Monday, May 11, 2009
Sydney Day 1
I have traveled to Europe, Asia, the Americas, Hawaiian Islands, and now Australia....and it's my favorite!!!! I can't tell you in words how amazing this place is, and how wonderful the people are there. They are like close cousins to Americans...so laid back, friendly, and genuinely happy to have you in their country.
I started off our first day there after sleeping off the jet lag from the red eye by taking my boys out to go shoot the sunrise with me. We didn't quite make it so we just decided to play around the Sydney Harbour which is just stunning. The boys are so used to getting their picture taken at this point that they pretty much just ignore me and play now....I took them down to a cut in the wall where during low tide you can walk into the ocean water of the Harbour which is where I got the shot of the three of them with the Opera House in the background.
The most hilarious thing was when they tried to get up....Kevin managed to climb up, but his brothers needed help...so while Kevin pulled on Michael's arms, JJ pushed him from the backside to help him up....it was even more hilarious to watch than the shot shows. Both boys then turned and pulled JJ up....it was a classic moment.
We then returned to the hotel to pick up Cameron and Kara so we could find our locations for the wedding the next day. I took the boys for breakfast in the restaurant and the Host accused me of having Swine Flu because I sniffled...and seriously refused to sit me. I told him he either sat me or he left the restaurant...but that I wasn't leaving. He decided to see things my way. We went scouting locations the entire day which was awesome. The top two pictures were taken at the end of the night...one of the Opera House, and the other taken of the Sydney Bay from the Manly Beach cliffs which is where we were shooting the wedding the next day. I was in heaven with all the picture opportunities.......and I am SO excited about the way the shots from the wedding turned out....but that's for another post.....