Moments Away

It's 10:30pm on Tuesday night. I'm sitting at Gate D52. Another 40 minutes till boarding. Is this really happening?

When my friend and I started this idea of me photographing her sister's wedding in Australia it really was more of a pipe dream than anything else. But here I am, less than 24 hours away from my final destination!

I have so many mixed feelings at this moment. I'm so so so excited to see my friend and her family again. Heidi has been in my life for almost 8 years since we were first roommates at bible school in New Zealand. We connected instantly and have stayed in touch ever since. We've seen each other twice since then, this will be the third. That's pretty stinkin amazing considering we live continents apart! SO I'm thrilled to see her and her family again!

I'm so excited to be able to photograph another wedding, the first of the year. And in Australia of all places! It's technically my first summer wedding, I guess. That's right, I'm flying away from the torrential down pour of rain to the nice high twenty degree celcius weather! This wedding sounds amazing already, and I'm so excited to be part of it!

I'm excited for girl time. Just me and my gal for a solid week after the wedding. I know that week will be filled with so many conversations, so much lattes and cups of tea, probably some tears, definitely lots of laughs, deep conversations and encouragement, and a closer connection with God through those conversations. I'm so excited.

The one thing that makes me want to run back out of the airport and take a cab home is my little Girlie. I miss her already. I've never left her for this long before, nor have my husband and I ever been apart for this long. This is brand new territory for me! I can tell you for a fact, I will not be a destination wedding photographer! There's no way I could do this multiple times a year!

My husband had to work tonight so my dad dropped me off at the airport while my mom stayed at home while Cheyenne slept. My dad came in with me as I was pretty nervous about this trip. I haven't flown alone since I went to New Zealand in 2003. My husband is always the one that deals with all our documents and knows where to go in the airports and just gives me nothing to worry about. I'm doing it all on my own today! Which is fine, it'll be fine, it's just different. Anyway, I've been trying to compose myself all day, constantly on the verge of tears. After I said good bye to my dad and stepped into the line for security I started  tearing up. But that's all that happened.

And now I've moved past that and am really really looking forward to the next 10 days! These will be amazing days, unbelievable experiences and memories are going to be had and made! I can't wait to show you pictures of my trip and tell you all about it!

Those are my thoughts at this current moment. Moments away from stepping on a plane. I'm quite overly tired already so I'm not sure if my words were coherent or not!


  1. Anonymous15.3.11

    HAVE FUN VANESSA! I can't wait to see and hear all about the wedding and the trip. I hope you have a safe and wonderful time, and don't miss your little girl too much! :)

  2. Awesome feature! What a great collection of photos! Congratulations on the exposure!
    Have the best time down under!


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