It's hard to explain what it felt like to have something like that drop in my inbox. After quitting my day job, selling our home and serving food for the better part of a year - my insides burned with excitement.
Anyone who has ever taken a risk that's paid off will know the feeling. I almost wish I could go back to those first few months, after setting up the business. Just remembering those initial emails coming through makes my heart beat faster.
In the time between Jess's email and her wedding, I shot a lot of weddings. Jess knew what she wanted and that's something I loved about getting to know her. She saw in my work from the very beginning, the images she wanted hanging on her walls for the rest of her life. And that's a humbling thought for me.
Last weekend, I drove to the Hunter Valley with Kesh and Roo. I left my family at the hotel and joined Jess and Scott's. I felt the togetherness, love and strength within their own families. It's a very beautiful thing.