Photographing a Photographer

Let me tell you a little story…..  stay with me ’cause its a cool story….

A lot of international couples come to our beautiful region for their elopement wedding, so I get enquiries from all over the world.   Many are from the UK and this is where my story starts.

Roger, the groom, was communicating with me via email from London.  He asked lots of questions and they were not your average questions.  Not the ones that I normally receive from couples.  He wanted to know about my style, to see lots of my work, including entire weddings.   He wanted to know about my equipment and would I give him the Raw files.  Raw files are the really, really big unedited files out of the professional camera.  That last one was most certainly an unusual request.

Mmmm … I’m beginning to think that this guy knows his stuff and is probably a photographer.

Anyway, I won the wedding and thought nothing more about it until the day of their wedding came around. When I meet Roger and Avril, they were an older couple getting married for the second time.   A few of their adult children had also come out from the UK.  It was not really your typical elopement wedding with no guests.  The beach wedding went off without a hitch ( as they always do up here ) and we captured some great photos around Palm Cove.

Towards the end of the day, I’m really getting to know them more and mentioned to Roger that he sounded like a photographer in his emails.  “Yes I am a photographer”, he declared. “I’ve photographed a few people you may have heard of”.

“Oh”, I say “who is that? ”

“Princess Diana and Charles’s wedding was one you would have heard of”, Roger said.  “Also portraits her Majesty the Queen and Fergies wedding too”

What the !!!!!!

I’m glad I did not know who he was before I photographed his wedding.  I asked him some questions about the weddings and it turns out it was only the ceremonies in Westminster Abby (only…..) and did a little bit of checking and sure enough, he was who he said he was.

Cool hey !