
Cake Design | Moira Park, Western Australia
Vocalist/Pianist | Miyuki Moriwaki Strates, PERTH