I had the great pleasure of meeting the winners of the recent couple shoot competition Josh and Samantha in Lismore recently. They are a great couple and I wish them all the best for their wedding this week.
They have planned to have the wedding ceremony at the same location we had their couple shoot. I hope you both have an amazing day and best of luck in future.
‘Myself and Josh met out in Australia while I was doing my regional work for my second year visa in a small town 3 hours north of Sydney. We met almost instantly after I arrived but grew a strong friendship before getting together 8 months later. We quickly moved in together and went about setting up a home and within a year, Josh proposed at the amazing ‘home and away’ wedding location, west head lookout. We had an amazing engagement party with all of our friends just before we had to leave to come back to Ireland as my visa expired.
Since being back in Ireland, I’ve been trying to plan our dream wedding on next to no funds. Unfortunately both my parents have passed and Josh’s parents aren’t financially able to help out so we’ve had to make many sacrifices along the way. One of them being having an engagement photo shoot which was devastating as our house is filled with photographs of each milestone in our relationship. But one day I came across your competition for a couples photo shoot and hope was restored. I knew the location we put forward for the shoot was a strong contestant so we just prayed you hadn’t been there before and it would win the big prize and it did!!!!! We honestly couldn’t believe our luck.
The photo shoot itself began quite awkward as having someone take pics of you is quite strange and unnatural but with some guidance from you, we soon settled into it and you managed to capture our love for each other on screen. Truly a dream come true to be able to have these snaps to add to our timeline. We can’t thank you enough for your time and generosity.’